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Football players financial value drops ahead transfer window

On July 1, the summer transfer window for 2021 will reopen, and it will conclude on August 31.

Alex Iwobi, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Kalu, and Henry Onyekuru are among the players whose market prices have already plummeted.
According to Transfer market, Osimhen’s value has dropped by 38.5 percent to €50 million after joining Napoli for €81.3 million. In 30 appearances in all competitions, the 22-year-old scored 10 goals and added three assists.
Iwobi, a compatriot who will be in his third season at Everton, had his value drop by 31.25 percent from €32 million to €22 million.
Last season, the 24-year-old scored once in 30 outings and has four goals in 64 games since making his Toffees debut.


Chukwueze, a Villarreal midfielder, has seen his market value drop by 33.33 percent from €30 million to €20 million, while Kalu’s value has dropped by 30% from €10 million to €7 million.
Marshal Mbre, a football agent, explained that the decline in the players’ value was due to their success in the previous season as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the European economy.
“This is due to two factors: the players’ overall performance and the current state of the European economy,” says the author. Mbre
“However, with people returning to stadiums around Europe, I believe their value will rise again as long as they improve their club performances.

“At the present, we can only brag of a handful players that excelled for their clubs last season. Wilfred Ndidi, Paul Onuachu, and Kelechi Iheanacho were among the players who performed well towards the end of the Premier League season; Iheanacho in particular, given how he finished the season as Leicester City’s second top scorer with 12 goals, three behind (Jamie) Vardy after a poor start to the season.”

Paul Onomano, a Nigerian football agent living in Portugal, agreed with Mbre’s viewpoint.
“It’s simply down to their performances, that’s all,” he added. Onuachu’s worth has risen as a result of his goalscoring for Genk previous season; similarly, Marcus Abraham’s value has risen from €100,000 to €1 million as a result of his success with CD Feirense.”
Abraham, who made his Super Eagles debut against Cameroon in an international friendly last month, scored 11 goals in 26 games for Feirense in the Portuguese second level before making his Nigeria debut.

“Take Chukwueze, for example; his form has deteriorated, and so has his value. Since breaking into the spotlight three years ago, his goal ratio has decreased.

In 40 appearances, the Villarreal winger scored five goals and added eight assists, a far cry from his first season with the Yellow Submarines in 2018, when he scored ten goals and added eight assists.

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