Every Premier League squad's purchase value has been compared to their market value
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A table highlighting the purchase value and current total market value of every Premier League squad has been created, with Arsenal and Brighton leading the charge.
Transfermarkt have pulled together data that shows how much each top flight club has spent to assemble their squad, and how much their squad is worth at this present moment.
Purchase value consists of all transfer fees which a club has spent on all squad-players, although players who are loaned out to other clubs are not included.
Market values are calculated by taking into account various pricing models, including age, development potential, reputation and performance for club and country.
For example, top-of-the-table Arsenal have a purchase value of €669.36 million and a current market value of €1.07 billion, giving them an impressive hypothetical profit of €404 million.
The form of academy product Bukayo Saka, whose market value has soared in the past 12 months, will no doubt be a key factor in those numbers. The England international is worth €120 million at the time of writing.
Arsenal's clever business in recent windows is also admirable. Two years after signing Martin Odegaard for €40 million, the Norwegian midfielder is now worth €90 million.
William Saliba, another steal at €31 million, is valued on the current market at €65 million.
So what about the other clubs? In terms of the top five, Brighton and Brentford unsurprisingly take the bronze and silver respectively, while big-hitters Manchester City and Liverpool feature in fourth and fifth.
Manchester United and Chelsea, on the other hand, record a negative difference when it comes to purchase value and current total market value.
In fact, the Blues sit rock bottom of the table with a purchase value of €1.03bn – the highest of any club.
Check out the table in full below:
So why are Chelsea so low down the list? Well, after being bought for €80 million in the summer of 2019. Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is currently valued at just €18 million.
Romelu Lukaku, who was bought for €113 million in 2021, is worth €40 million, according to the guys at Transfermarkt.
Mykhaylo Mudryk [€70m to €50m], Christian Pulisic [€64m to €25m] and Marc Cucurella [€65.3m to €35m] are also responsible for the lack of green in the 'difference' department.
Manchester United aren't exactly far behind their rivals, either. Harry Maguire was bought for €87 million and currently has a current market value of €20 million, while Jadon Sancho has gone from €85 million to €45 million in the space of two years.
Others who have been devalued in the market include Antony, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial.
Luton Town, who achieved promotion last season after a dramatic play-off final win against Coventry, currently have a purchase value of just £2.12 million; a remarkable figure that puts their rise into perspective.
The Hatters feature above fellow promotion-winners Burnley, as well as Everton, Sheffield United and Wolves.
Wolves have certainly been active in recent transfer windows but with mixed results. Fabio Silva, who was signed from FC Porto for €40 million in 2020, is now worth €13 million, while Goncalo Guedes has had €10 million shaved off his overall value.
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