There are a few ‘wage’ and ‘valuation’ websites out on the world wide web when it comes to football players and whatever their market value is supposed to be or whatever they take home per week, and it’s probably fair to say that figures associated to some players are far more likely to be in the correct ballpark than they are for others and the current Aston Villa squad are probably no different.
We can all have our own thoughts on that, and to some degree when it comes to market value, it has to be driven by current form versus their original signing fee or presumed sale value based on deals of similar types of players/similar ages and the sums they have moved for.
Ultimately, there’s no right or wrong answer here and it comes down to what another club would simply be willing to pay, but Vital Villa forum member DeanoVilla opened up the chat, so it’ll be interesting to see how wildly Villa fans themselves differ in their thoughts on valuations of the squad.
There’s already plenty of difference in the responses given on the forum link above, and using Wesley for example, there’s a £28million swing so far.
Over to you…after Deano’s post, obviously.
Just for fun, what would you, realistically, value our players at in the current market?
Tom Heaton – £8 million
Jed Steer – £7 million
Orjan Nyland – £3 million
Lovre Kalanic – £4 million
Frederic Guilbert – £12 million
Ahmed Elmohamady – £4 million
Tyrone Mings – £55 million
Bjorn Engels – £18 million
Ezri Konsa – £10 million
Kortney Hause – £3 million
Neil Taylor – £4 million
Matt Targett – £12 million
Trezeguet – £12 million
Anwar El Ghazi – £12 million
Jota – £5 million
Douglas Luiz – £15 million
Marvelous Nakamba – £18 million
John McGinn – £90 million
Jack Grealish – £55 million
Conor Hourihane – £12 million
Henri Lansbury – £3 million
Wesley – £20 million
Jonathan Kodjia – £8 million
Kienan Davis – £6 million
Grand Total £396 million.
When you consider the new owners paid £65 million for the club just over a year ago that’s pretty nuts.
Fingers crossed they are serious and we don’t become a selling club. If we can grow this lot and start challenging for things then the values of a lot of those players could skyrocket further.
NGolo Kante, for instance, went for £32 million a few years back, so you’d got to imagine the potential is there for both Luiz and Nakamba to be worth £40 million+.
Wesley…if he finds his feet and scores regularly…well the price for a goalscorer in this division can be anything. He could easily be worth £70 million+ if he kicks on.
Engels price will no doubt go up once everyone else realises how good he is. Same with both full backs. And Grealish should be in the McGinn bracket if he can add goals to his game.