Arsenal and Man Utd feature: Whose transfer value fell the most this season?


For another season, the Premier League is done and dusted.

Liverpool wrapped up their first title in 30 years while the battle for the top four went down to the wire. For Leicester, it was heartbreak as they missed out on the Champions League despite sitting in the top four for the majority of the campaign.

The biggest losers of the season were, of course, Norwich, Watford and Bournemouth who tasted relegation.

Eddie Howe's men had offered a great deal to the top-flight but ultimately, they deserved to go down - they weren't financially sustainable whatsoever.

However, the manager wasn't the only one who found himself out of his depth this term - some of the players did too.

Here at GIVEMESPORT, we've already explored some of the worst signings of the season and also the most abject players of the campaign, but how about those whose values decreased?

Some pretty impressive stars saw their estimations dramatically drop throughout the course of the 2019/20 term and courtesy of Transfermarkt, we've compiled a list of the top ten in the Premier League.


Here they are...

10. Granit Xhaka

What an absolute rollercoaster of a ride the Arsenal midfielder had this season. He was made the club captain at the beginning of the term but was then stripped of that honour in dramatic circumstances. After being substituted against Crystal Palace he marched off the pitch, swore at the Gunners supporters and threw his shirt on the floor.

Xhaka eventually went on to regain his place and become a vital part of Mikel Arteta's plans but that hasn't stopped his value from falling through the roof. At the beginning of the season, he was rated at £40.5m - he's now worth just £21.6m.

Granit Xhaka gesticulates

9. Alexandre Lacazette

Another Arsenal player who has become a victim of the abysmal league season they suffered. The Frenchman was the club's Player of the Season in 2018/19 but really struggled to find the back of the net on a regular basis this term.

Lacazette scored just 12 goals all season, going nine matches without hitting the back of the net over the Christmas and New Year period. From being rated at £63m, he is now only worth £43.2m.

Alexandre Lacazette warms up

8. Jesse Lingard

Lingard's season was absolutely disastrous, even by his standards. It seems like an absolute age ago now that the attacking midfielder starred at the 2018 World Cup and he has now surely played his last match for Manchester United.

He scored once all season in the league, against Leicester on the final day, and also failed to assist a single goal. He is now valued at a measly £15.75m compared to the £36m he was rated at last July.

Lingard & Wayne Rooney

7. John Stones

The defender's fall from grace has been rather spectacular this season, going from one of the most impressive young defenders in the English game to someone who can't earn any minutes. Injuries didn't help his cause either, missing 12 outings in total with muscle problems.

Linked with a switch to Arsenal, Stones' value has dropped a whopping 40% from £54m to £32.4m in the past year. 

John Stones Carabao Cup final

6. David de Gea

Once thought of as the successor to Iker Casillas at Real Madrid, the Man United stopper looked a shadow of his former self this season, making three errors leading to a goal.

Whether Dean Henderson gets a chance to usurp the Spaniard ahead of next season remains to be seen, but De Gea's value is now just £36m, dropping from £58.8m at the start of 2019/20. Perhaps United should have cashed in when they had the chance.

David de Gea stands

5. Dele Alli

The attacking midfielder endured a difficult season for a whole host of reasons. Under Mauricio Pochettino at the start of the campaign he looked terrible, but despite rejuvenating himself with Jose Mourinho for a few games, he also looked anonymous for large parts.

Alli has fallen out of favour with Gareth Southgate at international level but despite still managing to score nine times, his estimations have seen quite the drop-off. The Englishman was rated at £81m last July but is now worth only £57.6m.

Dele Alli warms up

4. Naby Keita

The Liverpool midfielder has been a pretty big flop on Merseyside. From being left out of the squad for the club's tie against Atletico Madrid, to starting just nine league outings, he hasn't set the world alight at all after arriving a few years ago.

Keita was worth a mighty £54m at the start of the season but his value is now sitting at £30.15m. He is surely expendable to Jurgen Klopp.

Naby Keita vs Brighton

3. Kepa Arrizabalaga 

It's dumbfounding to think that the Chelsea stopper is renowned as the most expensive goalkeeper in world football. Signed for £71.6m, he has looked incredibly uncomfortable in the English game this term and was even dropped by Frank Lampard for their final league match of the season versus Wolves.

Kepa struggles to command his area and never looks at ease when a ball comes into the box - it's hardly a surprise Chelsea are thinking of alternatives. From being valued at £54m in July 2019, his price tag now sits at £28.8m, a decrease of 46.7%.

Kepa sprawls

2. Harry Kane

The Spurs striker didn't necessarily have a bad season in front of goal but it speaks volumes that after scoring 24 times, his value has fallen.

Kane has set himself high standards but became a victim of Pochettino's sacking and Mourinho's appointment. Spurs struggled to reach the quality they produced in making the Champions League final last term with the striker's value falling from £135m to £108m. 

Will he finally get a move away this summer? Only time will tell.

Harry Kane points

1. Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian is another who has set ridiculous standards for himself in recent years. He scored in the Champions League final last season and went onto share the Premier League Golden Boot. However, he hasn't quite replicated that in 2019/20.

Salah still found the net on 23 occasions but like Kane, his price fell 20% from £135m to £108m. Intriguing stuff. 

Mo Salah with the Premier League title
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