The world of football can be quite cruel sometimes. Especially for the players who were doing wonders for their respective clubs for the past few seasons but have suddenly been out of favor. On a precise note, we are talking about some big names who have failed to perform in the past couple of years, resulting in a decreased market value.
Transfermarkt.co.uk recently came up with a list of top 10 footballers with the highest drop in their market values. Considering the performances of the two Spanish giants – Barcelona and Real Madrid last season, it’s no surprise three players each from both clubs have made it to the top 10.
Here’s the complete list-
10. Nabil Fekir
The Real Betis man was a star at Olympique Lyonnais alongside Depay and Mariano. He was certain to join European Champions Liverpool but due to a mishap, he ended up at Real Betis. With Real Betis on the 13th position in La Liga, Fekir’s performances have been unconvincing so far. The Frenchman has scored just 4 times in 13 appearances.
9. Samuel Umtiti
The French centre-back was on cloud nine after winning the world cup in 2018. He was expected to deliver similar performances for Barcelona. But due to injury problems and Ernesto Valverde’s admiration for Clement Lenglet, he has fallen down the pecking order lately. Lenglet started ahead of him in the goal-deprived Clasico.
8. Thomas Lemar
Another French name on the list, Lemar was signed by Atletico in 2018, hoping that he would show the same spark and zeal as he did for AS Monaco. But Simeone hasn’t been able to make the most out of the youngster. The fact that Atletico went trophyless last season didn’t make things better Lemar who has earned the 8th position on this top 10 list.
7. Edison Cavani
The Uruguayan has earned the seventh spot on this list, partially due to his age, PSG’s poor form in Europe, and Icardi’s arrival at the Parc des Princes. His contract his set to expire in 2020. Cavani would be looking to join another club to revive his career, but he hasn’t ruled out retiring at the French capital.
6. Sergio Busquets
Although he hasn’t been significantly poor, Busquets is certainly a victim of Ernesto Valverde’s heavy rotation in the midfield. The likes of De Jong, Arthur, Vidal, and Rakitic are giving a tough competition to the 31-year-old holding midfielder.