Brazilian superstar Neymar, 31, who holds the world record for the highest transfer fee for a soccer player, has been sold for the lowest price in more than a decade.
Neymar was valued at €50 million ($69.7 billion) in late October by transfer agency TransferMarkt using its own algorithm, a drop of €10 million ($13.9 billion) in four months from €60 million ($83.6 billion) in June when he was at Paris Saint-Germain.
This is the lowest amount since June 2013, shortly before Neymar’s move to Barcelona from parent club Santos. In 2018 alone, 텍사스홀덤 Neymar was valued at €180 million ($259 million), more than three times his current estimated price tag.
Neymar’s current market value ranks him 88th in the world, 12th among Brazilian players, and 12th among left wingers. Among those born in 1992, he is second only to Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, €65 million). He is tied for second with Son Heung-min (Tottenham). Gone are the days when he was always at the top.
After hitting a personal high of €90 million in December 2020, the Tottenham captain’s value has slowly declined. However, his market value is expected to rise after a superb start to the season, in which he scored eight goals in 10 Premier League games. His situation is different from Neymar’s, who is dealing with a major injury.
Neymar is the highest-paid player in the Saudi Arabian Premier League, which is a bit of an embarrassment.
World soccer is undergoing a generational change as the players born in the 1980s and 1990s slowly retire. Elling Holland (23-Man City) and Kylian Mbappe (24-Paris Saint-Germain) are the most highly valued with a market value of 180 million euros ($258 million).
Jude Bellingham (20) and Vinicius Junior (23-Real Madrid) follow at €150 million ($209 million).
The highest-priced player over 30 is Harry Kane (30-Bayern Munich) at No. 9, with an estimated price tag of €110 million ($153.2 billion).