Real Madrid The white team moves away from the elite after not being able to carry out the revolution they wanted
Ethe value of the template Real Madrid it continues to devalue, as reflected in the latest update of the Transfermarkt portal, a specialist in soccer player appraisals. Right now, the Madrid squad occupies the ninth position in market value, far from the top and behind even clubs like the Barça and the Atlético de Madrid. A fact that finds explanation in the average age of the workforce (the 12 oldest in all of Europe), in the devaluation of important equipment assets such as Hazard The Isco and in the braking that young players like Vinícius The Rodrygo or players aiming higher like Marco Asensio.
At Real Madrid, as MARCA has said, they agree that the revolution cannot be postponed. There will be important sales next summer and in the incorporation chapter, yes, what can be done will be done due to the economic crisis that football is going through due to Covid-19. But the idea is to give the template a turn that he won everything but that the passing of the years does not forgive.
Real Madrid is the ninth most valued team in the world, when not long ago it occupied the first place. With Cristiano, Bale, Benzema, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos and Modric in full and with a plan B in which players like Morata, James, Kovacic o Danilo, the white team swept on the field and off it. The best example is that the white team sold Morata to Chelsea for 80 million, to Danilo for more than 30, to Kovacic for 45 … It was a powerful Madrid in all its lines.
The situation is different now. The white club, aware of the depreciation of its team, had in mind a revolution for last summer. But this did not come because of the crisis. And now, up to eight teams have more market value than him. Liverpool, with a 1.1 billion valuation lead the ranking, followed by City with 1,060 and Bayern with 893.50 million euros. Madrid is ninth with 742 and it is behind Atlético (seventh with 769) and Barça (fifth with 807 million).
When it comes to making the average per player, Madrid does not come off badly, since each player would have a value of 33.73 million. If we took this average to qualify, the white team would rise to fourth place after City, Liverpool and Atlético de Madrid. What happens then? That to make this average, Madrid are only counted by the 22 players from the first team registered, while clubs such as Liverpool, Bayern or Chelsea have up to 29 players because they include homegrown players who, obviously, lower their average value. To get an even more realistic idea, we can take the 18 most valued players of each club and there Real Madrid falls again and is the eighth most valuable team. It is clear that the whites, little by little, are moving away from the elite of European football.
Another example of the drop in level that the Madrid squad has suffered is when looking for the 25 most valued players on the planet, where for the first time in a long time there are no not a single Madrid player. The list is led by Kyliam Mbappé with 180 million and to find the first Real Madrid player you have to reach position number 27, where he is Courteous (75 million). The second madridista with the highest market value is Valverde, in position number 31 of the ranking: 70 million.
Barça, for its part, places two players in the top 25: Ansu Fati and Leo Messi, with 80 million. Atlético also placed two, Joao Félix (100) and Oblak (90).
Among the former are two of Real Madrid’s great goals for the future. Kylian Mbappé, who with 180 million occupies the first position, and Erling Haaland, who is in the top ten with a value of 100 million. At Madrid they know that they need a player like that to make a qualitative leap on and off the pitch.
Another reason that causes Real Madrid’s valuation drop is the average age of the staff. Despite the commitment to young players, the white team is the twelfth oldest team in all of Europe. With an average age of 27.9 years, it is difficult for whites to recycle despite the obvious commitment to young players that the club tried to make. But the fact that footballers like Reguilón, Ceballos, Achraf, Kubo, Odegaard o Jovic have left the team does not help when it comes to lowering the average age. In this sense, Spanish football is increasingly betting on older squads and among the top 12 are three other Spaniards such as Betis (28.4), Sevilla (28.3) or Levante (28.1). Among the greats in Europe with the highest average age is Cristiano’s Juve, the fourth oldest team on the continent with 28.5.
Another reason why Madrid’s squad is no longer among the most valued in Europe is the depreciation suffered by two players who by age and quality should be among the best. We talk about Hazard e Isco. The Belgian is the fourth player in the world who has lost the most market value, with a decrease of 37.5%. In a year it has gone from being valued at 80 million to 50. And something similar happens with Isco, who is worth half: from 40 to 20 million.
In this sense, Madrid finds consolation in Barcelona, which among the 10 players who have asked for the most value has three footballers. The footballer on the planet that has dropped the most according to Transfrmarkt is Griezmann, which has gone from being valued at 96 million to 60. Messi It is third on this list, going from 112 million to 80. And Umtiti It is the eighth with a depreciation of 69%, going from being valued at 32 million to only 10.
All these figures make it clear that Spanish football is suffering a significant setback due to Covid, that Madrid is the big one that is being devalued the most and that it needs a revolution as soon as possible. In the case of whites, the numbers and the results on the field of play say so.