Price of Football Players are Higher than Boeing’s Aircraft

The price of football players in Europe continues to skyrocket days by days. Top players are valued up to hundreds of million in US Dollars. Some players exceed the price of commercial jet aircraft such as Boeing and Airbus. For the sake of instant results, wealthy clubs don’t mind redeeming very expensive to attract the best players from other clubs. Eden Hazard (28 years old) has just been redeemed by Real Madrid for 100 million Euros from Chelsea. Less than the price of the Boeing 737 Max 8 which is pegged at 121.6 million US dollars. And it is more expensive than the “only” Airbus A320 worth 101 million US dollars.

Actually, Real Madrid bought Hazard below the player’s market value. This left-hand market value on reaches 150 million Euros. Almost worth two Airbus A320 units! But that’s not how much. Because Hazard is not the highest market value person. The Belgian winger only perched in position 5.

Transfermakt puts Kylian Mbape (20 years old) as the most valuable player at the moment. The young French striker has a market value of 200 million Euros. Nearly the equivalent of the Airbus A330-200 that was just purchased by Garuda Indonesia for US $ 238.5 million.

Below Sadio Mane’s value, players with a market value of 100 million euros, namely Jadon Sancho, Ousmane Dembele, Bernardo Silva, N’Golo Kante, Leroy Sane, Paul Pogba, Jan Oblak, and Christian Eriksen. The price of these players can be cheaper or more expensive after the transfer process reaches the agreement. For example Cristiano Ronaldo (34). The Juventus striker is at number 25 in Transfermakt’s latest list. But the transfer value of 96 million euros from Manchester United to Madrid (2009), is still listed in the order of 10 most expensive players in the world.

Last year, Juventus spent 112 million euros to bring Ronaldo from the Santiago Bernabeu to Alianz Stadium. This price puts Ronaldo in fourth place out of the 10 highest transfers to date.

10 Most Expensive Transfer Values:

1. Neymar 2017 / Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain / 222 million euros

2. Kylian Mbappe 2018 / Monaco to PSG / 180 million euros

3. Philippe Coutinho 2018 / Liverpool to Barcelona / 120 million euros

4. Cristiano Ronaldo 2018 / Real Madrid to Juventus / 112 million euros

5. Ousmane Dembele 2017 / Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona / 105 million euros

6. Paul Pogba 2016 / Juventus to Manchester United / 105 million euros

7. Neymar 2013 / Santos to Barcelona / 103.5 million euros

8. Gareth Bale 2013 / Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid / 101 million euros

9. Eden Hazard 2019 / Chelsea to Real Madrid / 100 million euros

10. 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo / Manchester United to Real Madrid / 96 million euros

Skyrocketing player prices can not be separated from competition from top European clubs in the transfer market. In order to score instant achievements, they compete fiercely to get every best player in his position. The clubs that have the players being targeted, set a high price. Not to mention the game of agents to reap huge profits from each transaction. In the next few years, a new jet will look too cheap compared to the prices of professional soccer players.


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