We are now a few months into the 2021/22 domestic season in Europe – and the majority of the continent’s ‘Big Five’ leagues are set to be fiercely contested this quarter.
Paris Saint Germain The all-star team have already widened a noticeable gap at the top of Ligue 1. Elsewhere, however, things are much tighter as some of the world’s best players compete for bragging rights in their respective competitions.
Transfer market regularly updates player market values throughout the season and recently released revised numbers for those competing in Europe after the early stages of the current campaign.
Which league has the most valuable combined XI in Europe?
As part of their update process, the Soccer data site revealed the most valuable combined lineups for each of Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues – and we take a look at the results below.
Serie A (£ 527.4million)
Analysis: Serie A can boast of the lowest combined total of any league featured here, but there is still some serious talent to show.
Individually, Inter striker Lautaro Martínez is leading the way in terms of perceived monetary value (£ 67.7million). However, Matthijs de Ligt, Federico Chiesa and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic each took home £ 59.3million each.
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La Liga (£ 601million)
Analysis: Only three Barcelona the players make La Liga XI this time around. That said, the Blaugrana can still boast of the two of the three most beloved players currently plying their trade in Spain.
Midfielder duo Frenkie de Jong (£ 76.2million) and Pedri (£ 67.8million) each rank prominently, with only Atletico’s Marcos Llorente for company.
However, Diego Simeone’s men lead the XI in aggregate, with five reps in the lineup – worth a combined £ 280million.
Surprisingly, only Ferland Mendy (£ 42.3million) made the Real Madrid cup.
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Bundesliga (£ 620.5million)
Analysis: Germany’s top-flight most valuable player title predictably goes to prolific Dortmund leader Erling Haaland. An increase of £ 16.9million brings the estimated value of the Norwegian to £ 127million.
This astronomical number means the 21-year-old is now considered more valuable on his own that more than half of the Bundesliga’s squad.
Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich ranks second in price (£ 76.2million). The gap of over £ 50million between the pair illustrates just how highly rated Haaland is.
Haaland’s Dortmund teammate Jude Bellingham is another who has seen his value increase dramatically. The England midfielder has seen his own number jump to £ 12.7million, giving him a market value of almost £ 60million today.
Despite being 33 now, Bayern’s Ballon d’Or contender Robert Lewandowski retains an impressive value of just over £ 50million.
Ligue 1 (£ 639.1million)
Analysis: As you might expect, this graphic has a strong Parisian influence. With PSG players bringing a staggering £ 580million value between them (including the first three from Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar worth almost £ 288million), Ligue 1 has away – the most unequal distribution of talent across the leagues. .
Premier League (£ 808.4million)
Analysis: With no less than five players estimated at at least 100 million euros, the Premier League blows the competition here. Man City’s Jack Grealish is the latest to reach the mark, having seen his value increase by almost £ 30million since his summer move from Aston Villa.
It is Harry Kane who takes on the role of England’s top elite most valuable star, with the Spurs forward being valued at £ 101.6million.
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The likes of Romelu Lukaku, Mo Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes are not far off either.
In addition to this wealth of attacking talent, the Premier League can also boast of having the four most sought-after full-backs in Europe – weighing an estimated total of over £ 241million. Scary numbers!
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