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Gray, White And In The Red - The Best And Worst Value for Money Transfers This Season So Far

He was - and probably still remains - the Premier League's biggest talking point, but where does the inimitable Cristiano Ronaldo feature in our best and worst value for money transfers?
He was - and probably still remains - the Premier League's biggest talking point, but where does the inimitable Cristiano Ronaldo feature in our best and worst value for money transfers?

Twenty Twenty-One is rapidly coming to a close and the Premier League is gearing up to that unforgivingly bitey festive period where fixtures pop up more rapidly than whack-a-mole. Just remember when it was summer? Was it yesterday? Cool GnTs, sunkissed babes and bods, sarongs in the sun.

In the EPL, those delicious summer acquisitions, the likes of Ben White, Danny Ings, and £100m Manchester City man Jack Grealish have surely had enough time to embed themselves into the lifestyles, culture, and ethos of the respective clubs that decided to take the punt on them in the last transfer window. So which are the Best and Worst value for money transfers this season so far?

You will know all too well, dear footy fan, those lads that have starred and shone, and those that have stuttered and stumble. But now, in the first of a study series, based on an individual player’s Market Value Increase and Decrease compared with the Fee paid for them in the summer, BettingOdds.com has calculated the Best and Worst Value for Money Transfers this season so far. Bear in mind, this is not performance-based but purely monetary - which players have proven to be bargains, and which still have got a way to prove their worth?

The results have been compiled into the following categories:

  • Worst Value based on New Market Value to Transfer Fee paid;
  • Best Value based on New Market Value to Transfer Fee paid;
  • Best Value based on Greatest Percentage Increase Between New Market Value and Transfer Fee, excluding free signings.

The results were compiled from data provided by the EPL, The Guardian and Transfermarkt and focus on the Premier League summer 2021 transfers only. The ‘New Market Value’ is as of December 2021.

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Worst Value based on New Market Value to Transfer Fee paid

player new market value transfer fee difference
1. Ben White (Defender - Brighton & Hove Albion to Arsenal) £19.80m £50.00m -£30.20m
2. Jack Grealish (Winger - Aston Villa to Manchester City) £90.00m £100.00m -£10.00m
3. Daniel James (Winger - Manchester United to Leeds United) £16.20m £24.00m -£7.80m
4. Romelu Lukaku (Forward - Inter Milan to Chelsea) £90.00m £97.50m -£7.50m
5. Aaron Ramsdale (Goalkeeper - Sheffield United to Arsenal) £18.00m £24.00m -£6.00m
6. Danny Ings (Forward - Southampton to Aston Villa) £19.80m £25.00m -£5.20m
7. Nathan Collins (Defender - Stoke City to Burnley) £7.20m £12.00m -£4.80m
8. Ibrahima Konaté (Defender - RB Leipzig to Liverpool) £31.50m £36.00m -£4.50m
9. Maxwel Cornet (Midfielder - Lyon to Burnley) £10.80m £15.00m -£4.20m
10. Patson Daka (Forward - RB Salzburg to Leicester City) £19.20m £23.00m -£3.20m
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Best Value based on New Market Value to Transfer Fee paid

player new market value transfer fee difference
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Forward - Juventus to Real Madrid) £40.50m £17.00m +£23.50m
2. Raphaël Varane (Defender - Real Madrid to Manchester United) £63.00m £41.00m +£22.00m
3. Demarai Gray (Bayer Leverkusen to Everton) £13.50m £1.70m +£11.80m
4. Boubakary Soumaré (Midfielder - Lille to Leicester City) £25.50m £17.00m +£8.20m
5. Jadon Sancho (Winger - Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United) £81.00m £73.00m +£8.00m
6. Ryan Bertrand (Defender - Southampton to Leicester City) £7.20m £0.00m +£7.20m
= Joshua King (Forward - Everton to Watford) £7.20m £0.00m +£7.20m
8. Andros Townsend (Winger - Crystal Palace to Everton) £6.30m £0.00m +£6.30m
9. Rayan Aït Nouri (Defender - Angers to Wolverhampton Wanderers) £16.20m £10.00m +£6.20m
10. Tino Livramento (Forward - Chelsea to Southampton) £10.80m £5.00m +£5.80m
Premier League stats

Best Value based on Greatest Percentage Increase Between New Market Value and Transfer Fee, excluding free signings

player new market value transfer fee difference % increase
1. Demarai Gray (Winger - Bayer Leverkusen to Everton) £13.50m £1.70m +£11.80m 694.12%
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Forward - Juventus to Manchester United) £40.50m £17.00m +£23.50m 138.24%
3. Tino Livramento (Forward - Chelsea to Southampton £10.80m £5.00m +£5.80m 116.00%
4. Moussa Sissoko (Midfielder - Tottenham Hotspur to Watford) £9.00m £5.00m +£4.00m 80.00%
= Pierre Lees-Melou (Midfielder - Nice to Norwich City) £6.30m £3.50m +£2.80m 80.00%
6. Michael Olise (Midfielder - Reading to Crystal Palace) £13.50m £8.00m +£5.50m 68.75%
7. Rayan Aït Nouri (Defender - Angers to Wolverhampton Wanderers) £16.20m £10.00m +£6.20m 62.00%
= Connor Roberts (Defender - Swansea City to Burnley) £4.05m £2.50m +£1.55m 62.00%
9. Raphaël Varane (Defender - Real Madrid to Manchester United) £63.00m £41.00m +£22.00m 53.66%
10. Boubakary Soumaré (Midfielder - Lille to Leicester City) £25.20m £17.00m +£8.20m 48.24%
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