Neymar’s market value falls

by June 11th, 2019

The value of Brazilian football star Neymar’s has fallen.

The CIES Football Observatory at the University of Neuchatel has published a new report into the value of the most highly-rated current footballers.

The study reveals that Neymar’s market value has fallen significantly since being top of the list back in January 2018. His value is now around the same level as players like Firmino, Sané or Coutinho, at just 120-150 million euros.

Neymar’s ongoing injuries and off-the.field problems have knocked a significant chunk of value off the Brazilian star for who Paris Saint Germain paid Barcelona 222Million Euro’s, making him the most expensive signing in the history of football. Since then, doubts over the Brazilian footballer have only grown, as reflected by CIES in their reports.

A year and a half ago, Neymar was worth 213 million Euros, ranked ahead of Messi, Kane or Mbappé. However, six months later, the PSG star’s worth had fallen to 195.7 million Euro’s, surpassed by Harry Kane.

In January 2019, the Football Observatory confirmed that Mbappé had now overtaken his partner up front at PSG, with the young French star now in first position on the list, valued at 218 million euros – 21Million Euro’s higher than Neymar.

Neymar’s continuous fall down the list has only been exacerbated by the end of the 2018/19 season. The former Barcelona player suffered a serious injury to his right foot in a Cup match against Strasbourg that kept him out for the rest of the season, preventing him from helping his teammates in the Champions League tie against Manchester United, where PSG were stunned by a comeback from the English side.