This year was one full of changes in European football and several players suffered that. Furthermore, they saw their value decreased after a disappointing season, with some seeing their dramatic change as a complete record.
Philippe Coutinho, for example, has been named as the player whose value has dropped most during 2019. The Brazilian is currently on loan at Bayern Munich after 18 tumultuous months in Barcelona. All those months wandering around in Catalonia affected Coutinho and his transfer valuation.
Transfermrkt have released which players’ transfer value has dropped most and Coutinho’s value has halved from €140 million to €70 million. That’s huge for the Magician, more so knowing he’s still Barcelona’s record signing to the day.
He wasn’t able to settle at the Camp Nou, but right now is working his way to the top in Munich, where he recently scored a hat-trick.
Besides Coutinho, three other Barcelona players feature on the list with Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti dropping in value. Busquets and Rakitic are in their 30’s, so it’s normal to see a decline in their game and their transfer value.
Real Madrid also says present with three players on the list, with Marcelo being second highest with a €50 million drop. Gareth Bale hasn’t had the best year in the Spanish capital, either, which places him sixth on this list. Marco Asensio is an unfair case, as he’s yet to play this season.
Asensio is one of the biggest promises of football, but injuries are preventing him from exploding all that talent.
It’s been an entertaining year for several other players, too. Edinson Cavani, Thomas Lemar, and Nabil Fekir make up the rest of the list.