Premier League returned on Tuesday night as the busy Christmas fixture list starts. Manchester City won again this time away against Watford. All other top six sides will be in action tonight. Manchester United will welcome Arsenal at Old Trafford, Chelsea will travel to face Wolves, Liverpool will entertain Burnley at Turf Moor and Spurs will pile more misery on manager-less Southampton at Wembley. Today, let us look at six most overpriced and exaggerated transfers in recent years by looking at fees paid versus real market value.
6. Gareth Bale- £90.90m (M.V. £58.50m)
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) November 27, 2018
In 2013, Real Madrid needed to respond to Barcelona signing of Neymar. They moved quickly to secure the services of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspurs. They paid £90.90 million for him but his actual market value at the time was £58.50 million.
The Welshman has scored crucial goals to win La Liga, Copa del Rey, and 2 UEFA Champions League finals. However, apart from that, his tenure at Santiago Bernabeu has been overcrowded by injuries and poor form. They are likely to get rid of him next summer.
5. Paul Pogba- £94.50m (M.V. £63m)
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) November 25, 2018
Manchester United family feel cheated by Juventus because they don’t understand how they paid £94.50 million to sign Paul Pogba in 2016. The Frenchman has failed to live up to the hype with inconsistent performances. He has been accused of disrespecting the manager and the club with poor shows on the pitch.
In actual sense, Pogba market value was £63 million when they signed him. It was seen then as a great move to bring him back to rectify a mistake done by Sir Alex Ferguson when he allowed him to leave for free in 2012. The legendary Scott might have been right on this one.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo- £105.30m (M.V. £90m)
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 1, 2018
Juventus paid £105.30 million to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer. However, CR7 actual market value at the moment is £90 million. The difference is not huge plus he is a five times Ballon d’Or winner. He has already shown what he is capable off with 10 goals in 14 Serie A matches and 11 in all competitions.