Bruno Fernandes has been named the most valuable midfield in world football.
The Portuguese Magnifico has been outstanding since joining United in January, but sadly our momentum came to an end when the Premier League campaign was brought to a halt after the coronavirus outbreak.
According to the latest CIES Football Observatory transfer value list for midfielders, Fernandes is now worth a staggering £93.5m. That’s a £26.5m jump from what the Red Devils paid for him before the pandemic.
They take a number of things into account such as ability, age, form, contract length and recent transfers when estimating a player’s value.
It’s difficult to evaluate how accurate the values are when we are about to step into a transfer market which will see most clubs cut back on their spending. After months of no football and the introduction of games being played behind closed doors it won’t be feasible for clubs to spend excessively on transfer fees or wages.
This throws up an interesting question: Will agents continue to get massive sign on fees from clubs?
However, when you see who is in second place of the world’s most valuable midfielders, you’re going to laugh…
Chelsea’s Mason Mount comes in second behind Fernandes with a staggering value of £91.4m, which Barcelona’s Frankie de Jong is valued at £91m and is third.
Paul Pogba doesn’t make the top 20 list but is valued at £44.9m, but there is no way United would accept such a small transfer fee for the World Cup-winner this summer and we think he is likely to stay at Old Trafford for at least another season.