The winter transfer window has been over for some time now. Not many big names changed teams during January, but considering the Premier League has crossed beyond the halfway point of the season, players’ market values have been given a serious update.
Not many football websites keep up with it like Transfermarkt does, so we’re using their adjustments to look at the 10 biggest market value increases in the Premier League.
Arsenal’s playmaker Mesut Ozil leads the way with an upgrade of £7.50 million, going from £30 million to now being valued at £37.50 million. The German midfielder has been outstanding this season, providing 17 assists for the Gunners and scoring four league goals. No one in Europe has given more assists than the 27-year-old.
Next up is Leicester City’s Riyah Mahrez. The 24-year-old joined the Foxes in the January window of 2014 for £375k and is now valued at £15 million, up £6.75 million from £8.25 million. No surprise here, as Mahrez has provided 14 goals and 10 assists for the Premier League leading Foxes.
Watford’s Idion Ighalo and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin improved their market value with £6 million. Both are now worth more than £9 million, as is Tottenham’s Dele Alli, who got an upgrade of £5.25 million after registering seven goals and five assist for the Spurs this season.
The top ten is completed by Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, Stoke’s Jack Butland and Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin.