Liverpool’s Costas Tsimikas and Norwich’s Christos Tzolis, with an estimated value of 15-20 million euros, are both the most expensive Greek footballers in the transfer market, surpassing Costas Manolas (Napoli) and Dimitris Limnios (Twente, Cologne), who shared first place last season.
This is according to the CIES Football Observatory, an international sports studies center based in Nosatel who created in collaboration with FIFA and the University of the Swiss city. Since 2013, it has developed a strong econometric approach to assessing the transfer value of professional footballers using a scientific methodology, presenting price ranges for all players in the top five leagues (big-5).
In third place is Dimitris Mavropanos, who is playing on loan from Arsenal in Stuttgart, with the German club having a mandatory purchase option in the summer, with an estimated transfer value of 10-15 million euros, while just last year it was at 1-2 million euros (!).
The value of Costas Manolas in the “football stock market” showed a significant drop, which fell from 15-20 million euros to 5-7 million euros, while even greater is the drop in the value of Dimitris Limnios from 15-20 million EUR 2 million (s.s. according to the German website transfermarkt).
At the same time, George Kyriakopoulos of Sassuolo and Costas Nikolaou of Spezia both have a range of 7-10 million euros.
The most expensive Greek “within the borders”, remains the Olympic midfielder, Costas Fortounis, with a value, according to the German website transfertmarkt.de, of 8 million euros.