🛍 Black Friday: The world's biggest price drop XI

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Lewis Ambrose

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It’s Black Friday, which means one thing: price reductions.

But who are the footballers who have had their market value drop the most in recent times?

Thanks to transfermarkt, we don’t even have to wonder. So here’s your price drop XI.


Goalkeeper

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Chelsea, – €42m

The most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the game is a record Kepa won’t be that happy with, and he isn’t even Chelsea’s first choice anymore.


Defence

Sergi Roberto, Barcelona, – €25m

Dynamic, good on the ball, a prime age, and he can play in midfield. Yet Sergi Roberto’s value has dropped by half. We guess that’s what happens when you lose 8-2 in a Champions League quarter-final as a defender.

John Stones, Manchester City, – €35m

Once upon a time, City signed John Stones as their future rock in defence. But he’s lost Pep Guardiola’s faith, he’s had injuries, and his contract is up at the end of next season.

Samuel Umtiti, FC Barcelona, – €28m

It’s been going worse and worse for Umtiti since he won the 2018 World Cup with France and injuries have all but ended his Barcelona career.


Midfield

Christian Eriksen, Inter, – €40m

He got his move away from Tottenham, he joined Inter. Maybe he shouldn’t have. Barely used by Antonio Conte, the man who helped lead Spurs to a Champions League final less than two years ago looks a shadow of his former self.

Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur, – €38m

Another Spurs midfielder. Another who might leave? Alli is completely out of favour under José Mourinho and no longer makes England squads.

Isco, Real Madrid, – €30m

What’s more surprising? The fact Isco still had a transfer value of €30m before this year or the fact he’s still a Real Madrid player? Never used by Zidane anymore, it’s no wonder he wants to leave the club.

Dani Parejo, Villarreal, – €25m

The fee may not be as high as his team-mates but Parejo’s value has plummeted from €35m to just €10m and he left Valencia for nothing in the summer.


Attack

Eden Hazard, Real Madrid, – €60m

Remember when Eden Hazard was one of the best players in the world? Consistent, delivered in big games, just class. It feels like an age ago, but it’s only been about 18 months. Injuries have punctuated his Real Madrid career and his value has sunk more than any other player in the world.

Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal, – €60m

A contract up in 2022 and no offer in sight from Arsenal. Lacazette was once the club’s record signing but his time in north London has disappointed.

Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona, – €40m

Another Barcelona player. It’s not been a good year-and-a-bit for Antoine Griezmann, who signed for €120m in the summer of 2019 and has scored just 18 goals since.