Manchester City: Oleksandr Zinchenko’s market value has shot up | OneFootball
Manchester City: Oleksandr Zinchenko’s market value has shot up
Over the years, it’s safe to say Manchester City have not been shy in splashing out big transfer fees to bring new players to the club such as Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne and Ruben Dias to name a few.
However, one player that the club signed for a relatively low transfer fee that has gone on to be an important figure for Pep Guardiola’s side is left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko.
City signed Zinchenko back in the 2016 summer transfer window for a fee of just £1.8m according to Transfermarkt. Since then, the 24-year-old has gone on to make 103 appearances for the Manchester club across all competitions in which he has managed to score two goals and provide seven assists in the process.
Since then, his market value has dramatically increased. In August 2016 shortly after he signed for City, Transfermarkt had his value listed at £3.6m, whereas it now stands at a whopping £25.2m, highlighting just how much the Ukrainian has progressed and developed at the club under Guardiola. He is very much an underrated player, one who was previously described by the manager as a “fundamental” player for City.
Despite the praise from Guardiola and the rise in his market value, the fact that the versatile Citizen has only made three appearances for City across all competitions so far this season says to us that he has not been able to secure his place in the team on a regular basis this time around.
Has Zinchenko been a good signing for Man City?
However, with Zinchenko currently being the only eligible player City have in their squad at the moment that predominantly plays in the left-back position, we feel that he is still an important figure and could still go on to play a big part for them this season.
This also makes us feel that City should be thankful the full-back didn’t actually end up making the move to fellow Premier League side Wolves after a £16m fee was reportedly agreed for the player to move to Molineux back in the 2018 summer transfer window.
Moving forward, if Zinchenko can get back to playing regularly for City, we see no reason why his transfer value couldn’t go on to increase even more than it has done given his relatively young age.