The Bundesliga market movers: Kostic and Coman see their value soar

Just like the real stock market, football players see their market value fluctuate as their form and impact waxes and wanes. Website Transfermarkt.co.uk have redefined a whole host of Bundesliga players’ current transfer value based on the start of the new season with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic the big winner and Wolfsburg’s Ignacio Camacho the biggest loser.

In total, the site handed out new transfer market valuations to 96 Bundesliga professionals with around half of those being players, who only joined their new side this summer.

Appreciating

The loss of Luka Jovic, Ante Rebic and Sebastian Haller in the summer was quite a blow for Eintracht Frankfurt, but the form of Filip Kostic has gone a long way to soften the damage. The Serbian has seen his transfer value increase by €16 million giving him a new valuation of €38 million.

Frankfurt have made quite a habit of buying talent in and then selling it on for a huge profit and reports claim that sporting director Fredi Bobic actually turned down a €40 million summer bid from Inter Milan for Kostic, who joined the club from Hamburger SV for just €6.6 million.

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman is another major mover with his valuation hitting a career high of €60 million (an increase of €10 million). At just 23-years-old Coman has already shown huge promise and has stepped into the Franck Ribéry role at the Allianz Arena with confidence and ease. This is reflected in his new valuation and if he can stay clear of injuries, then it is only set to increase further.

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Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer has also received a hefty upgrade in valuation jumping from €37 million to €50 million.  That makes the BVB hitman the third most valuable striker behind Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, who are both valued at €65 million. Freiburg’s Luca Waldschmidt, who was called-up into the last German national tea squad has seen his valuation increased from €12 to €20 million making him the third most valuable German striker (behind Werner and Kevin Volland).

Unchanged are the top two highest transfer valuations with Jadon Sancho on €100 million and Kai Havertz commanding a €90 million fee.

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Of the 18 Bundesliga clubs, it is RB Leipzig who have seen the biggest overall squad increase in player valuation. A €5 million increase for Marcel Sabitzer and a €7 million rise for Nordi Mukiele has contributed to this. The Roten Bullen’s squad is now valued at €544.6 million, which puts them behind Borussia Dortmund (€640.5 million) and Bayern Munich (€882.65 million).

Depreciating

VfL Wolfsburg’s Ignacio Camacho has been devalued the most with his transfer value being downgraded by €8 million to just €5 million. The former Spanish international hasn’t played for die Wölfe in over a year due to injury and will not feature until 2020 at the earliest.

There are some other big names on the slide with Jerome Boateng seeing a €5 million drop in valuation (now €15 million), Mario Götze drops by €3 million to €22 million and Bas Dost drops €7 million to €10 million following his return to the Bundesliga with Frankfurt.

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Mathew Burt

A year spent living in Bremen got Mathew hooked on the Bundesliga with regular visits to the Weser Stadion getting in the way of his studies. Back in the UK now, he still keenly follows the Grün-Weißen and German football in general. Follow him on Twitter @matburt74.

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