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Anthony Martial is Europe’s Most Overpriced Player – Study

By Gilbert Alasa.
Indications have emerged that new Manchester United’s signing, Anthony Martial is the most over-priced player in Europe the 2015 transfer window, according to CIES Football Observatory.
The organisation says Manchester United paid over the odds by €27.9 million to buy the 19-year-old French forward from Monaco, even before the add-ons that could take his €50m (£36m) transfer fee up to €80m (£58.8m).
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The study also revealed that Premier League clubs paid the three most excessive fees, with Kevin De Bruyne costing €26.6m more than he should have done when Manchester City bought him for €74m and Liverpool paying €19.7m more than Christian Benteke’s supposed value.
Manchester City paid two of the six most inflated fees and also signed the most undervalued player, Raheem Sterling who left Liverpool at the beginning of the 2015 campaign. The report claimed Raheem Sterling who arrived at the Etihad Stadium for an initial €63m from Liverpool, should have cost €95m.
In total, 10 of the 20 most expensive players were bought by Premier League clubs with Martial, De Bruyne, Benteke and Otamendi followed by Arsenal’s Petr Cech, and then United’s Schneiderlin, West Brom’s James Chester, Aston Villa’s Jordan Amavi, Norwich’s Robbie Brady and Crystal Palace’s Yohan Cabaye.

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