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17th Jul 2018

Just one of England’s starting XI failed to increase their transfer value during the World Cup

Patrick McCarry

Five England stars remain unmoved in their transfer valuations

The high-profile nature of the World Cup, stand-out performances by certain players and England’s journey to the semi-finals looks to have had a massive knock-on effect.

The likes of Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, John Stones, Jordan Pickford and Harry Kane all had good tournaments and their transfer values have shot up.

Sky Sports reported that Maguire’s value had gone from £25m to £50m, while Kane shot up from £155m to £180m.

We have opted to look at the values according to the leading website Transfermarkt and there are some interesting results. Kane has taken the biggest leap here, too, as his valuation has jumped from the more conservative £108m to £135m.

To put that in perspective, Manchester City and Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne is valued at £135m, the same as France’s teenage scoring sensation Kylian Mbappe.

There are a few interesting takeaways from the latest market valuations of three English players that featured at the World Cup.

  • Raheem Sterling’s value rose from £72m to £81m despite failing to break his goal-scoring drought in Russia
  • Jesse Lingard’s value rose only £4.5m (to £36m) even though he featured prominently and scored a great goal against Panama
  • He played only 211 minutes (one start) and registered just two shots on target but Marcus Rashford’s value has increased from £45m to £48.5m

18 of England’s 23-man squad have seen their values increase since taking part in the tournament. The only players who have not moved are Kyle Walker (£45m), Eric Dier (£36m), Danny Rose (£27m), Gary Cahill (£13.5m) and Danny Elbeck (£13.5m), with Walker being the only member of England’s regular starting XI not to see his value increase. No player has decreased in value.

Dele Alli has jumped £18m to £90m while Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was mostly back-up in Russia, has gone from £7.2m to £22.5m. His journey to the Champions League semi-final with Liverpool would be a big reason for this rise.

In total, the entire squad has seen their collective valuations rise to £137.2m. Here are the changes in England player valuations:

  • Harry Kane – £108m to £135m
  • Dele Alli – £72m to £90m
  • Raheem Sterling – £72m to £90m
  • Marcus Rashford – £45m to £58.5m
  • John Stones – £45m to £49.5m
  • Kyle Walker – £45m
  • Jesse Lingard – £31.5m to £36m
  • Eric Dier – £36m
  • Harry Maguire – £22.5m to £31m
  • Kieran Trippier – £18m to £27m
  • Danny Rose – £27m
  • Jordan Henderson – £22.5m to £25.2m
  • Trent Alexander Arnold – £7.2m to £22.5m
  • Jack Butland – £16.2m to £19.8m
  • Phil Jones – £16.2m to £18m
  • Jamie Vardy – £16.2m to £18m
  • Reuben Loftus Cheek – £13.5m to £16.2m
  • Fabien Delph – £9m to £13.5m
  • Gary Cahill – £13.5m
  • Danny Welbeck – £13.5m
  • Nick Pope – £4.5m to £9m
  • Ashley Young – £4.5m to £6.3m

In short, the numbers go up so everyone is winning.