Market values ​​UAE: Ex-BVB striker Alcácer loses sole top spot

7x at least 5 million


The market value update in the UAE Pro League has largely resulted in devaluations of the league’s big names – mostly in the range of one million to 500,000 euros and in many cases due to age. This applies to Paco Alcácer (30), Iuri Medeiros (29), Allan (33), Kodjo Fo Doh Laba (32), Miralem Pjanic (33), Karim Rekik (29), Haris Seferovic (32) and Ali Mabkhout (33 ).

Former BVB striker Alcácer, who moved from Sharjah FC to the Emirates Club on loan in the United Arab Emirates in the summer, was downgraded by one million euros to 6 million euros. This means he has lost his sole top spot in the market value ranking and is now on a par with Fábio Lima (30; Al-Wasl) and Soufiane Rahimi (27; Al-Ain). Alcácer is still one of the biggest stars in the league, but together with Andrés Iniesta (39) he has not yet been able to bring success to the club from Ras al-Khaimah. The current losing streak of ten games in a row is the second longest in recent league history, surpassed only by the Emirates Club itself with twelve games in 2019.

The former Nuremberg Medeiros, who has been playing for Al-Nasr SC since the summer, falls from the top, but despite being a regular, he has only managed two goals and one assist in 19 competitive games for the sixth-place team. The winger’s market value is reduced by one million euros to 5 million euros; he now shares fourth place in the league rankings with Facundo Kruspzky (21; Al-Wahda), Kaku (29; Al-Ain) and Caio Lucas ( 29; Sharjah).

However, there are also increases in the upper market value segment of the Pro League, for example for Medeiros’ teammate Kevin Agudelo (25) and Ajman striker Walid Azaro (28), both of which increased by 500,000 to 4.5 million euros. One of the big winners is Sharjah right-back Khaled Ebraheim (27), who increased his market value by one million euros to 2.5 million euros.

This is how transfer market market values ​​work

The transfer market market values ​​are created taking into account various pricing models as well as a strong involvement of the transfer market community, which deals with the values ​​in detailed discussions. The transfer market market values ​​cannot generally be equated with the transfer fees actually paid.

The goal is not to predict a price, but rather an expected value. When determining the market value, both individual transfer modalities and situational conditions are relevant to a certain extent. Examples of this are listed here. Transfermarkt does not use an algorithm (for detailed market value definition).

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