This article forms part of our Valuation Evaluation feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at the increase or decrease of a player’s Transfermarkt valuation and whether it is justified or not.
The transition from the Ukrainian Premier League to its English equivalent was a difficult one for Manchester United midfielder Fred.
He really struggled in his first season at Old Trafford following his £47m move from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2018 and reportedly got on Jose Mourinho’s bad side prior to his sacking as manager.
“Your days at this club are numbered,” were the words that made up the Portuguese coach’s attack on the player after a 1-0 defeat to Valencia in the Champions League, according to The Telegraph (via The Sun).
Since then, however, Fred’s form has drastically improved, so it is a surprise to see his Transfermarkt valuation continue to drop. It has gone from £27m last summer, to £22.5m in September, to £19.8m now despite how well he is playing.
The Brazil international has probably been Manchester United’s best performing midfielder in the current campaign, making more tackles and interceptions per league game than any other player in his position at Old Trafford (via WhoScored).
How much is Fred worth?
£20m or more
Less than £20m
Fred also leads his midfield team-mates when it comes to retaining possession, boasting a pass success rate of 87.1%. That and the above, clear evidence of his influence in the middle of the park this season.
Furthermore, Fred surely has to be worth more than £20m in this current climate.
Manchester United fans, how much do you think Fred is worth in today’s market? Let us know in the comment section below!
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