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.
After missing out on Willian all those years ago, could Tottenham finally be about to land the Brazilian winger?
It seems a possibility, with The Telegraph reporting that the north London club are considering signing him from rivals Chelsea when his contract expires in the summer. This follows transfer expert Ian McGarry’s claim that Jose Mourinho is very keen on his former player (Transfer Window Podcast via Daily Express), suggesting that a move really could be on the cards here.
And on a free transfer, to some, it may seem like good business. After all, according to Transfermarkt, Willian actually has a market valuation of £25.2m. That valuation, however, is down from his June 2019 valuation of £36m — and you would expect that number to only drop further considering the Brazil international’s age and some of his performances this season.
While Willian is certainly capable of producing — Spurs know this themselves after watching him grab a brace against them back in December — he simply does not do it enough. In 28 Premier League appearances this term, he has scored just five goals, which is not the most convincing of records for an attacker playing for one of the best teams in the country.
How much is Willian worth?
£25m or more
Less than £25m
It follows a campaign where he managed just three, showing that Willian is not exactly going to bring goals to this Tottenham side. That does not mean the former Anzhi Makhachkala man has nothing to offer this Spurs team.
According to WhoScored, he is averaging just under two dribbles per league game this season. Completing 2.3, Son Heung-min is the only Tottenham attacker who is currently averaging more than the Chelsea player. Furthermore, Willian is an individual who could help the north London club bring the ball forward and get it into dangerous areas.
Ultimately, though, you cannot help but feel that Tottenham would be getting a limited attacker and one Chelsea no longer want.
As already mentioned, his stock is understandably on the decline because of most of the above, so perhaps Spurs should steer clear from this one — even if they can get him on a free transfer.
Tottenham fans, how much do you think Willian is worth in today’s market? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!
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