’10 goals and 9 assists’ 26-year-old Mitoma ’71 billion’ ransom = ’30 goals and 13 assists’ 25-year-old Son Heung-min

Soccer statistics media ‘Transfermarkt’ newly selected the ransom of active players in PL on the 10th (Korea Standard Time). The player’s ransom is set after comprehensively considering various factors such as performance, age, and contract period.

Son Heung-min, who soared to 90 million euros (about 127.7 billion won) in December 2020, saw his ransom gradually decline, and his ransom fell sharply as he was somewhat sluggish in the 2022-23 season. It is now 50 million euros. After falling to 50 million euros, Son Heung-min handed over the long-held position as Asia’s highest-paid player to Kim Min-jae. In this update, the ransom was maintained. It seems to reflect his outstanding performance recently.

One of the surprising things about the October change was the surge in Mitoma. Mitoma was valued at 32 million euros (45.4 billion won), but jumped 18 million euros (about 25.5 billion won), more than 50 percent of its value, to join the ranks of 50 million euros.

It is undeniable that Mitoma is playing a key role in Brighton’s rise and is clearly a standout winger in the PL. However, the price increase is too fast. 스포츠토토

In short, it was in May 2018 when Son Heung-min achieved 50 million euros. At that time, Son Heung-min was already classified as one of the best wing forwards in the PL. He surpassed the 10-goal mark for the second consecutive season with 14 goals and 8 assists in the league in the 2016-17 season and 12 goals and 6 assists in the 2017-18 season.

In contrast, Mitoma has only seven goals and six assists in the league in the 2022-23 season and three goals and three assists in the league so far in the 2023-24 season. The number of players with 10 goals and 9 assists in 41 games in PL has already soared to 50 million euros.

In general, the younger the player, the higher the ransom. This is because the market value is set high because there is still a possibility of growth. However, Mitoma is not as small as 26 years old. Son Heung-min was 25 years younger than Mitoma when he achieved 50 million euros.

It is only understood that it is the result of higher transfer inflation compared to the past. Compared to 2018, the size of the transfer fee spent by the club has increased a lot in 2023. In 2018 alone, it was very rare to spend more than 100 million euros (about 141.9 billion won) on certain players.

Recently, however, it has become common for PL’s big clubs to spend more than 100 million euros (about 141.9 billion won) on one player. Starting with Romelo Lukaku in 2021, players such as Jack Grealish, Moises Caicedo, Declan Rice, Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and Antony have all been transferred after 2021. As the players’ ransom has risen naturally, Mitoma’s value is estimated to have risen faster.

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