The Red Devils are suddenly worth 90 million euros (!) more: Vermeeren is rated higher than Tielemans, but there are also three big losers

No fewer than fifteen Belgian internationals are enjoying an increase in their market value on the leading website this month Transfermarkt.com. Seven internationals, all between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three, are making significant progress, with upgrades ranging from 5 to 32 million euros. This seven is the main reason why the market value of the Red Devils is suddenly ninety million euros higher today than four months ago, even though three Red Devils each had to give up a significant amount of market value.

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It is no coincidence that the trio that suffered a decline in market value are between twenty-six and thirty years old. This indicates that the gap between the generation that is just coming to watch and the internationals with experience is only decreasing. Transfermarkt.com Vermeeren (18) already rates it higher than his rival in midfield at the Red Devils, Youri Tielemans (26). Due to his substitute role at Aston Villa, he has to give up five million euros in market value and is estimated at only 20 million euros. Vermeeren is valued at 25 million euros as the most expensive player in the Jupiler Pro League.

Midfield of 170 million

For the good listener: Transfermarkt.com When estimating the market value of players, takes into account not only quality, but also contract duration and possible resale value. The latter plays somewhat to the advantage of Vermeeren, who is eight years younger, and the generation up to twenty-three years old, who probably have more growth potential.

Romeo Lavia. — © BELGIUM

But it also indicates that the young Belgian internationals are doing well. Judging from Transfermarkt.com the Red Devils could create a midfield worth 170 million euros if they can start Amadou Onana (22) alongside the now injured Roméo Lavia (19) and Kevin De Bruyne (32). Vermeeren would then be the first substitute for Lavia or Onana.

Openda rated higher than Lukaku

The youngsters also provide luxury in the front. On the left, Jérémy Doku represents more value than Yannick Carrasco (30) and Leandro Trossard (28), and in the front right, Johan Bakayoko (20) beats Dodi Lukebakio (26). But the biggest surprise is at the peak: Openda (23) is now rated higher than Belgian all-time top scorer Romelu Lukaku (30) due to his recent exploits at RB Leipzig. With Doku and Bakayoko he could form a frontline worth another 130 million euros.

Of course, this does not mean that Tedesco should choose, say, Lukaku over Openda: it is just about market value, not necessarily about value for the team. In the case of Lukaku, it has to do with the fact that owner Chelsea was willing to sell the striker for just 40 million euros last summer. This would have made him cheaper than the amount with bonuses – around 43 million euros – that RB Leipzig had to pay for Openda.

The biggest risers (+5 million or more)

Jérémy Doku: +32 million euros to 60 million

Age: 21

Club: Manchester City

Was brought to Manchester City for 65 million euros and surprisingly quickly emerged as a basic player for the reigning Champions League winner. Already good for two goals and two assists in the Premier League and the Champions League. Also flashes with the Red Devils.

Roméo Lavia: +18 million euros to 50 million

Age: 19

Club: Chelsea

Due to an injury to his ankle ligaments, he will be sidelined for his new club Chelsea until the beginning of December, but his market value has exploded due to 68 million euros The Blues paid for him to Southampton.

Johan Bakayoko: +15 million euros to 25 million

Age: 20

Club: PSV

The 20-year-old PSV winger could go to the Premier League for 40 million euros at the end of this summer, but that offer was rejected. In the meantime, he was still working on his market value with his first goal in the Champions League.

Loïs Openda: +10 million euros to 45 million

Age: 23

Club: RB Leipzig

Moved to RB Leipzig last summer for just under 40 million euros, but confirmed all the good things about Lens with seven goals and two assists for the German sub-star. His changed status also earned him a starting spot next to Romelu Lukaku in the European Championship qualifying match against Austria, although that was not an unqualified success.

Arthur Vermeeren: +8 million euros to 25 million

Age: 18

Club: Antwerp

Is now the most expensive footballer in the Jupiler Pro League. Took the double with Antwerp and also excelled in the Champions League with two assists against Shakhtar. Should also make his debut for the Red Devils against Austria.

Amadou Onana: +5 million euros to 50 million

Age: 22

Club: Everton

He is, so to speak, the first man on the scoresheet at Everton and was already linked with a transfer to a top club such as Manchester United in the summer. Is also increasingly positioning himself as a leader for the Red Devils.

Ameen Al-Dakhil: +5 million euros to 11 million

Age: 21

Club: Burnley

Less striking because he is not (yet) a big name, but the defender who was brought to Burnley for Vincent Kompany is, together with Amadou Onana, our only compatriot who has been able to participate in every match for a Premier League club.

Their value also increased

Orel Mangala (25, Nottingham Forrest): +4 million euros to 20 millionMandela Keita (21, Antwerp): +4 million euros to 11 millionCharles De Ketelaere (22, Atalanta): +3 million euros to 25 millionZeno Debast (20, Anderlecht): +3 million euros to 13 millionDodi Lukebakio (26, Seville): +3 million euros to 15 millionOlivier Deman (23, Werder Bremen): +1.5 million euros to 4.5 millionArnaud Bodart (25, Standard): +1 million euros to 5 millionThomas Kaminski (31, Luton Town): +600,000 euros to 2.8 million

The biggest losers (-5 million or more)

1. Timothy Castagne: -8 million euros to 17 million

Age: 27

Club: Fulham

Moved from relegated Leicester to Fulham, but that transfer was quite complicated, causing him to be sidelined for a while. His lack of form also showed itself in some poor matches for the Red Devils.

2. Youri Tielemans: -5 million euros to 20 million

Age: 26

Club: Aston Villa

Is in a free fall now that he cannot take over as manager at his new team Aston Villa. His market value was still estimated at 55 million euros in June 2022, but 35 million euros has decreased in sixteen months.

3. Yannick Carrasco: -5 million euros to 20 million

Age: 30

Club: Al-Shabab

He is already suffering some of the consequences of his transfer to Saudi Arabia, where he already scored three goals and three assists in his first six matches. The 70-time international was left in the starting team for the Red Devils against Austria.

Their value remained the same

Kevin De Bruyne (32, Manchester City): €70 millionThibaut Courtois (31, Real Madrid): 45 miljoen euroRomelu Lukaku (30, AS Roma): 40 million eurosLeandro Trossard (28, Arsenal): 35 million eurosArthur Theate (23, Rennes): 22 million eurosWout Faes (25, Leicester): 20 million eurosMichy Batshuayi (30, Fenerbahçe): 9 million eurosJan Vertonghen (36, Anderlecht): 1.5 million euros

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