The International Sports Research Institute (CIES) calculated the ransom of soccer players around the world for the winter transfer market on the 5th (Korea time) and listed 100 players in turn.
The list, compiled by CIES, is the result of efforts to investigate about 6,000 transfers in major leagues and implement its own market price model and convert players’ values into money as accurately as possible. According to the institute’s explanation, the list’s ransom is a real transfer fee that can be agreed upon when transactions between teams are underway around players, and the value of transfers in major European leagues can be grasped at a glance.
In the list, Kulusevski has recorded the highest ransom in Tottenham at 10 million euros. On the other hand, Harry Kane, who left Tottenham to join Bayern Munich, is only 95 million euros.
Kane has been a “goal scorer” in the Bundesliga and is still a “machine” for Munich. Since leaving Tottenham last summer and joining Munich, Kane has scored 25 goals and eight assists in 22 games. However, as he turns 31 soon, 24-year-old Kulusevski has been pushed back.
Kulusevski has also made great strides at Tottenham.
In particular, he often scored at important tipping points or opened the opponent’s goal with fatal passes in every game this season. Kulusevski, who started as an offensive midfielder against Manchester City (Man City) in round 14 of the 2023/24 English Premier League last month, scored a number of good passes and dribbles to help Son Heung-min score an early first goal in the 6th minute of the first half, and made a significant contribution to collecting one point in the away game against the defending champion by scoring a header in the 45th minute of the second half when he was trailing 2-3.
From the second half of the 2021/22 season to the 2022/23 season, when he stayed in the team as a loan, he was highly expected, but after he succeeded in a complete transfer last summer, he is flying “pulpulpulpulpulpulpulp.”
According to “Huscoord,” a platform specializing in soccer statistics, Kulusevski appeared to be on a downward trend over the past two seasons, scoring 7.19 points and 6.78 points, respectively, but he has scored five goals and two assists in 19 games this season, receiving 7.10 points.
The football media “TBR Football” also reported the news, saying, “After James Madison, who originally played in the attacking midfielder position, left due to injury, Kulusevski is successfully filling Madison’s void.”
Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s Supernova midfielder Jude Bellingham topped the CIES list with 267 million euros. Manchester City’s Erling Holan comes in second with 251 million euros. Other than Kluszewski, Tottenham players on the list include side defender Destiny Udogi (78 million euros) and main defender Christian Romero (102.2 billion won).