Which players in the game do you think are worth every penny of their fee/wages?

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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    As the title goes.

    I put forth:

    - DeGea (worth more!)
    - DeBruyne (proven to be a steal)
    - Silva (after DeGea, best bang for buck in the league, imo)
    - Aguero (Given the majority of his career to City and paid them back in full with his goal return)
    - Salah (who saw that coming?)

    I think it's worth noting none of these came in with unwavering certainty they'd amount to what they have, which makes all of them worth more, in my eyes because their clubs got world class performance out of them without the premiums, for a while.

    Who springs to mind for you?
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    Kentonio Full Member

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    friedeggden New Member

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    Should this not just be titled "Who are the best players in the world"? If a player is worth every penny of their fee and their wages you're saying they are worth millions and millions of pounds, including commercially. Ronaldo, Messi, Suarez, Neymar, Griezmann would all be on that list.

    Value to individual clubs is different, every team has a standout player.

    Either that or you're talking about best value for money...in which case it's Andy Robertson ;)
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    Kane and his wages (aren’t they really low compared to other players in the league?) have to be up there. Top3 player in the league and he’s probably not in top 10 paid Premier League footballers.
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    FootyGirl88

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    We would need to know how much they're currently on. Does anyone have a list?
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    Beagle Full Member

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    The answer is every single one.
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    None, they kick a fecking ball around, they deserve 3k a month tops.

    Idealistic rubbish aside, RVP at Feyenoord, love him.

    There's many others who I can't be bothered to list :)
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    SmashedHombre Memberus Anonymous & Legendus

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    The answer is not a single one.
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    chisnall_red New Member

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    Kompany for 8m, still captain (when fit) ten years later and annoyingly good still, especially as he seems to have got his injuries behind him again.
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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    no because some are just about breaking even over a season despite their brilliance and for what they get paid the return is demanded.

    Someone like Messi, who carries his team, is going beyond that, but how many players out there can you genuinely say carry their team?
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    SER19 Full Member

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    Jamie vardy for Leicester, incredibly

    I see what youre getting at but this will be interpreted very broadly and if being consistent i expect a city fan here any minute to tell you Silva would have cost 176 trillion in todays money
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    SER19 Full Member

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    Never understand why people resent the wages so much , on a separate issue. Footballers seem to take more flak than most in similar situations when you consider mayweather likely earned more for shadow boxing manny pacquio for 36 minutes than most footballers earn in a career (many players combined). George clooney earns more for a few weeks looking smug in some average film. Kylie Jenner earns 1 million dollars per paid Instagram post. Some girl from middle of nowhere England earns 64000 every time she recommends a product on you tube.

    Footballers are in a microcosm percentage of people who wanted to do what they do, about 420 professional players in the Premier League at a time out of the millions upon millions who tried, their career is incredibly short and often at the expense of education, and the football economy shouldn’t even be equated to our own. Is it fair that Scott Dann earns a shit tonne more than somebodynworking 70 hours a week as a nurse at an understaffed hospital, no. But it’s a nonsense comparison.

    Anyway, back on topic....Scott dann.
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Well which is it?
    All of them or none of them?
    Make up your minds, gentlemen.
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    Karel Podolsky New Member

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    He hasn't renewed his contract (expd. 2020). I believe he will not sign new contract unless he gets paid on par with Kane.

    Some interesting figures..


    https://www.spotrac.com/epl/Arsenal-f.c/payroll/

    Kante 120k
    Jorginho 102k
    Wanyama 26k

    GK:
    De Gea 200k
    Kepa Arizabalaga 192k :eek:
    Lloris 100k
    Cech 100k
    Ederson Moraes 78k
    Alisson 77k
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Spurs' players. It baffles me how they're managing to keep them happy.
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    xonyo Full Member

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    Monreal was bought for a decent fee (£9m) and is entering his 7th year. Reportedly only on £65,000.
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    None of them until you get down to about Div2/conference.

    I don't begrudge them the money but they're not worth what they get paid.
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    Harry Kane
    Jamie Vardy
    Salah
    Kante
    Modric
    Kroos
    Marcelo
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    Nipower888 Full Member

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    Id say all of them with the amount of money to be made in football. Its the owners that are overpaid.
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    spwd likes: servals, breasts, rylan clark and zooey

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    This x 1,000,000 %
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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    None of 'em
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    This should goes to the lowest paid good player in bottom tables.

    I'd say john oshea was the best bang for our bucks.

    Beckham worth every penny for the exposure he brought.
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    Please don't underestimate Beckham... he's still top 10 in the number of assists he provided at United.

    In terms of current EPL players:

    De Gea
    Silva
    Milner
    Kante
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    :lol:
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    giorno Full Member

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    This is an exercise in futility

    Messi costs Barcelona £100m a year, yet how many people would consider that too much for Barcelona? Or more than he's worth?

    And yet, he alone costs his club more than De Bruyne, Salah, Silva, Aguero, Firmino, Mane and Kane cost theirs, combined. Wouldn't Barcelona be better off swapping Messi for those guys? And if you were in charge of Barcelona, would you even consider it?(keeping in mind you're getting lynched by an angry mob the next day)
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    No because Messi's a bona fide assurance for Barcelona - someone they can bet the house on. To replace him would cost an equivalent wage spread across two to three players who give you no such assurance but all of the cost/risk.

    Messi is about the worst example to use because he's the biggest dead cert in club football and has been for a decade. He's carried them in the league more than any single player active has for any club. He's the closest you get to a sure thing.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    The vast majority of players are, whether we like it or not.
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    chisnall_red New Member

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    David Silva. It’s not that he cost about 20m and is in around 180k (though that looks value to some others), it’s that he’s been one of the best in the league consistently for 10 years yet not a murmur about more cash, delayed signings of contracts, nothing
    Annoying as feck yes but good value (today’s market) for sure
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    Cal? CR7 fan

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    Ronaldo to Real was the bargain of the century. :(
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    Wilt New Member

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    None of them.

    Cap them all to a maximum 10k per week .....they'll still want want to play, what else could they do?

    The very best players will still make millions through their own commercial deals.
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Anything paid to Messi, Ronaldo and De Gea is well worth it.
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    where do you get this from ? there is no danger Messi is payed around 1.9m a week from Barca.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    What happens to the rest of money involved in football? I assume it goes to owners who deserve it more than players?
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Give it to the poor/poverty. Let's stop world hunger. Lower ticket prices Sarni!

    Hahaha, if only.

    OT, Madrid pay half their squad really "low" wages (compared to what we pay some of our squad players iirc) don't they?
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Alexis Sanchez obviously :smirk:
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    Wilt New Member

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    Ideally, the money saved on wages would be used to lower ticket prices.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Pretty much everywhere. Catalan media, Spanish media, and then confirmed by football leaks. Messi is on ~€110m gross per year, plus add-ons