The report is a summary of activity in the International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) by clubs from England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain (“the Big 5”) during this year’s summer registration period.


Key statistics on transfer activity from 1 June to 1 September 2018:

  • 182 of the 211 FIFA member associations had their registration period open during this period.
  • 8,401 international transfers were completed around the world, and global spending on transfer fees was USD 5.44 billion.
  • Clubs of the Big 5 accounted for 77.5% of the global spending, having combined for a total of USD 4.21 billion.
  • Compared to last summer, spending by the Big 5 increased by 6.6%, driven by clubs from Italy (+74.7%) and Spain (+42.2%).
  • Once again, England was the world‘s biggest spender during the period (USD 1.44 billion).

The report also includes detailed information at association level including transfer types, origin and destination of transfers, the nationality and age of the players involved, historical comparisons with past summer registration periods, and insights on transfers of players who were at the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

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Source: FIFA

KPMG Player Valuation

  Name (Age) Club  Nat Value
(€ million)
1 Mbappé (20) 225.0
2 Neymar (27) 195.0
3 Messi (32) 190.0
4 E. Hazard (28) 162.8
5 Salah (27) 159.1
6 Kane (25) 137.0
7 Sterling (24) 130.1
8 Pogba (26) 126.7
9 De Bruyne (28) 120.0
10 Griezmann (28) 113.3
11 Sané (23) 100.0
12 Van Dijk (28) 98.4
13 Coutinho (27) 96.4
14 Alisson (26) 96.1
15 O. Dembélé (22) 95.8
16 Sancho (19) 95.7
17 Mané (27) 94.5
18 Firmino (27) 91.8
19 Dybala (25) 91.7
20 C. Ronaldo (34) 90.7
21 Kanté (28) 90.0
22 Eriksen (27) 90.0
23 Ter Stegen (27) 88.7
24 Bernardo Silva (24) 87.9
25 Varane (26) 86.5
26 Agüero (31) 85.2
27 Kroos (29) 84.9
28 Dele Alli (23) 84.1
29 Ederson (25) 82.2
30 Frenkie de Jong (22) 81.9
31 Alexander-Arnold (20) 80.8
32 R. Lukaku (26) 80.3
33 Gabriel Jesus (22) 80.0
34 Rashford (21) 79.0
35 Heung-min Son (26) 78.8
36 Lewandowski (30) 75.6
37 Casemiro (27) 75.1
38 Oblak (26) 75.1
39 Kimmich (24) 74.8
40 Icardi (26) 72.5
41 Luis Suárez (32) 71.1
42 Saúl Ñíguez (24) 70.9
43 Havertz (20) 70.7
44 De Ligt (19) 70.0
45 Koke (27) 68.9
46 Asensio (23) 68.7
47 Martial (23) 68.4
48 Rüdiger (26) 68.3
49 Süle (23) 68.0
50 Luka Jovic (21) 66.4