Top 10 Football Players with Increased Market Value in 2024: Football Benchmark Analysis

The analysis and big data platform Football Benchmark has made a list of the 10 players who have increased their market value the most throughout the year 2024. The platform uses the February market values ​​to make this list and highlight the footballers who more have grown in the year. This is the list:

1- Cole Palmer (+20.6 million)

The player who has appreciated the most this year. The great news about a Chelsea that in 2024 has taken a step forward, and has managed to enter the Europa League, and reach the final of the League Cup, largely thanks to the 25 goals and 15 assists in all the competitions of a Cole Palmer who has revolutionized English football. A residual player for Guardiola’s City, who has emerged this season at Chelsea.

Cole Palmer celebrando un gol (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)Shaun BotterillGetty Images

After scoring four goals against Everton on April 15, the Englishman discussed Haaland’s reign at the top of the Premier League’s top scorers, although he was ultimately unable to achieve it. And that without being a forward, since he plays behind the striker.

2- Aleksandar Pavlovic (+18.9 million)

One of the few good news in a disastrous season at Bayern. Pavlovic has shown all his potential in this second round with Tuchel. At only 20 years old, Pavlovic has earned his place in the Bavarian team’s midfield, placing more proven players like Goretzka. An injury in March did not stop his rise, and he has become undisputed in the German team. Two goals and two assists is the balance of a player who started the season playing with the B team.

Aleksandar Pavlovic y Benjamin SeskoMICHAELA STACHEAFP

After competing for his services between the Serbian team and the German team, he will play with Germany in the European Championship. His market value has skyrocketed in 2024, since in January he was worth… 2 million euros! Now, its value is above 20 million, and will continue to rise.

3- Savinho (+17.4 million)

If Girona has finished in third place in this League, it is, in part, thanks to Savinho’s overflow and skill. One of the revelations in Europe, the Brazilian, who will play for Manchester City next season, has contributed 11 goals and nine assists in all competitions. A Savinho who has formed a lethal duo with Dobvyk, which has led Girona to have the best campaign in its history. Its market value has risen to 44 million euros.


A player who was in PSV’s second team last season, and has found his place to shine in Girona and who, at 20 years old, has already been a full international with Brazil, and will play in the Copa América.

4- Jorrel Hato (+16.8 million)

At 18 years old, he is already immovable at Ajax. The last great appearance of the Ajax youth team, famous for producing great players. His versatility at the back has allowed him to play everything this season, whether as a left-footed centre-back or as a left-back.

Jorrel Hato fights for a ball (Netherlands; Holland) EFE/EPA/Olaf Kraak Olaf KraakEFE

In a season in which Ajax has finished in fifth position, well below what could be expected, Hato is one of the pillars on which the team’s next project can be strengthened. He will not go to the Euro Cup, but his value is already at 48.7 million Euros.

5- Phil Foden (+16.1 million)

This season he has emerged as the big star in Manchester City’s attack. With De Bruyne injured for half the season, and Haaland who has experienced a more complicated season than the previous one, the Manchester City youth player has taken a step forward and, with 27 goals and 10 assists, has led the team to win the Premier League and reach the FA Cup final that takes place this Saturday.

Club: Manchester City | Market value: 130 million euros.Ryan PierseGetty Images

Two of his goals in the last Premier game gave Pep Guardiola’s team peace of mind to win the title. His market value already reaches 150 million euros, and he will be one of the leaders of the English team in the next European Championship, along with Bellingham, Kane and Cole Palmer, among others.

6- Vinicius (+16 million)

Ballon d’Or level. When he has gained pace after injuries, Vinicius’ 2024 is unstoppable. 17 goals and six assists since January is the baggage of a player who improves with each season he passes. Key was his performance in the Champions League semi-finals, with a double in the first leg, and a great game in the second leg that did not find the goal prize, but he was Real Madrid’s most dangerous player. This season, Vinicius has scored a hat-trick in the Super Cup final, in addition to scoring in the two most important games in the League: against Girona and against Barcelona.


A Vini who will seek to be decisive in the Champions League final, as he did in 2022, and whose market value already exceeds 176 million euros. He still has the Copa América, in which he will lead the ‘canarinha’.

7- Riccardo Calafiori (+16 million)

The fashion headquarters of the fashion team in Italy. The young Bologna player, who cost only 4 million in the summer, has emerged as the leader of the defense of the team led by Thiago Motta. Two of his goals on the last day brought this season’s revelation team closer to third place in Serie A. At only 22 years old, his versatility, both as a center back and as a winger, as well as his cleanliness in the game (he has only received four yellow cards) in 32 games) will awaken the interest of Europe’s greats.

Calafiori, after scoring against Juve. REUTERS/Alberto LingriaAlberto LingriaREUTERS

At the moment he has not been an absolute international, but he has already been summoned for the Euro Cup. Its market value reaches 27.7 million, and continues to skyrocket.

8- Viktor Gyokeres (+15.5 million)

The revelation forward in Europe. After being discarded two summers ago by Brighton, all the big teams were fighting for him. 43 goals and 15 assists in all competitions are the background of this Swedish giant who has revolutionized Portugal, and has been key for Sporting to become league champions again. This Sunday he will play the Cup final. He was the first player in Europe to reach 50 goal contributions.

Gyokeres, doing their mythical celebration. (Photo by Henrique Casinhas/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)SOPA ImagesSOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

His market value already reaches 65.5 million euros, when at the beginning of the season Sporting paid 20 million for him.

9- Murillo (+14.8 million)

The salvation of Nottingham Forest is not understood without the Brazilian central defender. At 21 years old he has established himself in his first season in Europe. He was a risky bet from Forest, who signed him from Corinthians for 12 million euros after having only played half a season and, since his incorporation, he has become the head of the defense. The Brazilian has already been considered for European greats, such as Atlético de Madrid.

Murillo defendiendo a Salah. REUTERS/Scott Heppell SCOTT HEPPELLREUTERS

Its appraisal value is above 28 million euros, and it could be one of the names on the market. He has not been international for Brazil, but if he continues with his projection, he could soon do so.

10- Kobbie Mainoo (+14.6 million)

The great emergence in a very bad year for United. At only 19 years old, Kobbie Mainoo has settled into Manchester United’s double pivot, ahead of more proven players like Amrabat or McTominay, and has supported a team that has experienced one of the worst seasons in its history. Mainoo has scored three goals that have given points, like his one against Newcastle that ended in a Mancunian victory, and allowed him to dream of entering Europe; his goal against Liverpool in the English classic, which gave the team a point; and his goal in the 97th minute against the Wolves to give his team the victory.

Kobbie Mainoo celebrando un gol. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)Naomi BakerGetty Images

The Englishman has entered Gareth Southgate’s pre-list to go to the Euro Cup, and was already called up in the previous international window. His value continues to skyrocket, and is already above 51 million euros.

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2024-05-23 21:01:03
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