Firstly getting into Aaron Ramsdale, being placed fifth position out of five in the CIES estimated transfer values with a transfer value of €58 million (£51m).
So far this season the English shot-stopper has 10 clean sheets in 21 matches, averaging almost a clean sheet every other game. The goalkeeper from Stoke-on-Trent ball is one of the best goalkeepers in the world with the ball at his feet; his distribution is nearly always perfect. However he’s since his time at Arsenal he’s also well known for winding up oppositional fans, as seen at Brighton on New Years Eve and last season against Leeds.
People argue the Arsenal number one should also be England’s number one and with his current transfer value, he may be a pivotal part of England’s future squads to come.
Aaron Ramsdale has been placed around the best of the best, with Porto’s Diogo Costa in fourth place (€63m), Manchester City’s Ederson Moraes in third place (€65m), PSG’s Gianluigi Donnarumma in second place (€76m), and Liverpool’s Alisson Becker making it to the top spot (€80).
After signing from Sheffield United for only £12m, Aaron Ramsdale has proved all his doubters wrong and has ultimately made it to a list of some of the world’s best current keepers, a massive turnaround after handling back-to-back relegations with AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United.
Goalkeepers with top transfer values as per @CIES_Football ⚽️ statistical model 📊 #Alisson 🇧🇷 (@LFC) ahead of #Donnarumma 🇮🇹 (@PSG_inside) #Ederson 🇧🇷 (@ManCity) #Costa 🇵🇹 (@FCPorto) & #Ramsdale 🏴 (@Arsenal) 🧤 What do you think ❓ Top 💯 overall ➡️ https://t.co/icSxsiiodO pic.twitter.com/Szvc42wwpk
— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) January 6, 2023
The second Arsenal player to make it to the top five CIES estimated transfer values is William Saliba. The Frenchman has also been placed fifth out of five with an estimated transfer value of €80 million (£70m).
So far the Rolls Royce of a centre-back has revolutionised the Arsenal defence, alongside Gabriel, bringing us back to the days of Sol Campbell and Martin Keown, managing 10 clean sheets in 23 matches and scoring two goals (one against Brentford & one against AFC Bournemouth).
William Saliba was bought from St. Etienne for £27m and sent straight back on loan to St. Etienne for the upcoming 19/20 Ligue One season. He was then loaned to OGC Nice during the 20/21 January transfer window for six months & finally loaned out once more last season to the south of France with Marseille.
After three loan spells in France he returned to his parent club in North London at the start of this season and once he got into the team, he’s been one of the first names on the team sheet ever since.
William Saliba has been selected with an array of great footballing talent in the defensive department, with FC Barcelona’s Jules Kounde in fourth place (€99m), Real Madrid’s Eder Militao in third place (€102m), Manchester City’s Ruben Dias in second place (€105m), and top of the pile RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol (€126m).
With past centre-backs like Konstantinos Mavropanos and Pablo Mari not working out after multiple loan moves, the Arsenal board and coaches finally got it right with William Saliba & this is just another example of how highly-rated the French centre back is.
Centre backs with top transfer values as per @CIES_Football ⚽️ statistical model 📊 Young prodigy #JoskoGvardiol 🇭🇷 (@RBLeipzig) 🥇 with €1⃣2⃣6⃣m (regardless of eventual buy-out) 🤑 Top 💯 overall ➡️ https://t.co/icSxsiiodO #RubenDias #EderMilitao #JulesKounde #WilliamSaliba pic.twitter.com/s0KDY56Icl
— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) January 7, 2023