Championship market values: Ilias Chair and Anel Ahmedhodzic biggest winners

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Championship market values: Ilias Chair and Anel Ahmedhodzic biggest winners


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In the weeks ahead of the 2022 World Cup, Transfermarkt will undergo a market value analysis of all major leagues and one of the first complete updates will take place in the Championship. Following several changes in an intermediary update in September, every market value in the English second division has now been adjusted or confirmed. The two biggest winners are Queens Park Rangers’ attacking all-rounder Ilias Chair and Sheffield United defender Anel Ahmedhodzic, who can both dream of reaching promotion with their teams after successful starts to the season. While US striker Josh Sargent is able to improve his market value at struggling Norwich, Todd Cantwell has to accept a further drop.

Harwood-Bellis & Co. - All new Championship market values at a glance

Watford have not found consistency following their relegation from the Premier League as well, but forward Ismaïla Sarr is still the most valuable player in the league ahead of teammate João Pedro, whose market values of €22m and €20m respectively remain unchanged given their huge potential to generate a high fee on the transfer market. Another player attracting interest from the English top tier is 24-year-old Morocco international Chair, who rises by €4m to €10m after three goals and six assists in 16 matches for QPR, who could go top of the table with a win over Birmingham City on Friday night. Aston Villa are said to be interested in him rather than Sarr in the upcoming transfer window now, following their failed attempt to sign the latter last summer.

Centre-back Ahmedhodzic, who arrived for a fee of €4.5m from Malmö FF in July, impressed in Sheffield United’s defence so far and also rises from €6m to €10m. The 23-year-old already scored three goals in addition to his defensive capabilities and played himself into the spotlight. Bigger clubs from the European top leagues are reportedly following his development closely. Just like Chair, the Bosnia international now finds himself in the top 10 of the most valuable Championship players and is the second most valuable central defender in the league, behind Manchester City loanee Taylor Harwood-Bellis (+€3m to €13m), who performs well at league leaders Burnley, the strongest of the three relegated sides so far.

Chair & Ahmedhodzic in top 10 – The most valuable Championship players

15 Todd Cantwell | Norwich | Market value: €8m

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14 Ben Cabango | Swansea | Market value: €8m

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13 Jacob Greaves | Hull City | Market value: €8m

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12 Josh Brownhill | Burnley | Market value: €9m

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11 Imrân Louza | Watford | Market value: €9m

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10 Ian Maatsen | Burnley | Market value: €9m

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9 Ilias Chair | QPR | Market value: €10m

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8 Anel Ahmedhodzic | Sheffield United | Market value: €10m

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7 Josh Sargent | Norwich | Market value: €12m

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6 Taylor Harwood-Bellis | Burnley | Market value: €13m

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5 Sander Berge | Sheffield United | Market value: €16m

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4 Ben Brereton Díaz | Blackburn | Market value: €16m

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3 Max Aarons | Norwich | Market value: €18m

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2 João Pedro | Watford | Market value: €20m

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Top scorers Sargent and Yates on the up – Cantwell continues to drop

Although Norwich only picked up two points from their last six league games, versatile forward Sargent continued his impressive form and currently is the Championship’s joint top scorer alongside Blackpool’s Jerry Yates, among others, with eight goals from 17 matches. The 22-year-old US international hopes to play a role at next month’s World Cup in Qatar as well and sees his market value increase by another €3m to €12m.

While fellow striker Yates rises by €2.3m to €3.5m after recently attracting the interest of Premier League sides Brentford and Bournemouth, as well as playing himself onto the radar of Scottish giants Rangers, Sargent’s Norwich teammate Cantwell (-€4m to €8m) continues to drop. The 24-year-old is without a goal or assist at first team level since the 2020/21 season and most Premier League clubs have long lost interested in the midfielder, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

Among Burnley’s key players this season, alongside Harwood-Bellis, Chelsea loanee Ian Maatsen (+€2m to €9m) and midfielders Josh Brownhill (+€2m to €9m) and Josh Cullen (+€2m to €9m) are on the up as well. Following a decent start to the campaign under new boss Vincent Kompany, the club looks set to return to the Premier League on the first attempt.

Squad values: Burnley surpass Sheffield United – Blackburn biggest winners

With a plus of €9.4m to €90.1m, Burnley surpass Sheffield United in the Championship’s squad value ranking and move up to third place for now. The biggest winners are Blackburn, who rise by €12m to €63.1m and currently occupy a playoff spot, with English youth internationals Ashley Phillips (€3m) and Adam Wharton (€2.5m) receiving high start values. West Brom are the team with the biggest downgrade (-€13.4m to €56.8m) after their poor start to the season currently sees John Swift (-€2.5m to €4.5m), Jed Wallace (-€1.5m to €5m) & Co. sitting in the relegation zone.

Further devaluated players include Baggies teammate Daryl Dike (-€3m to €7m), Man United loanee Amad Diallo (-€3m to €7m) of Sunderland and Middlesbrough’s Alex Mowatt (-€2m to €5m). While 22-year-old US striker Dike continues to struggle with injuries, 20-year-old Diallo is still waiting for his breakthrough as a first team player.

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How Transfermarkt market values work

The Transfermarkt market values are calculated, taking into account various pricing models. A major factor is the Transfermarkt community, whose members discuss and evaluate player market values in detail. In general, the Transfermarkt market values are not to be equated with transfer fees. 

The goal is not to predict a price but an expected value of a player in a free market. Both individual transfer modalities and situational conditions are relevant in determining market values. Examples of this are listed below. Transfermarkt does not use an algorithm (you can find the detailed market value definition here).




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