Update Fortuna Liga
Transfermarkt has updated the market values of 69 Czech Fortuna Liga players in the September intermediary update. The biggest winners in this update play for second-placed Slavia Prague. The Nigerians Yira Sor and Moses Usor grow to €5 million and €2 million, respectively—the latter sees his original market value of just €100,000 grow by 1900%.
Sor’s previous market value was €2.2m and is now among the five most valuable players in the Czech first division. The new market value, however, is not a result of his recent performances, as the right winger has been out the entire season with a calf injury. After a strong season in the UEFA Conference League with six goals and three assists, KRC Genk were interested and offered up to €8 million—too little for Slavia. Usor, in the meantime, had a strong start to the season and has already scored six goals for Slavia.
At title holders and league leaders, Viktoria Plzen goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek has been standing out and is now a regular for Czechia’s national team. Stanek’s market value has increased by €1.5m to €4m. Center-back Vaclav Jemelka, he doubled his market value to €2m, and Adam Vlkanova, his market value has jumped by €700,000 to also €2m, are two more players in the ranks of the Czech champions that have benefited from the market value update.
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In contrast stands Sparta Prague, who have invested the money they received from Bayer Leverkusen for Adam Hlozek and Feyenoord for David Hancko in national team players Jan Kuchta and Jakub Jankto. The record champions are adrift in third place, eight points behind Viktoria. Kuchta and Jankto have been unable to turn their talent into consistent goalscoring. Furthermore, both players have arrived from leagues that are or once were more competitive—Spain and Russia. As a result, a downgrade in market value was impossible to avoid. Kuchta drops from €5m to €4m and Jankto from €4m to €3m.
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).