Complete update Bundesliga
Transfermarkt has updated the market values of the Austrian Bundesliga. Not surprising, the winter update in Austria is once again dominated by Red Bull Salzburg, who just reached the Champions League round of 16 for the first time in the club’s history. Salzburg had both the most significant upgrade and the biggest downgrade. Overall, the squad value is up by €46 million to now €202 million—no Austrian team ever had a higher squad value since the Transfermarkt database was introduced in 2004.
The biggest winner and a big reason for Salzburg’s significant increase in squad value is once again German national team player Karim Adeyemi. The 19-year-old, who has agreed personal terms with Borussia Dortmund, sees his market value increase by €15 million to now €35 million. As a result, he is closing in on the record set by Erling Haaland. The former Salzburg striker had a market value of €45 million when he joined Borussia Dortmund.
Adeyemi’s team colleague Mohamed Camara makes the jump above €20 million. The midfielder sees his market value improve from €16 million to €23 million. The 21-year-old midfielder from Mali has been heavily linked with a move to Atlético Madrid and has the potential to generate a hefty fee. Another Salzburg midfielder who sees his market value improve is Brenden Aaronson. Sources have told Transfermarkt that Aaronson is seen as RB Leipzig ready and could soon make the jump to a bigger league. His market value improves by 20% to €12 million.
Dedic, Grüll & Co.: Bundesliga market value winners from Rapid to WAC
Lower down the table; market values are also adjusted. “At Rapid Vienna, Marco Grüll and Emanuel Aiwu standout,” Austrian Bundesliga market value admin Saviola92 said. “Both have been great throughout the fall and go up to €3.5 million and €2.5 million respectively.” At Wolfsberger AC, Amar Dedic is the biggest winner. According to Saviola92, he will be the logical replacement for Rasmus Kristensen at Salzburg. “With Dedic going up by €1.5 million, he becomes the second Wolfsberg player to reach €3 million since Shon Weissman reached that milestone.”
At Sturm Graz, defenders David Affengruber (+€0.7m) and Jusuf Gazibegovic (+€0.5m) saw their market value increase to €2 million. “Center-backs Affengruber has replaced David Nemeth, who has returned to Mainz, very well,” Austria expert Saviola said. Among the teams, the biggest winners, other than Salzburg, were promoted side SK Austria Klagenfurt. Klagenfurt are currently fourth and saw their squad value increase by €2.4 million to now €11.7 million. “Phillip Menzel, Patrick Greil, and Christopher Cvetko increase and Bayern loanee Alex Timossi Andersson is the first Klagenfurt player to reach the €1 million milestone.” The 20-year-old winger increased his market value by €400,000 to now €1.2 million.
LASK biggest market value loser in Austria – Koita also drops
LASK, in the meantime, is the club with the most significant drop. The Linz-based club saw their squad value drop by €5 million to €25.1 million. “The market values increased because of their performances in Europe, but no transfers for significant fees followed,” Saviola92 said. “Because of that, we have adjusted some of the higher market values.” One example is goalkeeper Alexander Schlager; he drops by €1 million to €1.5 million. Left-winger Husein Balic sees his market value drop by half to now €1 million. “There is a bit of a transition at the moment. Sascha Horvath, Keito Nakamura, and Hyun-seok Hong are slowly replacing the core that left their mark between 2017 and 2021. And that golden team didn’t generate much in terms of fees.”
Goalkeepers, in particular, saw their market values drop. “On that position, there has been a collective drop because there were no transfers that generated significant fees. Furthermore, only Péter Gulácsi and Heinz Lindner managed to make an impact after a transfer. Because of that, the three most valuable goalkeepers Philipp Köhn (+€200,000), Patrick Pentz (-€1m), and the already mentioned Schlager are now the upper limit with €1.5 million each.”
Salzburg players also saw the most significant drop in market values. Forward Sekou Koita saw his market value decline by €2.5 million to €10 million after losing a whole year to a doping ban and an ACL injury. Antoine Bernede sees his market value drop by half to now €3 million. “The Frenchman has no perspective at Red Bull,” Saviola92 said.
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).