“Unveiling Caleb Wiley: Is Atlanta United’s Young Left-Back Poised to Follow in Alphonso Davies’ Footsteps?”

By FPL360


Caleb Wiley is making waves in Major League Soccer with his incredible performances for Atlanta United. The 18-year-old wing-back has already scored three goals and two assists in just six games to start the season. As a result, Transfermarkt updated his market value from €2 million to €4 million, making him one of the three most valuable left-backs born in 2004.

Wiley’s versatility has also drawn some comparisons to Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies, who also made his first steps in MLS before moving to Europe. Like Davies, Wiley has the ability to play several positions on the left flank. The 18-year-old has featured as a left-midfielder, left-winger, and as a left-back under Atlanta head coach Gonzalo Pineda this season.

Wiley’s play has caught the attention of European top clubs, and Transfermarkt Data Administrator North America, Dominic Becker, believes that he is already on their radar. Wiley’s ability to play multiple positions and still perform at a high level is what sets him apart from other players in MLS.

The young player’s market value update is reminiscent of Davies’ valuation when he was signed by Bayern Munich. Davies was valued at just €800,000, and his market value was only adjusted upwards to €10m after the news broke. Wiley, however, has doubled his market value to €4m at the same age, thanks to Davies paving the way for young talent.

The Transfermarkt market values are calculated, taking into account various pricing models. A significant factor is the Transfermarkt community, who discuss and evaluate player market values in detail. In general, these market values are not to be equated with transfer fees but are instead expected values of a player in the free market.

Overall, Wiley’s talent and versatility make him a valuable asset for Atlanta United, and his performances this season show that he has a bright future ahead of him. With his market value now at €4m, it will be interesting to see if any European top clubs make a move for him in the near future.


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