Sport How much would classic footballers be worth today?

17:40  10 october  2017
17:40  10 october  2017 Source:   Read Sport

'We are ready to buy Coutinho' - Barcelona chief promises January move for Liverpool star

  'We are ready to buy Coutinho' - Barcelona chief promises January move for Liverpool star The Brazil international's move to the Catalan club broke down over the summer but he is still wanted in the New YearThe Camp Nou side were desperate to land the 25-year-old Brazil international in the summer window, with Coutinho himself attempting to force a deal through by telling the Reds he wanted to leave.

That got us thinking, how much would the classic footballers of old cost in today ’s market? Are these legends worth this much ? What value would you put on a classic player from the past if they were playing today ? Let us know on Twitter.

We take a look at how much some of the football legends from Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool might go for in the transfer market today . Footballers with criminal records - Duration: 1:41.

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The football world was left in shock this summer after Neymar’s blockbuster £198 million move to PSG shattered the market, changing expectations for the value of modern footballers forever.

Now, it’s not uncommon for Championship sides to spend over £10 million on a player and even the substantial £89 million Manchester United spent on Paul Pogba in 2016 has been blown out of the water by the Neymar deal.

Purists will remember Alan Shearer breaking the world transfer record in his £15 million move from Blackburn to Newcastle in 1996, a player who went on to be the Premier League’s all-time top scorer and a living legend on Tyneside, but how much would it cost for a comparable talent in the modern era?

'We are ready to buy Coutinho' - Barcelona chief promises January move for Liverpool star

  'We are ready to buy Coutinho' - Barcelona chief promises January move for Liverpool star The Brazil international's move to the Catalan club broke down over the summer but he is still wanted in the New YearThe Camp Nou side were desperate to land the 25-year-old Brazil international in the summer window, with Coutinho himself attempting to force a deal through by telling the Reds he wanted to leave.

If you were to take the finest footballers ever to grace the Premier League and identify the point at which they were at their peak, what sort of fee would they command in today 's United held out for a then enormous £80m a year later - but how much would the 2008 version of Ronaldo cost today ?

Putting a price on class . How much would it cost to sign Ruud van Nistelrooy now? “One billion.” What about David Beckham? To find out how much Keane thought he would be worth today , watch the video below.

Giffgaff money considered this, pitting the statistics of classic players against recent big-money signings to calculate how much some of the biggest names in football history would cost today.

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