>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Really? Chelsea overpaid for Kepa; undersold Courtois

Chelsea wildly overpaid for former Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, it has been claimed.

The CIES Football Observatory, which analyses football data, suggests Kepa's £71.6m move was a clear £40.1m more than the keeper is worth, so making him the most over-inflated transfer of the summer.

It's also claimed Chelsea undersold Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.

Indeed, Chelsea top the list of English clubs who missed out on transfer fees, when they let Courtois go for £20.8m less than his worth.

The changes are worked out by comparing the actual price paid to the CIES Football Observatory's fair price, which the research group says is the "average between the estimated cost for the most likely buyer before the transfer and the current transfer value".

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?