CIES: Value of Milan’s squad down €144m with COVID-19 pandemic cited; Inter also hit

By Oliver Fisher -

The value of AC Milan’s squad has dropped significantly since the Coronavirus emergency halted all footballing activity, according to a study.

For the time being football has understandably taken a back seat as the world aims to get to grips with the pandemic, with no training for a couple of weeks now and players instead doing their own workout routines from home.

The CIES Football Observatory (via MilanNews) have compiled a list of the teams worst hit by the pause. The factors that influence the price of a player include their age, the duration of the contract, career path and recent performances.

The years remaining on the deal and the lower number of matches played in this season compared to last year are also having a huge impact, as seen in the value of Paul Pogba which dropped from €65m to €35m.

According to CIES, the value of the Milan team has dropped 31.2% from €461million to €317million, a total drop of €144million.

There are three teams in the top five of the particular ranking, namely Inter, Hellas Verona and SPAL, while Marseille have been the worst hit.

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