Top 10 footballers to grow in value since the start of the year

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Football is a business and like all assets, players often see their value increase and decrease.

Since the start of the year, hundreds of football players have seen their market value change.

As clubs approach the business of the season, with the help of Transfermarkt, we’ve taken a look at the world’s top 10 players who have seen their market price rise the most since January 1, 2021.

10. Ryan Gravenberch
Club: Ajax
Position: Midfield
Current value: £25.2m (+ £15.3m)

Ryan Gravenberch ranks number 10 on the list of players who have risen in value since the start of the year

9. Renato Tapia
Club: Celta Vigo
Position: Midfield
Current value: £18.0m (+ £15.84m)

Renato Tapia moved from Feyenoord for free last summer

8. Sven Botman
Club: Lille
Position: Defender
Current value: £25.2m (+ £16.2m)

The Lille defender was linked with a move to Liverpool in January

7. Youssef En-Nesyri
Club: Sevilla
Position: Forward
Current value: £27.0m (+ £16.2m)

Youssef En-Nesyri won the Europa League with Sevilla last season

6. Bukayo Saka
Club: Arsenal
Position: Forward
Current value: £54.0m (+ £18.0m)

The Gunners’ star-boy has seven goals and seven assists already this season

5. Jules Kounde
Club: Sevilla
Position: Defender
Current value: £54.0m (+ £18.0m)

The Sevilla defender is rumoured to have a £68m release clause

4. Florian Wirtz 
Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Position: Midfield
Current value: £40.5m (+ £18.9m)

One of many young German prospects. Despite being just 17-years-old, Wirtz already has seven goals and eight assists to his name so far this season

3. Kingsley Coman
Club: Bayern Munich
Position: Midfield
Current value: £58.5m (+ £22.5m)

Last season’s Champions League winner ranks number 3

2. Marcos Llorente
Club: Atletico Madrid
Position: Midfield
Current value: £63.0m (+ £22.5m)

Recent reports have linked Manchester United with a move for the £63m rated midfielder

1. Pedri
Club: Barcelona
Position: Midfield
Current value: £63.0m (+ £36.0m)

Pedri has seen his value since January 2021 rise more than any player in the world