Ligue 1 is the highest caste of French football. They are included in the category of the best European leagues. Ligue 1 is home to many star players from all over the world. Argentina is one of them.
Argentina has been one of the world’s top player publishing countries for a long time. Some of them are trying their luck to Ligue 1.
The five Argentine players who are currently grazing in France this season have a high market value. Lionel Messi, for example, became the top after joining Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
Quoted from Transfermarkt , here are the five Argentine players with the highest market values in Ligue 1 for the 2021/2022 season.
1. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi officially joined the French giants, Paris Saint-Germain, on August 10, 2021 after his contract with Barcelona ended. The Barcelona side had made various efforts to keep Messi, but they did not see a bright spot.
La Pulga then joined PSG. He became the Argentine player with the highest estimated market value at 80 million euros, or around Rp. 1.3 billion. PSG itself managed to get it for free. Messi has scored one goal when PSG met Manchester City in the Champions League this season.
2. Mauro Icardi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Mauro Icardi is the second most expensive Argentine player in French Ligue 1 at the moment. He is priced at 40 million euros, or around Rp. 675 billion. This value fell by 10 points after being at 50 million euros or around Rp.884 billion when PSG recruited from Inter Milan in July last year.
The 28-year-old striker who graduated from La Masia has now made 71 appearances in all competitions for PSG. Icardi also managed to score 36 goals and 10 assists.
3. Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain)
Brought in from Zenit St. Petersburg in January 2019, Leandro Paredes was able to perform well with PSG. He has scored 94 appearances as well as 2 goals and 7 assists during his two and a half years defending Les Parisiens in various competitions.
The defending midfielder for the Argentine national team has a market value of 22 million euros, or around Rp. 371 billion. Its market value fell after being at 40 million euros, or approximately Rp. 675 billion. That value was at its peak when he first set foot at the Parc des Princes.
4. Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain)
Angel Di Maria became the most expensive player PSG had ever bought at a price of 63 million euros, or around Rp. 1 trillion. Di Maria was bought from Manchester United in the 2015 summer transfer market.
Unfortunately, Di Maria experienced a decline in market value as he turned 33 years old. The left-handed dominant player now has a market value of 20 million euros, or around Rp. 338 billion.
5. Leonardo Balerdi (Olympique de Marseille)
Olympique de Marseille borrowed Leonardo Balerdi from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window last year. Balerdi managed to perform well with a total of 31 matches in all competitions. He has scored two goals.
Judging to be a potential player, Marseille finally made Baledri permanent. With a transfer value of 11 million euros or around Rp. 186 billion, he will play a role in Marseille’s back line with Alvaro Gonzales.
Well, those are the Argentine players with the highest market value in Ligue 1 2021/2022. From the list of players above, Paris Saint-Germain still dominates the affairs of players with high market value.