Tottenham have the third most valuable senior squad in European football in terms of the average value of each of their first team stars, according to an expert study.

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory, who carry out detailed examinations on stats and figures in the world of football, claim in their weekly article (07/05) that the Lilywhites are among Europe’s elite when it comes to the value of their stars, stating that, on average, each of their players is worth a stunning £42.1million (€51.3million).

The table is topped by Tottenham’s Premier League rivals and title winners Manchester City, while second is occupied by Catalan heavyweights Barcelona.

Immediately behind Spurs are Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, while Chelsea and Manchester United beat the likes of Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus in the top 10.

Football Insider verdict

Daniel Levy would be in dreamland if he could get £40million-plus for all of his players, but unfortunately for him the statistics will be skewed by the proposed market value of the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli. Still, it shows that Levy has worked out a great system to keep Spurs in control of their star men, with long contracts handed out to the top young talent. It might not have gone so well with Toby Alderweireld but at least Mauricio Pcohettino knows that, with a fee of around £40million mooted for his exit, he is getting close to what the average in the squad is. Still, transfer values are worth nothing other than money, but what Tottenham really want is success, whether that be in terms of progress made in both the league and Europe or in the shape of actual silverware. If that is not achieved, then they might be sitting on a goldmine to sell off and reinvest.

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