Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United defensive target devalued after injury hit year

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FC Schalke star Kyriakos Papadopoulos is now considered a cheaper player in Germany.

German site Sport Bild has published a report which suggests the market transfer value of long term Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United target Kyriakos Papadopoulos has just gone down by €3 million Euros.

The feisty Greek 21-year-old could be one of the most sought after defenders this summer with Arsenal and United both likely to be in a position where they will add to the centre of defence in the transfer market.

The report claims that his value has decreased from €15 million, ‘corrected’ by popular German website transfermarkt.de.

That site carries market value transfer fees for all players it has profiles for, which is based around things such as length of contract, age, international status and commercial value.

Based on that value, there is plenty of reason for any of the Premier League clubs interested in him to make an offer in the summer because any deal could represent superb value reflecting well in light of the Financial Fair Play rules.

Papadopoulos is a young man with plenty of experience at international level; 16 caps and he’s also featured regularly in the Bundesliga (although he’s struggled to break into the side this season) and the Champions League for FC Schalke.

There have been various reports which have touched on his fiery nature as a reason for teams to not go after him but any side has a chance to potentially sign an international defender for around the £10 million mark.

The only thing that could stop that is if Schalke’s valuation on the star is way over what his market value is considered to be or if he extends his contract at the club beyond 2016.

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