German media: Fabregas and Ozil are 'big losers' - here's why

Ozil To Take Corner

Chelsea and Arsenal's marquee recruits lose out when it comes to assessing a player's worth based on market valuations, write Sport Bild.

The market value plight of Fernando Torres has been on free-fall ever since Chelsea paid Liverpool £50 million for El Nino in January, 2011, according to Sport Bild, who claim the player is now worth approximately £11 million.

When it comes to player worth in the Premier League, though, it is not the maligned Blues striker who is the biggest loser, but Arsenal trequartista and Germany World Cup winner Mesut Ozil, together with Stamford Bridge summer signing Cesc Fabregas.

"The losers are Ozil and Fabregas, but Cesc is hit harder," the German publication claims.

In the space of a summer, Bild state that Ozil's market worth has been reduced by £5 million due to injury and "not playing his very best for [last] season."

Fabregas, meanwhile, has seen his value reduce by £10 million, after Chelsea paid approximately £30 million for the previously £40 million-rated creative midfielder.

In the winning category, Bild list players like Emre Can (whose value has risen by £4 million), Andre Schurrle (an extra £3 million) and even veteran defender Per Mertesacker (a £2 million rise despite having little re-sale value as he fast approaches his 30th birthday next month). 

"The biggest winner is Adam Lallana," say Bild. "The 26-year-old enjoyed his best season with Southampton and transferred to Liverpool for £25 million, after his market value rose from £5 million at the start of the 2013-14 season, to £12 million and then to £19 million."

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