The information was made public by the European Football Observatory, in its 2017 ranking of the most expensive footballers in Europe.
Joël Matip is the Cameroonian player playing in the top 5 major championships in Europe with the highest market value.
This information was revealed by CIES, the International Center for Sports Studies, in its annual ranking of footballers in Europe and whose market values are the highest.
According to this study, Joël Matip would be worth 23.3 million euros, more than FCFA 15 billion. CIES claims to have conducted its study on the basis of the individual characteristics of each player, namely the duration of his contract, his age, the number of matches played in club and selection, and especially the type of clubs likely to be interested by his profile.
Analysis criteria favorable to the current central defender of the English club Liverpool, which denotes its quality as a player.
In the top 5 Cameroonians in this ranking, we find in the wake of Joel Matip, Indomitable Lions’ midfielder Zambo Anguissa (FCFA 7 billion), followed by Karl Toko Ekambi (FCFA 6.5 billion) , Clinton Njie (FCFA 4.4 billion), Nicolas Nkoulou (FCFA 4.2 billion) and Choupo Moting (FCFA 4 billion).
For the rest, we note that the strength of the English club Manchester City has a total transfer value of almost 1.2 billion euros (FCFA 789 billion).
Kevin de Bruyne is the most expensive player (FCFA 94 billion), and the transfer value of three of his team-mates is more than FCFA 65 billion.
They are Leroy Sané, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.
Translated from Journal du cameroun