It’s no surprise that the Premier League has some of the most expensive players in the world, but they may not be where you expect.
The ‘CIES Football Observatory,’ a Swiss sport research organization, has issued a list of the world’s most expensive goalkeepers, with three of the top ten residing in the English Premier League. Only Diogo Costa of Porto, Portugal, comes from outside of Europe’s top five leagues.
Newspremises takes a look at the best of the best between the sticks.
10.. Alex Meret
Napoli’s goalkeeper clocks in at no.10, reportedly worth €36 million.
9.. Andre Onana
Champions League runner-up with Inter Milan and linked with a move to Man United, Onana is worth a reported €37 million.
8.. Jan Oblak
Atletico’s keeper Oblak would fetch a neat €40 million if the Spanish side decided to sell.
7.. Gregor Kobel
Borussia Dortmund’s keeper is the only representive of the Bundesliga on this list, and would cost €48 million if he wanted a move this summer.
6.. Thibaut Courtois
Real Madrid’s veteran has the biggest value of La Liga keepers. The ’21-’22 Champions League winner is worth €52 million.
5.. Ederson Moraes
Manchester City’s Ederson clocks in at fifth, and the treble winner is worth a reported €57 million.
4.. Diogo Costa
The only keeper on the list from outside of Europe’s top five leagues is Porto’s Costa. Another possible replacement for David De Gea at Man United, he would cost the Red Devils €65 million.
3.. Alisson Becker
The bronze medal goes to Liverpool’s Alisson who, still with four seasons left on his contract, would fetch the Reds €67 million.
2.. Gianluigi Donnarumma
The only keeper from Ligue 1 comes unsurprisingly from champions, PSG, and their Italian giant is supposedly the second most valuable goalie in the world, with an estimated worth of €75 million.
1.. Aaron Ramsdale
The top spot goes to the Gunners’ Aaron Ramsdale, who raised some eyebrows after being relegated twice before being bought by Arsenal. A month after signing a contract extension, the 25-year-old is now worth €79 million.