The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has led to a complete shutdown in the world of football with all the major leagues currently suspended with clubs asking players to isolate at their homes while providing detailed individual training regimes for them to follow.
The outbreak of the virus has also led to a number of financial implications arising due to lack of footballing activities with it also impacting transfer values of players and one who’s price has taken a beating has been Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to Transfermarkt, prices have dropped so much that Ronaldo is no longer in the top 20 most-valuable footballers in the world. Such has been his drop that the 35-year-old comes 46th on the list, with a value of just £54million – down from £67.5m in December.
Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi meanwhile makes the top-10 list but just about manages to squeeze in with the latest prices clearly showing that the dominance of Ronaldo and Messi is about to end with eight of those in the top-20 aged 25 or under.
Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar duo of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar come in first and third on the list with values of £162m and £115.2m respectively, with Manchester City’s, Raheem Sterling sandwiched between the two with a value of £115.2m.