“Expensive” team! Three Russians, half of Zenit and not a single player…


It is possible to prove that the current transfer window in Russia, brought us back to a few years ago. It was the “Golden age of Russian football”, when in RPL for a lot of money came Hulk, Roberto Carlos, Mathieu Valbuena and other leading players. Now this role took several beginners “Zenith”, “Dynamo” and “Spartak”.

In this regard, we update the composition of the symbolic team of the most expensive players in the RPL (according to the Internet portal Transfermarkt). Taking as a basis the traditional formation 4-4-2.

Controversial goalkeeper

«Дорогая» команда! Три россиянина, половина зенитовцев и ни одного спартаковца...

Andrey Lunev / Photo: © RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich

The most expensive goalkeeper in the RPL — Andrey Lunev. Many consider this choice absurd. They say, how Lunev may cost more if it is last seasons regular serious mistakes. It was rumored that in “Zenith” he was looking for a quality alternative. Nevertheless, Lunev is included in the symbolic team with a price tag of 10.5 million euros.

A bit less than that appraised by the experts of the goalkeeper of CSKA Igor Akinfeev 10 million But given the fact that he left the national team of Russia and started to hurt, the current value is very solid. Price third goalkeeper in Russia has become a talented krasnodarets Matthew Safonov (6 million), which is already being called “the new Akinfeev”. And the main goalkeeper of the national team and Lokomotiv Guilherme Marinato is estimated at only 3 million euros.

Competition protection

«Дорогая» команда! Три россиянина, половина зенитовцев и ни одного спартаковца...

Yaroslav Rakytskyy / Photo: © FC “Zenit”

The most stable position in the symbolic team is the right flank of defense. Mario Fernandez until recently, was the most expensive player in the RPL (30 million euros). Now this title he was robbed of a $ 40 million beginner “Zenith” Malcolm. But the closest competitor Fernandes ‘ position – Sergey Petrov – costs “only” $ 5 million.

In the centre of defence – equivalent to a few players who you can rotate. 10 million euros worth Yaroslav Rakitskiy (“Zenith”), Emmanuel Mammana (“Zenith”) and Solomon Kverkvelia (“locomotive”). In game time this season leading Rakitskiy. Mammana came on 19 minutes only in the match with the “Orenburg”, and Kverkvelia from the beginning of the season on the field has not yet appeared.

Three Russians

«Дорогая» команда! Три россиянина, половина зенитовцев и ни одного спартаковца...

Fedor Chalov / Photo: © PFC CSKA

Apply to our symbolic team of the limit RPL, the current squad would be “outside the law”. 11 most expensive players in the championship were only three Russians — Lunev, Fernandez and (optional) Fedor Chalov or Artem Dzyuba, because both cost 16 million euros.

Players with a Russian passport could be even two. Transfermarkt assesses only market value of a player at the moment and does not take into account the money that the player has paid the club. So newbie “Dynamo” Maximilian Philip cost the Muscovites of 20 million euros, although, according to the portal, is only 13 million.

“Zenith” — the majority, “Krasnodar” — one

«Дорогая» команда! Три россиянина, половина зенитовцев и ни одного спартаковца...

Viktor Klasson / Photo: © FC “Krasnodar”

It is logical that the majority in the symbolic team of the most expensive players is the richest club in the country “Zenith”. Taking into account the rotation in defense and attack the team included just seven players Petersburg club: Lunev, Mammana, Rakitskiy and Douglas Santos (10 million), Malcolm breaks and Serdar Azmun (17 million).

In second place — CSKA. In addition to Fedor and Yalova Fernandes of CSKA is a midfielder Nikola vlašić, the (20 million). Also in the symbolic team of two players “the Locomotive” — Kverkvelia and Grzegorz Krychowiak (18 million) and one FC Krasnodar — Viktor Klasson (18 million).

«Дорогая» команда! Три россиянина, половина зенитовцев и ни одного спартаковца...

Photo: © PFC CSKA Moskva, FC Zenit, FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv

The total cost of this lineup is 199.5 million Euro. Almost the same is the whole application of “Zenit” of the 25 players 208,15 million

Interestingly, in the symbolic team did not get a single footballer “Spartacus”, although many players for sure would be in stock. So George Djikia is the next after Trinity Central defenders — 8.5 million euros. Roman Zobnin with Tonny Vilhena would be the substitution of Krychowiak — they have a price tag of $ 14 million And Andre Schurrle would be the third after Klasson and Sebastian Driussi candidate on the left side of midfield — 12 million

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