What is Lionel Messi’s New Market Value After 2021 Update?

Published 12/20/2021, 3:27 PM EST
Soccer Football – The Ballon d’Or Awards – Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France – November 29, 2021 Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi with the Ballon d’Or award REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


Lionel Messi is one of the greatest footballers to ever play the sport and even at 34, the Argentinian doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. He recently won his 7th Ballon d’Or for his goal contributions for FC Barcelona and winning the Copa America with Argentina.

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However, he has since left Barca and joined the French club Paris Saint Germain. While his game doesn’t look like deteriorating anytime soon, there’s a dark fear in the heart of every football fan, and that is seeing your favorite player bid goodbye to the sport. Sadly, many believe Messi’s time to draw the curtains is coming soon.

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Messi’s transfer market value drops again

Every year, the forward’s market value keeps dropping as he has lesser time remaining on the pitch; this year was no different. In the new Transfer Markt update for Ligue 1, Messi’s new market value was a measly 60 million euros. While this might not seem like it’s very less, the forward has seen some huge peaks in his market value throughout the years.

Messi was valued at 80 million euros just six months ago in July when he was still at Barcelona. However, that is nothing compared to the peak market value of 180 million euros he achieved in 2018. Since then, his value has only gone down, reaching the low of 60 million euros this season, and it doesn’t seem like it will rise again.

Very few footballers get to keep playing at the top for as long as Messi has done, with Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo being Messi’s only other rival in this regard. This new market value update is a reminder of how close we are to seeing this magician retire.

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Lionel Messi and his form for Paris Saint Germain

Messi hasn’t exactly hit the ground running at PSG as the forward has struggled to score goals in the league. He has only scored once in Ligue 1 and looks like he’ll need more time to adapt.

PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 13: Lionel Messi warms up during a Paris Saint-Germain training session at Ooredoo Center on August 13, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

However, things are different in the UEFA Champions League, where the Argentinian has scored five goals in five games. It’ll be interesting to see if Messi can guide PSG to the UCL title, a trophy they’ve been after for years now.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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