Real Madrid: Over 260m euros' worth out on loan across Europe

The CIES Football Observatory has compiled a ranking of the most valuable players currently on loan at clubs in Europe's five major leagues.

Real Madrid: Over 260m euros' worth out on loan across Europe

The CIES Football Observatory has ranked the market value of the players on loan at clubs in Europe's top five leagues, calculating the figure by using an algorithm that takes into account a variety of factors. These include age, position, nationality, loan and parent clubs, games played at club and international level, contract duration, the terms of their loan deal, their teams' results...

Coutinho heads CIES loanee chart 

The most valuable loanee, says the study, is Bayern Munich's Philippe Coutinho, who joined from Barcelona on a year-long deal in the summer. Having paid an 8.5m-euro loan fee for the Brazilian, whose impact has waned after making a good start to the season, Bayern can purchase him outright for 120m at the end of the campaign. However, such a price is significantly higher than CIES' 96.5m-euro valuation.

Real Madrid men in second and third

Second in the list is Dani Ceballos. After being loaned to Arsenal by Real Madrid, the Spaniard won a place in Unai Emery's midfield straight away, but has since struggled to shine at a club enduring a difficult season. According to CIES, his value is 65.7m, although unlike Bayern, Arsenal have not negotiated an option to buy.

The podium is rounded off by Martin Odegaard, whose estimated value is 57.3m euros. The Norwegian is on loan from Madrid to Real Sociedad, where he is expected to stay for two seasons. So far, Odegaard has been a success at the San Sebastián club, playing regularly and performing well. If Madrid opt to take him back to the Bernabéu next summer, they will have to pay La Real a penalty fee.

Overall, seven Real players make CIES' top 50

Of the top 50 loanees in the CIES list, it is Madrid who have the most representatives. In addition to Ceballos and Odegaard, there are five further Bernabéu players temporarily at other clubs, with Achraf Hakimi considered their next-most valuable loanee. The full-back, who has shone at Borussia Dortmund since moving to Germany on a two-year deal in summer 2018, is ranked in eighth place with a value of 39m euros.

Completing the group of Madrid loanees to be included in the ranking are Borja Mayoral, Óscar Rodríguez, Sergio Reguilón and Takefusa Kubo. Striker Mayoral, who is currently at Levante, is deemed to have a market worth of 22.6m euros, while Rodríguez (Leganés) is given a tag of 21.2m, Reguilón (Sevilla) is priced at 18.9m and Kubo (Mallorca) is valued at 17m.

Between them, the seven are worth 241.7m euros, a combined figure that no other club gets close to. On top of the septet in the top 50, meanwhile, fellow Madrid loanees Jesús Vallejo (Wolves), Andriy Lunin, Jorge de Frutos and Javi Sánchez (all Real Valladolid) have been valued by CIES at 8.5m, 5.5m, 3m and 3m, respectively.

In total, therefore, Madrid have 261.7m euros of talent out on loan in Europe's five major leagues (Real Zaragoza's Alberto Soro and Racing Santander's Luca Zidane have not been valued by CIES as they have been sent out to clubs at a lower level).

Europe's most valuable loanees, according to CIES

Position Value Player Loan club Parent club
1 96.5 Coutinho Bayern Munich Barcelona
2 65.7 Ceballos Arsenal Real Madrid
3 57.3 Odegaard Real Sociedad Real Madrid
4 54 Wilson Bournemouth Liverpool
5 50.8 Icardi PSG Inter Milan
6 47.3 Zapata Atalanta Sampdoria
7 42.1 Sensi Inter Milan Sassuolo
8 39 Achraf Borussia Dortmund Real Madrid
9 37.8 Henderson Sheffield United Manchester United
10 35.1 Saliba Saint-Etienne Arsenal
11 33.3 Bakayoko Monaco Chelsea
12 30.2 André Silva Frankfurt Milán
13 29.3 Perisic Bayern Munich Inter Milan
14 28.3 Rebic Milan Frankfurt
15 28.1 Areola Real Madrid PSG
16 27.1 Pedro Porro Valladolid Manchester City
17 25.6 Zambo Anguissa Villarreal Fulham
18 25.6 Lafont Nantes Fiorentina
19 25.6 Cristian Romero Genoa Juventus
20 25.1 Radu Genoa Inter Milan
21 24.8 Pasalic Atalanta Chelsea
22 22.6 Biraghi Inter Milan Fiorentina
23 22.6 Mayoral Levante Real Madrid
24 22.1 Grujic Hertha Berlin Liverpool
25 21.6 Smalling Roma Manchester United
26 21.2 Óscar Rodríguez Leganés Real Madrid
27 21.1 Ünal Valladolid Villarreal
28 20.9 Nmecha Wolfsburg Manchester City
29 20.8 Schick RB Leipzig Roma
30 19.3 Calleri Espanyol Maldonado
31 18.9 Reguilón Sevilla Real Madrid
32 17.2 Danso Southampton Augsburg
33 17 Kubo Mallorca Real Madrid
34 15 Cucho Hernández Mallorca Watford
35 14.9 Camarasa Crystal Palace Betis
36 14.3 Yángel Herrera Granada Manchester City
37 13.9 Bernardoni Nimes Bordeaux
38 12.4 Mkhitaryan Roma Arsenal
39 12.4 Pellegrini Cagliari Juventus
40 12.2 Sidibé Everton Monaco
41 12.2 Sanabria Genoa Betis
42 12 Estupiñán Osasuna Watford
43 11.8 Remeseiro Getafe Valencia
44 11.3 Pedraza Betis Villarreal
45 11.1 Moses Simon Nantes Levante
46 11 Nainggolan Cagliari Inter Milan
47 10.8 Jonjoe Kenny Schalke 04 Everton
48 10.8 Ounas Nice Napoli
49 10.7 Sema Udinese Watford
50 10.7 Rulli Montpellier Real Sociedad