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10 footballers who are worth far more than their value in the transfer market

Ighalo could win the 2015/16 EPL Golden Boot
Liam Newman
Modified 04 Jan 2016, 00:02 IST
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The January transfer window is open, and managers across the top leagues will be searching high and low for valuable additions to bolster their squads. Unfortunately, value for money is hard to source at this time of year, especially as competition for any suitable player is usually fierce. The power is undoubtedly with the selling clubs, particularly as the transfer window approaches its end.Nevertheless, it is still possible to grab a January bargain. Here are 10 players that are worth far more than TransferMarkt currently values them at and could be fantastic options for any club wanting a mid-season boost. 

#1 Odion Ighalo - Watford: 2.8m

Newcomers Watford have lit up the Premier League this term thanks largely to their desire to adopt an attacking formation with two players in attack. While club hero Troy Deeney has certainly played his part, it is his strike partner that has dazzled fans with an incredible 14 goals and counting.

The 26-year-old Nigerian enjoyed a decent time in the Championship but has really proved his worth since making the step up this season. With his best years still ahead of him, he has to be considered worth far more than £2.8m.

Watford would probably hold out for a little more money. Nevertheless, in this day and age, the goals of Ighalo this term are befitting of a player worth 10 times that value. He might not be the biggest commercial option on the market, but he has shown that he can do the hardest job in football – putting the ball in the net.

It’s unknown whether he could cut it at the elite level but, at his current value, his name must be on the radar of many potential suitors. 

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Published 03 Jan 2016, 23:12 IST
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