Millions knocked off value of Grealish and Sancho, while one Premier League star is £20m worse off

Whether it be a transfer flop, an ageing player or someone who struggled for form, there were plenty of Premier League stars who saw their market value plummet throughout last season.

The 2021/22 Premier League season was full of twists and turns right up until the final day. And while some players enjoyed their best campaigns, others endured a year of frustration.

The three biggest signings from last summer - Romelu Lukaku, Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho - all failed to hit the ground running at their respective clubs, and have seen their market values slashed as a result.

However, according to Transfermarkt, while the trio were big losers when it came to market value loss, they weren't the biggest. Here, Planet Sport takes a look at which Premier League stars saw their stock plummet in 2021/22.

Biggest losers

Timo Werner VAR Chelsea Oct21

After scoring just four goals and registering one assist last season, it's Chelsea's Timo Werner who has seen the biggest fall in his market value.

The German forward signed for the Blues for £50million in 2020, but his poor form and inability to adapt to Premier League football has seen him labelled a flop (and worse). His market value has followed suit, dropping from £58.5million last summer to £37.8million, a loss of £20.7million.

Closely following Werner is Manchester United's marquee signing, Jadon Sancho, who has seen his £90million value drop to £72million (£18m loss) after a poor debut season with the Red Devils.

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Similarly, Sadio Mane has also took a £18million hit to his market value. The Liverpool forward, who looks to be on his way out at Anfield this summer, headed into the 2021/22 season with a value of £90million. It now sits at £72million.

Jack Grealish was expected to do big things at Manchester City following his £100million move last summer, but he instead saw his playing time limited at the Etihad. Identical to Sancho and Mane, his £90million value on Transfermarkt dipped to £72million.

Romelu Lukaku was perhaps the biggest disappointment of the season and is being linked with a quick return to Milan.

The Belgian scored just eight goals in his comeback season and has seen his £90million value slashed to £76.5million as a result.

Marcus Rashford, Man Utd

Marcus Rashford's struggle for form was one of the more puzzling aspects of the season. Fresh from enjoying his best season with Manchester United, the England international looked lost whenever he stepped on the pitch last term.

He'll hope to reignite his career under Erik ten Hag next season, and maybe raise his value a bit too. It dropped £13.5million over the course of last season (£76.5m - £63m).

Worrying drops in value

Liverpool may have been in quadruple-chasing mode for most of last season, but one player who contributed surprisingly little was Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian has been part of a deadly front three at Anfield in recent years, but Diogo Jota's arrival saw his importance dwindle. It's not the only thing to dwindle either, his market value dropped from £45million to just £34.2million - a £10.8million hit.

Manchester United's Harry Maguire reacts following the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.

In contrast to Firmino, Harry Maguire enjoyed plenty of game-time for club and country, although Manchester United fans may wish he hadn't.

The 29-year-old centre-back came under heavy criticism for his poor form and lack of leadership as captain of the Red Devils. Having signed for the Old Trafford club for £80million just three years ago, his market value now sits at £36million - a £9million decrease from his value last summer.

Two other United players also saw their value decrease by £9million. Cristiano Ronaldo's fairy-tale return to Old Trafford didn't quite go to plan, and his value plummeted from £40.5million to £31.5million over the course of the season.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka saw his place in United's starting XI come under threat and the right-back appears unwanted by new boss Erik ten Hag. If the Dutchman opts to sell him, his market value now sits at just £27million.

It didn't seem long ago that Dele Alli was seen as one of Europe's most promising stars, but poor form and lack of playing time has seen him jettisoned from both Tottenham and England.

Everton's Dele Alli during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

To make matters worse, he can barely make the Everton starting line-up. His fall from grace is underlined by his market value. Rated a £90million player back in 2018, Alli entered last season worth £27million and is now valued at just £19.8million.

Slight dips

Raul Jiminez was forced to compete for the striker position at Wolves last season, with his output of six goals in 34 games marking his worst ever season in the Premier League.

The Mexican's market value took a hit as a result. Valued at £25.2million in 2021, that was reduced to £19.8million in June 2022.

Paul Pogba may well have played his last game for Man Utd vs Liverpool

Manchester United may be losing Paul Pogba on a free, but the French midfielder still boasts a £49.5million market value. That figure is down £4.5million from the start of last season, though.

Raheem Sterling could also leave Manchester this summer, with the City winger linked with a move to Chelsea. The English international netted 13 league goals for the champions last season, but it didn't stop his value dropping from £81million to £76.5million.

Richarlison dejected for Everton

Everton's relegation fight last season wasn't predicted by many, and their squad as a whole hugely underperformed.

That includes Brazilian forward Richarlison, regardless of his 10 Premier League goals. The 25-year-old started the season valued at £49.5million but as the Toffees slid down the table so did his value. He is now rated at £45million. 

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