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REVEAL: Chanathip's transfer price bigger than the whole Vietnam national team

REVEAL: Chanathip's transfer price bigger than the whole Vietnam national team

Chanathip Songkrasin's transfer price is now 2.4 million euros, while the value of the entire Vietnam national football team squad in 2019 is only 1.4 million euros.

The latest update of Transfermarkt has recorded the third increase of Chanathip Songkrasin's price in 2019. Within only one year, the Thai midfielder's value increased from 1.4 million euros to 2.4 million euros.

Therefore, he continues to be the most expensive Thai player and Consadole Sapporo. Furthermore, Chanathip is the 8th most expensive player to play in the J.League 1, only behind the group of Brazilian footballers and a few stars who have played in Europe such as Andres Iniesta (4 million euros) or Jo (each played in Man City, Everton, 3.2 million euros).

REVEAL: Chanathips transfer price bigger than the whole Vietnam national team

Chanathip's transfer price far exceeds the value of the entire Vietnam national football team. Transfermarkt recorded the total value of the entire Vietnam squad in 2019 at 1.4 million euros.

In particular, those who are or have been playing abroad have a higher transfer price. They are Dang Van Lam (300,000 euros), Luong Xuan Truong, Nguyen Cong Phuong (200,000 euros) or Doan Van Hau (150,000 euros).

Of course, that big difference does not mean a similar gap in talent between Chanathip and the Vietnamese team. The Thai midfielder played many years in the Thai League, J.League, AFC Champions League and soon became famous in Asia. He competed in tournaments that have been noticed by the transfer industry for a long time.

REVEAL: Chanathips transfer price bigger than the whole Vietnam national team

Chanathip himself has also made strong progress in the past 2 years. He is named in the best J1. League 2018 squad and is the big star of Asia, not only in Thailand.

In the opposite direction, many Vietnamese players are not correctly priced while still playing in V.League, a tournament that was not considered by Transfermarkt. Nguyen Quang Hai is an example, as the current Most Valuable Player of AFF Suzuki Cup still plays domestically and is only valued at 150,000 euros.