Kaizer Chiefs and Zimbabwe talisman Khama Billiat is currently estimated to be the most valuable player in the PSL, but who makes up the list of top 10 South Africans?
Players’ market values are becoming an increasingly interesting conversation, with record transfers the world over coming under the spotlight year upon year.
International stars such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Phillipe Coutinho are known to be the three most expensive transfers in history – all costing their clubs over 100-million GBP.
Locally, the market may not be as competitive but some sort of estimated value often gets many people debating who the most valuable players are and what they should cost.
The likes of Billiat has obtained a high value given his reputation and performance in recent years, and other top performing players have also seen a rise in their respective values.
Apart from the Amakhosi star, albeit he is naturalised, KickOff.com has looked at the most valuable South African-born stars, according to the latest figures on Transfermarkt.com.
Interestingly, no player from either Soweto giant – Chiefs or Pirates – make the list, with all stars valued at above 1,2-million GBP, which converts to over R26-million under the current exchange rate.
Itumeleng Khune is the closest to making the list, with an estimated market value of R21,8-million, while Innocent Maela is also valued at the same amount.
Check out the gallery above for the top 10 South African-born stars currently plying their trade in the Absa Premiership…