Celtic and Rangers squad transfer values compared as Ibrox market worth slides

Todd Cantwell and Callum McGregor battle for the ball
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Celtic may have won the league by eight points but for Brendan Rodgers, the title run-in will have been too close for comfort.

The Hoops splurged more than £20million on new signings last summer but the vast majority fell into the 'development project' category and flattered to deceive. This year, Rodgers has demanded a change in strategy as the Scottish champions seek ready-made quality to lead their charge for 55 and quest for Champions League progression.

Across the city, Philippe Clement has an even bigger job on his hands as the Rangers boss attempts to close the gap on their bitter rivals following a disappointing end to the campaign. The revamp has already begun with Brazilian left-back Jefte checking in, while long-serving duo Borna Barisic and Kemar Roofe have been released.

As Celtic once again asserted their dominance over Scottish football, it will come as no surprise to learn that the Double-winners boast the highest squad value in the league - with a €21.8m gap over Rangers. How is that measured? Well, our friends at Transfermarkt* today released their end-of-season Scottish Premiership market value update, with Parkhead hero Matt O'Riley claiming the status as the most valuable player in SPFL history.

Despite losing Treble-winning stars like Jota, Aaron Mooy and Carl Starfelt, Celtic's total squad value is actually up 7.4 per cent to a total of €125m. In stark contrast, Rangers have been made to count the cost of another difficult transition season and an ageing squad, resulting in their overall squad value sliding by 5.2 percent to €103.2m. Check out each player's worth below:



Joe Hart (€500k), Ben Siegrist (€500k), Scott Bain (€250k).


Cameron Carter-Vickers (€14m), Maik Nawrocki, (€3.5m), Gustaf Lagerbielke (€2.5m), Liam Scales (€2.5m), Stephen Welsh (€800k), Yuki Kobayashi (€650k), Greg Taylor (€7.5m), Adam Montgomery (€500k), Alistair Johnston (€8.5m), Anthony Ralston (€1.8m).


Tomoki Iwata (€1.2m), Matt O'Riley (€20m), Reo Hatate (€10m), Callum McGregor (€8.5m), Paulo Bernardo (€3.5m), Odin Thiago Holm (€2m), James McCarthy (€200k), Daizen Maeda (€7m), Luis Palma (€4.5m), Nicolas Kuhn (€2.5m), Hyun-jun Yang (€2m), James Forrest (€1m).


Kyogo (€14m), Adam Idah (€3.5m), Hyeon-gyu Oh (€1.8m).



Jack Butland (€3m), Robby McCrorie (€500k), Jon McLaughlin (€150k), Kieran Wright (€50k).


Connor Goldson (€5m), John Souttar (€3m), Ben Davies (€3m), Leon King (€800k), Leon Balogun (€150k), Ridvan Yilmaz (€5m), Borna Barisic (€3.5m), James Tavernier (€6.5m), Dujoin Sterling (€4m).


John Lundstram (€5m), Nicolas Raskin (€6.5m), Mohamed Diomande (€4m), Ryan Jack (€1m), Todd Cantwell (€8.5m), Kieran Dowell (€1.5m), Alex Lowry (€350k), Rabbi Matondo (€3m), Tom Lawrence (€2.5m), Abdallah Sima (€7.5m), Oscar Cortes (€3.5m), Ross McCausland (€1.5m), Scott Wright (€1.2m).


Fabio Silva (€11m), Danilo (€6m), Cyriel Dessers (€4.5m), Kemar Roofe (€1m).

*The Transfermarkt market values are calculated, taking into account various pricing models. A major factor is the Transfermarkt community, whose members discuss and evaluate player market values in detail. In general, the Transfermarkt market values are not to be equated with transfer fees. The goal is not to predict a price but an expected value of a player in a free market. Both individual transfer modalities and situational conditions are relevant in determining market values. Examples of this are listed below. Transfermarkt does not use an algorithm