REPORT: Egypt national team has 25th most expensive squad in the world
The Egyptian national team has been valued to be the 25th most expensive squad in the world, ahead of the United States and Slovakia, as per The Telegraph.
Egypt‘s starting XI from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final against Cameroon makes Egypt the 25th most expensive international team, right behind Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, and Ecuador.
AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah leads the way with a transfer fee of 33.15m Sterling Pounds, followed by Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who was bought from FC Basel for 11.17m pounds.
Egypt XI: Essam El-Hadary (1.34m); Ahmed Elmohamady (4.95m), Ali Gabr (0m), Ahmed Hegazy (1.28m), Ahmed Fathi (1.84m); Mohamed Elneny (11.17m), Tarek Hamed (0.6m), Abdallah El-Said (0.68m), Ramadan Sobhi(4.25m), Mohamed Salah (33.15m); Amr Warda (0.29m).
The squad is missing several Egyptian stars who play in locally in Egypt and abroad, including center back Ramy Rabia, full-back Mohamed Abdelshafy, and striker Ahmed Hassan Koka, who all missed the final match due to injuries. Rabia did not travel to Gabon due to a long-term injury.
Ittihad Jeddah star and Anderlecht loanee Mahmoud Trezeguet were also not added to the list, both of which are inform this season and could’ve added value to the team. Despite these missing stars, the Egyptian national team’s combined total value is 59.55 million sterling pounds.
The top valued squads are Argentina, Brazil, and France, in that order, all of which have several big stars playing in the world’s top leagues. Argentina has the most expensive squad with a value of 437.06 million sterling pounds.
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