Fede Valverde lives his first World Cup at 24, a trophy he came to at a superb moment of form. Historically, it does not bear the name of Luis Suárez, Cavani, etc., but its presence is exceptional.
When in doubt, we went to the main source, the Uruguayan country itself. MARCA took a tour of La Celeste’s training Days before his debut next week against South Korea. And there is no doubt, neither here nor there. At the moment, Fede represents the best Uruguayan player of the moment.
This is confirmed by everyone starting with the respected Diego Muoz, visible head of ESPN in Uruguay, who commented in front of the MARCA.com mic: “For current events, for energy, for his state of form… I have no doubt that Fede is our main representative.”
As if that wasn’t enough, as if it wasn’t enough for anyone, we moved on to the next voice, Journalist Javier de Len from Cadena Celeste, and gave his opinion: “There is no player who is in a better moment in our country. For me and For a lot of people, Valverde is number one.”
Fede’s star status is confirmed by the following data: Only three players of the 832 competing in Qatar exceed the madridista’s market value (€100m). This is based on the value set by ‘Transfermarkt’ (German website specialized in market values). So, according to these subjective values, there are only three footballers more expensive than Fede… and they are these: Kylian Mbapp (France, with a market value of 160 million); Vinicius Junior (Brazil, with 120 million); and Phil Foden (England, at 110).
Fourth, it appears to be true not just Valverde, but three other players, all with a market value of €100m. They are Jamal Musiala from Germany, Pedri from the Canary Islands and Jude Bellingham from England.