Recent unimpressive performance has recently reduced the value of David De Gea. This made him fall deep on the ranking of the most expensive top goalkeeper in the world.
1. Jan Oblak (100 million euros).
Oblak’s performance in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 matches between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid said it all. He made up to 9 saves, blocking a series of cross-tension, cross-ball of Liverpool players in 120 minutes. Marco Llorente scored twice and provided an assist, but Oblak was rated the best player of the match. For many years, Oblak has always been rated as the top goalkeeper in the world.
2. Alisson Becker (90 million euros).
Since moving to Liverpool from AS Roma, the Brazilian top goalkeeper has proved himself to be an integral pillar of Juergen Klopp’s squad. In the 2018/19 season, he made an important save against Napoli, helping Liverpool to slip through the narrow door, into the knockout round and then win the Champions League. In addition to his ability to block, Alisson can also launch a good counter-attack from the thrown ball or accurate tee shot. In the 2019/20 season, he created an assist for Mohamed Salah to score against Man United.
3. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (90 million euros).
Marca, the pro-Real newspaper, once called Stegen Messi in the wooden frame. Not only is he to ensure the safety of Barca’s net, he also helps Barca control the ball, deploying right from the home court with the ability to play impressive legs. In 2019, Stegen owns 2 assists for “Los Blaugrana”.
4. Ederson Moreas (70 million euros).
Ederson’s ability to pass the ball is what makes Pep Guardiola coach impressed. He also shared that he is willing to play as a midfielder if the coach requests. Thanks to Ederson’s feet, Man City has more options to escape pressing as well as deploying attacks. He is also the record holder of Guiness in the strongest goalkeeping goal. Ederson’s weakness is the mentality when he often makes mistakes whenever Man City loses the advantage, typically the wrong pass to Scott McTominay’s goal in the Manchester derby.
5. Thibaut Courtois (60 million euros).
After a season of losing form and becoming a disappointment, Courtois regained the level inherent in Real Madrid. He has the ability to reflect fast should prevent good shots at close range. Longarm span, good height helps the Belgian goalkeeper very strong in stopping the ball as well as kicking away.
6. Gianluigi Donnarumma (55 million euros).
At the age of 18, at the time of AC Milan’s decline, he emerged as a leading goalkeeper in the world with an impressive physique and agile reflexes. According to ESPN, by the age of 19, he was in the sights of 11 big teams in Europe such as Man United, Liverpool, PSG, Bayern Munich … Currently, Donnarumma turns 21 and remains the pillar of the red half. Black Milan with a generous salary of 6 million euros/season.
7. David de Gea (£ 50 million)
In recent seasons, the top goalkeeper can’t maintain his performance. The Spanish goalkeeper, De Gea is no longer in peak form, he often makes mistakes. In the 2019/20 season, he made 3 mistakes that led to the goal of Man United. In the national team, he also lost the number one position to Kepa Arrizabalaga. However, in many matches, De Gea still shows himself as an indispensable piece in the Man United squad. De Gea’s quick reflexes and ability to block with his feet repeatedly frustrated the forwards.
8. Andre Onana (45 million euros).
Besides the emergence of Matthijs De Ligt, Frenkie De Jong or Hakim Ziyech, Onana also made important contributions in the journey to the semi-final of the 2018/19 Champions League for Ajax Amsterdam. Whoscored judged Onana to respond well and had a knack for catching penalties.
Above is the chart of top goalkeepers at the moment. According to the chat evaluation and recent performances, De Gea is not taking the league of top goalkeepers.
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