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Derby County’s bizarre strategy of determining player values revealed as EFL saga rumbles on

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Derby County have used websites such as Transfermarkt to help determine players’ values, according to The Athletic’s Matt Slater.

Derby survived relegation to League One with a 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday last week, but their Championship status is still uncertain.

The EFL has recently won its appeal against a decision to clear Derby County of financial rule breaches, meaning that the Rams could be hit with a potential points deduction which would see Wycombe survive instead.

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One of the EFL’s concerns were regarding the club’s valuation of players, which is called amortisation, and The Athletic’s Matt Slater has gone into further detail on this matter.

In his latest piece of the Derby/EFL saga, Slater has revealed that Derby determined each player’s value using websites such as Transfermarkt, as well as consulting players’ agents.

It remains to be seen what happens regarding any potential points deduction now, with the EFL pushing to punish Derby as soon as possible.

The Verdict

This is just so bizarre.

Transfermarkt is by no means a reliable source when it comes to determining player’s values, especially regarding younger players who have just come through the ranks at Pride Park.

Everything seems so wrong off the pitch at Derby, and it highlights what a big issue they have going forward as Erik Alonso prepares to take over the club.

They need some stability off the pitch before they can even begin to think about improving things on it, as it seems really negative at the moment.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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