Ranking every Barcelona player by their share price on Football Index  

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With a presidential vacuum, Lionel Messi on his way out and a crippling financial position, to say Barcelona are a club in flux would be something of an understatement. 

It’s all pretty bleak if you’re a Barca fan, but it could be to the advantage of Football Index traders, with a number of the club’s players currently looking undervalued on the real-money trading platform.

We have listed the price of every one of them below, along with our tips on which players we think might be worth buying shares in, but first a reminder of the five ways in which you can win money:

Capital appreciation: This is when a player’s share prices increases.

Media Dividends: These reward players that are in the news the most.

Match Day Dividends: These reward players that deliver the best on-pitch performances.

Team of the Month Dividends: Football Index’s player points system constructs the best XI from a given calendar month, and if it contains your players, you win.

In-Play Dividends: These reward you in the first 30 days of investing in a player if they perform well on the pitch.

More detailed information on dividends can be found here.

All the above affects how many traders want to buy a particular player and, as such, how that player is valued on Football Index.

So here’s how Barcelona’s squad ranks according to their current share prices on the platform, ranging from £5.23 to just £0.19.

Handover looks imminent

If most people see Barcelona as Lionel Messi and the rest these days, then the player valuations on Football Index certainly corroborate that.

But Ansu Fati is up at £2.97, and just as the Blaugrana torch passed from Ronaldinho to Messi, something similar could happen between Messi and Fati.

However, despite his now advancing years, Messi still represents a good hold on Football Index.

Firstly for the fact that baked into his price is the likelihood of a move away from the Camp Nou in January or the summer, which would see him hog Media Dividends.

Secondly, while it’s not been a vintage season for the mercurial Argentine in a transitional Barca team, he continues to perform on the pitch, making him a regular candidate for Match Day Dividends.

His 12-month dividend yield of 51.89% is testament to that, as is his (current) presence in the December Team of the Month rankings.

However, his share price is high and might be out of reach in large quantities.

So with that in mind, here are three other players we think could do well on Football Index in the coming months.

The Barca bargains

Jordi Alba

A tally of six assists in just 15 games this season in all competitions gives some idea of how important Alba continues to be to Barcelona.

The 70-cap Spain international raids down the left like no one else in world football, and his quality in attacking positions is as good as any forward.

Alba’s recent good form has put him – currently – in the top 10 of the defender rankings for December’s Team of the Month, and with three more fixtures to come for the 31-year-old this month, he could yet break into the final XI, which would net him dividends.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen

With Barcelona recording four clean sheets in their last seven matches, are they slowly shoring up their brittle backline?

Ter Stegen is usually instrumental to his side’s hopes of keeping it tight at the back, coming up with crucial saves and commanding his area.

Like Alba, he is priced attractively at just £0.64 and could turn out to be a bargain if Ronald Koeman can coax more shutouts from his men.

Samuel Umtiti

Given his woes at Barcelona, it’s easy to forget that Umtiti started and starred in the 2018 World Cup final for France.

He has struggled with injury – a knee problem has restricted him to just two appearances this campaign – but at just £0.32 and with a move to Lazio rumoured, could he revive his career in 2021?

While we believe these tips may be solid holds in a normal environment, there’s nothing normal about what’s going on at Barcelona of late.

The controversial tenure of president Josep Maria Bartomeu might be at an end, but his successor is yet to be anointed, and the club could go in one of many directions depending on who wins the forthcoming election.

In the winner’s in-tray will be the future of Messi, reviving an unbalanced squad, deciding on the new stadium and sorting the finances.

Nice and easy, then.

From a Football Index perspective, it just shows that when buying up players, it’s important to be aware of their club’s fortunes too, as that can dictate how well your stocks do.

*Some Barcelona players are not yet listed on Football Index.

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By Rob Hemingway

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