Marcos Llorente's explosion has been one of the great stories of the season. At the end of the previous one he already left samples of his potential, but in this one, already without the surprise factor in his favor, he has had sustained growth that has established it as a star. For all this, the specialized portal Transfermarkt has analyzed this boom, has adjusted its valuation and already points to the rojiblanco as the Spanish footballer with the highest market value: 80 million euros. And in First he only has De Jong ahead.
The Dutchman from Barça is valued at 90 million and then his teammate Messi and the athletic João Félix and Llorente. The Madrilenian started 20-21 ‘worth’ 40 million and its performance, adorned with 13 goals and 12 assists, has led him to double his quote. For this reason, there are not a few who point out him as the best player in the League. In the survey of as.com after the title, he received 36% of the votes as the best Atlético footballer.
Key piece with Spain as a winger?
And the consequence for Llorente, in addition to being key in the conquest of the League, is that He has fully entered into Luis Enrique's plans. Although, yes, as a right back. The coach included him in the defense block when he gave the list and in the friendly against Portugal he placed it there. His huge physical display it still allowed him to get to the bottom line frequently.
Among all the things that Llorente has shown this season is versatility. Simeone has used him as a second striker, as an interior (where he has performed best), in the double pivot, as a lane … With Spain he will be part of the defense of four. From what the Asturian coach has hinted, the rojiblanco '14' does seem to be one of those fixed in his plans.
Oyarzabal, Pedri, Rodrigo, Koke …
Llorente is no longer a surprise. It is the diamond of the Selection, a piece of 80 million euros. Behind are other young people on the rise, such as Oyarzabal, Rodrigo Hernández and Pedri, which are valued at 70 million. His teammate Koke is in 60, like Ansu Fati, although he has not gone to the European Championship. And it keeps going up. Atlético is very aware of its growth and that is why it has prepared a renewal in accordance with this explosion. It is the year of Llorente, which still has chapters to write …