So another week flies by and the Index continues to march on. A 60.66 point increase yesterday saw the Index nudging ever closer to 5000 points and Victor Moses finally halted Zlatan’s buzz streak after signing a contract extension with Chelsea. It’s no surprise Chelsea have opted to keep hold of Moses, as he has adapted his game tremendously in order to become one of the most effective wing backs in the league!
Today’s movement has seen many traders taking an interest in some of the cheaper players on the market; with all of the top 5 risers being valued between 35p-70p. Michael Carrick looks set to have a much deserved testimonial in the pipeline and is reportedly close to signing a new contract very soon. The likes of Eric Dier (£0.35) and Demarai Gray (£0.67) appear to have made good jumps in value today and, both are English, young and have plenty of room to continue developing; as such they may well remain worthwhile investments for those traders looking for a long term project. Gray in particular is an intriguing prospect; with Leicester’s troubles this season, a summer move could easily be on the cards if they do go down.
The ever-reliable John Terry has built up a bit of a reputation as one of the most prominent defensive buzz magnets over his time on the Index. With talk of a move to the MLS, do you think his price will continue to rise? With Terry’s time at Chelsea coming to an end, it will be interesting to see if Chelsea do make a move for a solid combative defender come the summer transfer window.
Then we have the colossus that is Manuel Neuer, who has been sat near the top of the rising charts for most of the day and currently sits at having risen in value by around 14.96%. It seems that whispers are starting to get louder and even ex-City goalkeeper Shay Given has suggested Neuer is the keeper that Pep Guardiola needs to help his project at Man City. This is quite an obvious statement from Shay and in fairness, most people would probably agree that one of the best keepers in the world would improve their side! But just imagine if the German juggernaut did move to the Prem. His sweeper keeper style and dominant displays would surely get plenty of coverage from the press and we do know that a ball playing keeper is the approach Pep is looking for. Of course, it will take a hefty wad to persuade Bayern to let go of such a talented keeper, let’s hope Man City’s interest becomes even more concrete as the season draws to a close!
Written by Andrew Grainger @andygrainger23