The German Bundesliga has been more mentioned lately for the achievements of FC Bayern Munich (as it has been historically) and for the new group of German managers that have emerged, mainly, from the popularization of the philosophy that Jurgen Klopp implemented a few years ago with Borussia Dortmund.
However, the subject of the article is focused on the most important players in the competition but with the exception that we will not take into account the FC Bayern Munich players who are the ones who are usually in the spotlight. This will allow you to see the real level of the competition based on some of its main references.
According to the website Transfermarkt, specialized in the market value of the players, these are the most valuable players in the Bundesliga without considering those of FC Bayern Munich:
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund – €113 millions): The Norwegian striker is one of the main figures in the German league but also in European football as a whole. Since his appearance with FC Red Bull Salzburg he has not stopped scoring goals. One of the things that impressed the most was how easy it was for him to move from the Austrian Bundesliga to the German Bundesliga.
- Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund – €103 millions): Although this season he had a small dip in terms of performances, he is still one of the most valuable players in the German championship and has very good prospects in the European market–just ask Manchester United FC. Sancho and Haaland are also in the top 5 of the most valuable under-23 players in the world.
- Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig – €62 millions): It has been the fashionable center back in the last year of the European scene, being linked to all the important clubs that require a center back. He combines significant pace and strength with good technique and passing to start building up from the back.
- Florian Wirtz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen – €46 millions): At just 17 years old, he is the main hope of German football for the next 15 years. His playing opportunities have been enhanced by the departure of Kai Havertz and he has not disappointed.
- Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig – €43 millions): He is the oldest player on this list and it is surprising that with his quality he has not left RB Leipzig. A midfielder who combines technique with physical display and great versatility that his current manager, Julian Nagelsmann, takes advantage of very well.
- Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach – €41 millions): His good last season and his participation in this edition of the UEFA Champions League, gave Thuram a lot of exposure, which makes sense because he is a player with good skills and ease of movement through all the sections of the attack.
Most of the names on this list are going to play for the major clubs in Europe in the near future so the Bundesliga boasts some of the most promising players in the world. The reality is that the league is greatly affected by the dominance of FC Bayern Munich and this has diminished something of importance and interest for the fans.