EAGLES defender Marc Guehi has been valued as one of the most expensive potential transfers out of Europe's top five leagues.

The defender who joined Palace last summer from Chelsea has enjoyed a brilliant debut campaign in the Premier League.

Guehi has helped the Eagles into a comfortable position in the Premier League and has also earned his first international cap with England.

This season has been his 'rookie' year in a top division, and his success has not gone unnoticed. In a report by CIES Football Observatory, which has assessed which under 23 players would command the biggest transfer fees, Guehi has ranked 5th.

The 21-year-old is only behind Red Ball Laipzig talents Josko Gvardiol, Dominik Szoboszlai and Barcelona's Pablo Gavi.

The report suggests that any club wanting to secure Guehi's services would be expected to pay a fee of at least 50 million euros, which would represent a huge profit on the reported £18 million fee Palace paid Chelsea for him.

Especially as Guehi's contract runs for four more years, which puts the Selhurst club in a very strong negotiating position. 

Manager Patrick Vieira however, will not want to cash in on his star defender, who has formed a brilliant partnership with Joachim Andersen at the heart of the defence.

However, it will be good to hear that if a sale of the player were to happen, there would be plenty of funds to find a quality replacement for him.

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