It can sometimes be a little deflating when you look at the players at the top of the index and realise you need to spend £100 or more just to acquire 10 measly futures. If you’re working with a lower budget or perhaps just want more for your money then this set of Football Index bargains under 50p might be worth a look.
Number 5. Loris Karius, £0.28
Who would have thought Karius would feature on a tips list? Don’t brand us insane immediately though as he could yet prove one of this summers top Football Index bargains. The calamitous Liverpool goalkeeper looked to have waved goodbye to his career at the top with a two year loan deal at Turkish side Besiktas. Since joining them he’s recorded 14 clean sheets in 67 games and has restored some much needed confidence. He’s due back at Anfield in the summer but is surplus to requirements under Jurgen Klopp. Rumours suggest other Premier League sides – namely West Ham – will make a move for him. If they gain traction you will likely see an improvement on his current price of 28p.
Number 4. Andre Dozzell, £0.48
This is arguably the biggest gamble on our list given Dozzell has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot for League One Ipswich. There is method behind our madness though. A price of 48p combined with his age makes turning a profit achievable. Dozzell is only 20 and has earned rave reviews from his time in the England youth set up with his technical qualities endearing him to staff. It’s unlikely he will step up to the Premier League and establish himself but a move where he’s then loaned out for regular football isn’t out of the question. Tottenham and Norwich have been linked in the past too.
Number 3. Denis Cheryshev, £0.48
Cheryshev might look an odd suggestion what with him being 29 and only featuring in Valencia’s starting line-up fleetingly throughout the season but with Russia in the Euros he could see his 48p price increase. Russia hosted the last World Cup and Cheryshev starred with four goals as they reached the quarter final. He was at it again in the Euro qualifying campaign contributing five goals and three assists. Russia are paired with Belgium, who are favourites to top the group, but Denmark and Finland complete group I. That gives Stanislav Cherchesov’s men a strong chance of making it to the knockout phases. If that happens, it’s likely Cheryshev will play a key role, which might open doors to a PB win too.
Number 2. Leonardo Spinazzola, £0.40
Is Spinazzola ever going to be a player at the top end of the index? Absolutely not. What he does offer though is great value at just 40p. He’s an attack minded, versatile full back who has a handful of Italian caps to his name. Spinazzola is currently with Roma after a £26m move from Juventus last summer but at 27, he’s in his peak years. He’s already attracted attention from Inter Milan with a move falling through earlier in the season. Spinazzola’s value peaked 32.5% above his current price when that move was on the horizon; with the summer window likely to see Inter make another move he could see handsome gains again. With a PB top score breaking the 200 mark it’s not impossible that he might win a cheeky game day divi at some point too.
Number 1. Nick Pope, £0.50
Topping this list of Football Index bargains is another keeper suggestion. Pope was in contention for the number 1 England jersey ahead of the 2018 World Cup after a string of solid performances for Burnley. Injuries have since struck but he’s made 29 appearances under Sean Dyche this season. His international rival Jordan Pickford has been under the microscope for a few mistakes and there is potential for someone to steal his place in the team ahead of the now rescheduled Euros. Dean Henderson is also a possibility but, at the very least, Pope will be on the plane. Transfer interest from Tottenham and Chelsea will do his current price of 50p no harm at all either.
There you have it, five players all in the sub-50p category who could boost your portfolio. If you think we’ve missed any standouts, let us know below.