£8m paid for biggest Sunderland AFC summer signing could buy you 57 homes in city

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05:  Papy Djilobodji pictured after becoming David Moyes first signing at The Academy of Light on August 5, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Sunderland AFC/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Papy Djilobodji pictured after becoming David Moyes first signing at The Academy of Light on August 5, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Sunderland AFC/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)
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You could buy almost 60 homes in Sunderland equal to the value of Papy Djilobodji, the Black Cats’ biggest summer signing, according to research by online estate agents HouseSimple.com.

With the central defender bought for £8.1million, a total of 57 average-priced properties could be bought in the city.

And with the world’s most expensive player, new Manchester United signing Paul Pogba valued at £89m, and average house prices in Manchester standing at £165,686, it could buy a staggering 537 average-priced properties in that area.

HouseSimple.com compared the average house prices for the 20 Premier League teams, with the price of their most expensive player, to draw up a property fantasy league table.

It is based on the number of average-priced properties you could buy for that player.

Although Leicester surprised everyone to lift the Premier League title last year, they only secured 8th position in the table, with Ahmed Musa their most expensive player at £16m, and average property prices, £194,196.

That means you could buy 82 average-priced houses in the city for the price of Musa.

Hull finished rock bottom because they Yorkshire club have only signed one player, teenage goalkeeper Will Mannion from AFC Wimbledon, for an undisclosed fee.

Alex Gosling, CEO of HouseSimple.com, said: “It shows just how crazy football transfer fees have become when you could buy several housing estates in Manchester for the price of United’s latest signing.

“We will wait to see whether Paul Pogba can perform as well as house prices have done over the past 15 years.”

Here is the full table:

Team Average house price Most expensive player Value of player Number of properties

Manchester United £165,686 Paul Pogba £89,000,000 537.16

Manchester City £165,686 John Stones £47,500,000 286.69

Liverpool £152,360 Sadio Mané £34,000,000 223.16

Stoke City £137,062 Joe Allen £13,500,000 98.50

Swansea City £162,332 Borja Baston £15,000,000 92.40

Middlesbrough £138,853 Marten de Roon £12,800,000 92.18

Leicester City £194,196 Ahmed Musa £16,000,000 82.39

Everton £152,360 Ashley Williams £12,000,000 78.76

West Ham United £343,202 Andre Ayew £20,500,000 59.73

AFC Bournemouth £257,561 Jordan Ibe £15,300,000 59.40

Sunderland £140,935 Papy Djilobodji £8,100,000 57.47

Southampton £247,291 Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg £12,800,000 51.76

Arsenal £754,871 Granit Xhaka £33,800,000 44.78

West Bromwich Albion£130,776 Matt Phillips £5,500,000 42.06

Crystal Palace £369,588 Andros Townsend £13,000,000 35.17

Chelsea £995,972 Michy Batshuayi £33,200,000 33.33

Watford £381,810 Isaac Success £12,500,000 32.74

Tottenham Hotspur £633,121 Vincent Janssen £17,000,000 26.85

Burnley £114,518 Johann Berg Gudmundsson £2,600,000 22.70

Hull £122,478 Will Mannion Undisclosed N/A