Arsenal appear to be sitting on a major asset, with CIES Football Observatory valuing Matteo Guendouzi at a whopping €70 million (£60 million).
The Frenchman has had an impressive debut season at the Emirates Stadium following his transfer to the club last summer from French club Lorient.
Guendouzi has become a trusted member of Unai Emery’s squad, making 44 appearances in total so far.
The 20-year-old has gained plaudits for his fearless approach to the game and willingness to get on the ball as much as possible.
CIES report that Guendouzi is now worth around nine times what they paid for him last summer (£7 million – Goal), suggesting that the north London giants have a genuine asset on their hands.
Not that Arsenal would be looking to cash in on Guendouzi for such a figure.
Arsenal are expected to try and raise funds this summer for transfers through player sales.
Should they not win the Europa League and seal Champions League qualification, it has been reported Emery will only have around £40 million to spend (The Sun).
So player sales are likely, but Guendouzi is clearly a player with great potential who needs to be kept.
He is still many years away from his peak, and his value could shoot way past the £60 million being reported by CIES if he continues to develop at his current rate.