Asian players and teams have made quite good performances in the international arena, typically the World Cup, thereby proving to the world that Asia is home to many talents in the world. Let’s take a look at the most expensive Asian players today
Vitali Denisov – Uzbekistan – 7 million USD
Vitali Denisov is the defender of the Uzbekistan national team currently playing in Russia under the colors of Lokomotiv Moscow. He is one of the most beloved players of the Russian team. In 2014, Denisov also won the best left-back award in the Russian Premier League.
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Vitali Denisov is the defender of the Uzbekistan national team currently playing in Russia under the colors of Lokomotiv Moscow. Source: uefa.com
Koo Ja-Cheol – South Korea – $ 7 million
Although Koo Ja-Cheol plays not really outstanding at Mainz 05, every time he returns to play for the national team, this player always proves his importance. In Germany, Koo Ja-Cheol played not so well and also left little impression. The event that reminded him the most was probably the player’s clash with Ribery in December 2012. Both of them had a number of bumps and resulted in Ribery being sent off after he slapped Koo Ja-Cheol in the face.
Shinji Okazaki – Japan – 7.7 million USD
With 39 goals in his international career, Okazaki is the third-highest scorer in Japanese football history. Okazaki’s career at club level has also been quite successful. In the 2013/2014 season, Okazaki scored 15 goals in 35 appearances as a member of Mainz 05. When playing for a club or national team, Okazaki proved that he was a great player.
Odil Ahmedov – Uzbekistan – 8.5 million USD
Ahmedov is a versatile player who can play in both central and central midfield positions. He is currently one of the best and most beloved players in Uzbekistan. Ahmedov used to play in Russia as a member of Anzhi Makhachkala – the old club of Samuel Eto’o. He was also an Uzbek player who was also noticed by AC Milan during the summer transfer window of 2014.
Atsuto Uchida – Japan – USD 10 million
After two times being listed in the J-League football team of the year, Uchida moved to the Bundesliga for Schalke 04 and since then, the defender has frequently appeared in the main team of the water team. Virtue. Uchida and Schalke 04 have achieved some successes, most notably the German cup championship and the German super cup. When he was playing for the national team, Uchida joined for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups with Japan national team. In addition, Uchida was also the voice actor for the movie “Pokémon”.
Ki Sung-Yeung – Korea – 11.5 million USD
Ki Sung-Yeung has 64 matches for the Korean team and scored 5 goals, he is also one of 23 players of the Korean national team to Brazil to participate in the 2014 World Cup. At the present age, he is playing for Swansea City after a stable season at Sunderland. The strength of the Korean midfielder is the ability to adjust the tempo of the match and the long passes accurately.
Ki Sung-Yeung has 64 matches for the Korean team and scored 5 goals, he is also one of 23 players of the Korean national team to Brazil to participate in the 2014 World Cup. Source: bbc.com
Keisuke Honda – Japan – USD 17 million
In January 2014, Keisuke Honda moved to AC Milan on a free transfer and in Italy, the player had a great start to scoring 4 goals in 6 matches for Milan. When he played for the Japanese national team, Keisuke Honda participated in two World Cups, playing as a member of the national team 61 matches and scoring 23 goals. This player stands out with his ability to pick positions and especially his ability to take free-kicks. Many people will remember Honda’s free kick in the match between Japan and Denmark in the 2010 World Cup group stage.
Yuto Nagatomo – Japan – $ 19.8 million
After an impressive performance at the 2011 Asian Cup, Nagotomo was purchased by Inter Milan. Initially, it was identified that this transfer was more commercial than professional. But Nagatomo then proved that the statement was wrong when he won an official place in the Inter Milan team. In the international arena, the 2011 Asian Cup championship was the first major title that Nagatomo won, in which he was the goalscorer to help his team win Australia in the final.
Son Heung-min – South Korea – $ 19.8 million
In June 2013, Son Heung-min came to Bayer Leverkusen for € 10 million, a transfer record of this club. He started off quite impressively when he scored 3 goals in his first 3 matches at Leverkusen. In particular, the goal against Weder Bremen on March 10, 2014 helped Leverkusen win a place in the Champions League. Son Heung-min is trusted in Korean fans to help the national team play well in continental and world competitions. And at the age of 23, things are still very good for this Korean player.
Shinji Kagawa – Japan – 21.2 million USD
After two great seasons with Dortmund, Kagawa was brought to Old Trafford by MU club. However, this time of the Japanese midfielder in England is not very beautiful. Kagawa’s small physique and technical but lack of stamina made him unable to fight against certain defenses in England and that was one of the main reasons for Kagawa’s decline. Returning to Dortmund this season, Kagawa has shown his superb assist and sensitivity to his goal. However, now, Dortmund’s form is very bad and Kagawa will have to try many times to bring the club raise up
All in all, here are the top 10 most expensive Asian players in the world today