PRN: Research Reveals Norwich City's Grant Holt is Best Value English Striker This Season
Research Reveals Norwich City's Grant Holt is Best Value English Striker This Season [21-May-2012] LONDON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ï_ Currys and PC World celebrate "Cash for Goals" customer promotion by commissioning Opta to analyse the goal-scoring value of top Premier League players this season (based on transfer fees).
Research Reveals Norwich City's Grant Holt is Best Value English Striker This Season
LONDON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
•ï Currys and PC World celebrate 'Cash for Goals' customer promotion by commissioning Opta to analyse the goal-scoring value of top Premier League players this season (based on transfer fees).
•Manchester United's Ashley Young cost a staggering ï¿¡2.8m per goal this season
•Top goal scorer Robin van Persie a bargain at less than ï¿¡100k per goal
To launch its exclusive 'Cash for Goals' TV and laptop customer promotion* Currys and PC World have commissioned Opta, Europe's largest provider of football data, to find out who the 'best value' footballers are in the Premier League based on their real 'cash-per-goal' value.
The analysis shows that Norwich FC player Grant Holt, who didn't make Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 England squad this week, is the best value English footballer in the Premier League this season. Having hit the back of the net 15 times, Holt has a calculated cost-per-goal value of just ï¿¡26,667 - a staggering 35 times cheaper than England star Rooney, who comes in at a whopping ï¿¡981,481 per goal. Whilst Rooney's score sheet of 27 goals justifies his place at the Euros, Currys and PC World's analysis shows that Holt might have been worth a punt too.
The goals of the Premier League's top scorer, Dutch star striker Robin van Persie, have been valued at the bargain price of just ï¿¡91,667 each.
Signing for Arsenal for ï¿¡2.75m back in 2004, van Persie's had a great season and is fantastic value for money compared to his top goal scoring rivals.? By comparison, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Jermain Defoe - the latter two also in England's Euro squad - all cost around ï¿¡1,000,000 per goal or more, adding fuel to the argument that many of our best English players are simply paid too much - especially with Rooney out of the first two games of the Euros due to bad behaviour.
Of the Premier League's top 20 goal scorers, Manchester United's Ashley Young has the most expensive cost-per-goal value at ï¿¡2.8m - he has only scored six goals this season and yet was still picked by Hodgson this week.? Other top English goal scorers include Daniel Sturridge and Danny Graham, who scored 11 and 12 goals respectively this season.? They have a similar cost-per-goal value with Sturridge's goals valued at ï¿¡318k and Graham's at ï¿¡290k - only Sturridge, however, figures in Hodgson's Euro plans and then as a standby.
Phil Samuels, Category Director of Consumer Electronics at Currys and PC World comments: "Our Cash for Goals promotion adds an extra level of intrigue for our customers when it comes to keeping track of the England squad's success this summer. Â We commissioned this research to get a fun insight into the real 'cash for goals' based on football's top scoring players."
The 'Cash for Goals' promotion nets Currys and PC world customers ï¿¡10 for every goal England scores during this summer's Euro 2012 football tournament in Poland and Ukraine - ï¿¡10 per goal off any TV or laptop deals costing ï¿¡549 or over, purchased before Wednesday 6th June. Â Customers register their 'Cash For Goals' TV and laptop deals via a simple form within three days of purchase, either in store or online, to officially take part in the offer. More details can be found at http://www.cashforgoals.co.uk.
About the 'Cash for Goals' promotion:
*Applies to goals scored between June 11th and July 1st 2012 in UEFA Euro 2012, excluding penalty shoot-outs and any own goals scored by an England player.
About Currys and PC World:
Currys and PC World are part of Dixons Retail plc. With over 1,200 stores and online services spanning 28 countries, Dixons is widely acknowledged as one of Europe's leading specialist electrical retailing groups. Dixons employs over 38,000 people and provides top quality training to ensure their personnel can provide amazing customer service on products ranging from televisions to ovens, and computers to washing machines.