PSG forward ranked world’s most precious player

By Piyush

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As per research group CIES Football Observatory, Kylian Mbappe, Vinicius Jr and Erling Haaland are the most precious players in the world.

Mbappe, 23, who denied a move to Real Madrid to continue at PSG, tops the list with an approximated transfer value of €205.6 million (£175.7 million).

Real Madrid’s winger Vinicius Jr, who netted the winner in the Champions League final versus Liverpool, is second at £158.3 million, with Manchester City’s striker Haaland third (£130.4 million).

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham (£114.1 million) is the most treasured English player on the list in 5th place, before Manchester City’s midfielder Phil Foden in 6th (£105.9 million).

Premier League clubs lead the list with 41 representatives in the top 100.

The CIES uses a range of variables counting a player’s age, performances, economic value of their club and boost to work out estimated transfer values.

As for Mbappe is concerned, he signed a new three-year agreement with PSG last month as he opted to stay in Paris rather than moving to La Liga and Champions League triumphant Real Madrid. He scored 28 goals in Ligue 1 to aid PSG triumph the 2021-22 title.

Manchester City’s Ruben Dias is the most precious defender at 9th (£93.6 million).

The Premier League player of the season, Manchester City’s 30-year-old Kevin de Bruyne, is the oldest player in the top 100 (£48.9m) and Barcelona’s 17-year-old Gavi (£49.9m) is the youngest.

Barcelona’s trio Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, who has been related with Manchester United, and Ferran Torres all appear in the top 10.

Jadon Sancho (£88.1m), Mason Mount (£85.7m) and Bukayo Saka (£85.6m) are ranked 13th, 14th and 15th respectively.

 

Top 10 most valuable players in world football (CIES Football Observatory)
Player Team Value
Kylian Mbappe Paris St-Germain £175.7m
Vinicius Jr Real Madrid £158.3m
Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund £130.4m
Pedri Barcelona £115.4m
Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund £114.2m
Phil Foden Manchester City £105.9m
Frenkie de Jong Barcelona £96.1m
Luis Diaz Liverpool £94.0m
Ruben Dias Manchester City £93.6m
Ferran Torres Barcelona £93.5m

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