The CIES Football Observatory have published their top 100 most valuable players in the world, and Premier League talent features prominently (from Mirror.co.uk)
Four Premier League stars are among the 10 most valuable players in the world.
The CIES Football Observatory have published their top 100 most valuable players in the world,and Premier League talent features prominently.
The organisation have developed a statistical model to value footballers using metrics such as player performance, age, contract as well as data on employer clubs and potential recruiting ones.
Top of the pile is Barcelona star Neymar who has an estimated value of £217million.
He’s followed by his teammate Lionel Messi who has been valued at £150m.
Paul Pogba comes in third and is the most highly valued Premier League player at 136m
Antoine Griezmann (£132m) and Luis Suarez (£127m) complete the top five.
Harry Kane is the world’s sixth most valuable player at £122m putting him ahead of seventh placed Cristiano Ronaldo who has been valued at £112m.
Juventus’ Paulo Dybala is in eighth with a value of £100m followed by Dele Alli (£98m) and Eden Hazard (£90m).
|2||Lionel Messi (Barcelona)||£150m|
|3||Paul Pogba (Man Utd)||£136m|
|4||Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)||£132m|
|5||Luis Suarez (Barcelona)||£127m|
|6||Harry Kane (Tottenham)||£122m|
|7||Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)||£112m|
|8||Paulo Dybala (Juventus)||£100m|
|9||Dele Alli (Tottenham)||£98m|
|10||Eden Hazard (Chelsea)||£90m|
|11||Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus)||£86m|
|12||Anthony Martial (Man Utd)||£82m|
|13||Raheem Sterling (Man City)||£76m|
|14||Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)||£74m|
|15||Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid)||£73m|
|16||Sergio Aguero (Man City)||£70m|
|17||Riyad Mahrez (Leicester)||£69m|
|18||Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan)||£69m|
|19||Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)||£68m|
|20||Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)||£67m|