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Top 10 most valuable players in world football named with three England stars included in new list

Top 10 most valuable players in world football named with three England stars included in new list

The top 10 most valuable footballers have been revealed.

The top 10 most valuable players in world football have been named in a new list - and stars from both Arsenal and Manchester City feature.

The list is courtesy of the CIES Football Observatory, who rank players based on their transfer market valuations - taking ages and contract lengths over three years into account.

Top of the list is Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior, who has a value in excess of €250 million.

The 23-year-old has a release clause of €1 billion at Real, meaning that if he ever were to leave the Bernabeu, it would be for a fee significantly higher than his actual value.

In behind Vinicius is Real Madrid team-mate Jude Bellingham, whose true transfer value is also in excess of €250 million.

The England star has scored eight goals in eight league games since arriving at the Bernabeu in the summer, matching his tally across the whole of last season for Borussia Dortmund.

The highest-valued Premier League player is Erling Haaland, who is also ranked at over €250 million. The Norwegian scored the most goals in a single Premier League season last term, and has kicked off this campaign in similarly unstoppable form.

Next up is another Real Madrid star in Rodrygo, while Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has moved up to fifth place after signing a bumper new contract with the Gunners earlier this year. Both players have valuations in excess of €200 million.

In sixth place is PSG star Kylian Mbappe, who has topped the list in previous years. The Frenchman, who has a value of over €150 million, has only one year left on his contract at PSG, meaning his true valuation is even lower.

In January, Mbappe will be able to talk to other clubs about a pre-contract agreement, which would allow him to leave PSG as a free agent in the summer.

Rounding out the top 10 are Barcelona midfielders Gavi (seventh) and Pedri (ninth), Manchester City's Phil Foden and Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli.

The full top 10, via CIES, is as follows:

  • 1. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
  • 2. Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid)
  • 3. Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
  • 4. Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
  • 5. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
  • 6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • 7. Gavi (Barcelona)
  • 8. Phil Foden (Manchester City)
  • 9. Pedri (Barcelona)
  • 10. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)
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Topics: Premier League, Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Jude Bellingham, Vinicius Junior