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Raheem Sterling Ranks Higher Than Lionel Messi In The 20 Most Valuable Players In The World

Raheem Sterling Ranks Higher Than Lionel Messi In The 20 Most Valuable Players In The World

Raheem Sterling has been priced at a much higher value than Lionel Messi in the transfer market, according to a shock report from the CIES Football Observatory.

The Manchester City star, 24, enjoyed a superb season with his side last term as he was named the PFA Young Player of the Year and won three trophies.

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And the CIES has compiled a list of the 20 most valuable players in the world and Sterling's stock is placed at a whopping €207.8m in third place.

Behind him in fourth place is none other than Barcelona superstar Messi, who is valued at €167.4m in the transfer market.

CIES has placed Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe at the top with a whopping €252m price tag.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah beat Sterling to second place after he was slapped with a value of €219.6m.

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Neymar, who is the most expensive player in the world after his move from Barcelona to PSG, is near the bottom of the list with a value of €124.7m.

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is 20th with a transfer valuation of €118.1m.

Posted below are the CIES' 20 most valuable players.

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1. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain): €252m

2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): €219.6m

3. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City): €207.8m

4. Lionel Messi (Barcelona): €167.4m

5. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund): €159.4m

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6. Sadio Mane (Liverpool): €157.8m

7. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur): €155.2m

8. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool): €144.2m

9. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona): €143.8m

10. Leroy Sane (Manchester City): €137.1m

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11. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City): €136.9m

12. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): €130.6m

13. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool): €130.2m

14. Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona): €129.4m

15. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan): €125.2m

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16. Paul Pogba (Manchester United): €125.1m

17. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain): €124.7m

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18. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United): €123.5m

19. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid): €120.7m

20. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): €118.1m

Surprised with the CIES' player valuations?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Lionel Messi, Roberto Firmino, Antoine Griezmann, Sadio Mane, Kylian Mbappe, Leroy Sane, Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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