The 50 Most Valuable Players In Football Have Been Revealed
Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable transfer in football, according to CIES Observatory's algorithm for working out the value of each player in the world.
The Swiss research group, who specialise in the statistical analysis of football have an algorithm to work out the value of each player, based on activity in clubs and national teams, club and national team results, age, position, league of employment and economic level of the releasing club.
Based on the most recent findings Mbappe is currently worth €265.2 million, should PSG decide to sell, whilst Raheem Sterling at €223.7 million is the only other player to break the €200 million mark.
It's no huge surprise to see Mbappe top of the list. The 21-year-old has already done so much in his limited professional career to date and has all the potential and ability to go on to do even more.
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The Frenchman, who has already won the World Cup, also plays for PSG who are one of the richest sides in the world and are unlikely to need to sell their forward, making him so much more valuable.
It's the same reasoning why Sterling is second on the list and it'll be a delight to England fans, and Gareth Southgate, that there's eight English players in the top 50, suggesting the current squad is a pretty good one.
Mo Salah completes the top three with Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, who is being chased by a whole host of clubs, and Sadio Mane rounding off the top five.
Lionel Messi is 'only' worth €125.5 million but that has a lot to do with his age than anything else and let's be honest, there's little chance that Barcelona would sell the six time Ballon d'Or winner for that much.
The Argentina forward's sworn enemy Cristiano Ronaldo only just makes it into the top 50, in 49th place, again mainly due to his age.
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