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Goal.com looks at the 10 most valuable strikers, as according to transfermarkt.co.uk

10.
Fernando Torres - 35 Million Euros

Age:
28

Club: Chelsea

Country: Spain

Even though Torres has had a questionable run at the Bridge, he possesses all the attributes needed to be a world-class striker. He is quick, strong, impressive in the air, blessed with expert technique and is usually cool and collected in front of goal as well as having an eye for the spectacular. Torres is a born scorer and has regained some of his previously seen form.

9.
Thomas Muller - 35 Million Euros

Age:
22

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Germany

Thomas Muller has astonishing technique, composure and vision. He is a model professional along with being swift as well as a fine passer. Muller took home the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup at the age of 20.

8.
Karim Benzema - 35 Million Euros

Age:
24

Club:
Real Madrid

Country:
France

The strong Frenchman can be seen bursting around the Santiago Bernabeu with his intensive pace. Benzema is powerful and a clinical finisher from inside the box. He has made himself in integral part of Real Madrid’s strike force.
7.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 37 Million Euros

Age:
30

Club: AC Milan

Country: Sweden

The 6’3” Swede is a powerhouse and agile at the same time. Zlatan plays well with his back to goal and displays some of the best ball control. The striker with a fiery personality is a major aerial threat and a clinical finisher. He was influential in Mourinho’s 2009 Serie A title, finishing as the top scorer in Italy which led the Special One to claim that Ibrahimovic was ‘the best player in the world, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.’
6.
Falcao - 40 million Euros

Age:
26

Club:
Atletico Madrid

Country:
Colombia

Falcao can use both feet and is imperious in the air. The Colombian also boasts pace, technique and an unerring coolness in front of goal that has seen comparisons drawn with the Brazilian Ronaldo. He is powerful, yet agile, a natural finisher and a match winner as seen in the last two Europa League finals.

5.
Mario Gomez - 42 Million Euros

Age:
26

Club:
Bayern Munich

Country:
Germamy

 The German stiker is calm and composed infront of goal, netting 41 times this season. Gomez is a work horse and puts in his all even when his side are defending. The powerful forward has developed the technical side of his game and is influential as a lone striker, racking up the goals and only second to Messi in this term's Champions League scoring charts.
4. Robin van Persie - 45 Million Euros

Age: 28

Club:
Arsenal

Country:
Netherlands

  Van Persie is a technically gifted player with the vision to unlock any defence. The Dutch striker is the Premier League’s golden boot winner, netting 30 goals this season. He is composed and clinical finisher, with a delicate touch and great passing accuracy. The highly skilled forward can change a game on its head with his ability to achieve what seems improbable.

3.
Kun Aguero - 47 Million Euros

Age:
23

Club: Manchester City

Country: Argentina

Aguero’s pace, power and finishing ability makes him a real handful for any defender. He is a fine finisher when presented with a chance, he has a capacity to create in the most difficult circumstances. The Argentine’s ball control, determination and powerful bursts make him almost unstoppable in the box. Aguero scored the dramatic winner in added time that won Manchester City their first League title in 44 years on the final day of the season.


2.
 Wayne Rooney - 65 Million Euros

Age: 26

Club:
Wayne Rooney

Country:
England

Powerful and strong on the ball, Rooney's ability to pick a pass, shoot from distance, poach and unselfishly work for the team is unparalleled in world football. His passion can never been called into question. He has a tremendous footballing brain and can adapt to any position for his team, not putting a foot out of place when asked to play as a central midfielder earlier this season. Wayne Rooney’s bicycle-kick over Manchester City in the 2010-11 season has been voted as the best goal in Premier League history.

1.
Lionel Messi - 100 Million Euros

Age: 24

Club:
Barcelona

Country:
Argentina

The title of the 'Most Valuable Striker' goes to Lionel Messi. The Argentine’s scorching runs are second to none, leaving his opponents with insomnia. Messi’s enchanting runs from midfield are lethal as he is impossible to tackle when he gets his head down and uses his agile feet to change directions in a flash. His balance when breezing past defenders is implausible. Add to that the three-time Ballon d’Or winner’s exemplary vision to create goals and net an unheard of 72 goals this season and there is no doubt why Leo Messi is at the top of the list.

 

Note: Cristiano Ronaldo tops our Top 10 wingers list, David Villa and Gonzalo Higuain are also valued at 35 million Euros. Edin Dzeko is valued at 32 million Euros. Neymar, Alexandre Pato, Mario Balotelli and Samuel Eto'o are all valued at 30 million Euros. Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani follow at 28 million Euros.  Didier Drogba is valued at 9.5 million Euros as he is 34 years old.

Data from transfermarkt.co.uk

 

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