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Mbappe, Messi, Kane and the world's most valuable footballers

4:30 am AEDT 8/1/19
Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Harry Kane
CIES Observatory have ranked the most valuable players in the game but who sits at the top of the list?

So who exactly is the most valuable player in world football?

We know the player who went for the most was Neymar when Paris Saint-Germain forked over €222 million (£200m/$263m) to sign him from Barcelona in the summer of 2017, but that was over a year ago – is he even the most valuable player on his own team today?

CIES Observatory has aimed to answer that question as they ranked the transfer value of all the footballers in the top leagues by an algorithm that accounts for a variety of factors, including age, production, current league and contract.

The list has 27 players who are valued at over €100 million, while the top two manage to crack the €200m threshold.

Here are the top 25 from that list. Who is the most valuable player in the game? Read on to find out:

  • Lorenzo Insigne Napoli 2018-19

    #25 Lorenzo Insigne | Napoli | €104.7 million

     

     

  • Alisson

    #24 Alisson Becker | Liverpool | €105.6 million

     

     

  • Luis Suarez Barcelona

    #23 Luis Suarez | Barcelona | €109.3 million

     

     

  • Jadon Sancho Dortmund Monchengladbach

    #22 Jadon Sancho | Borussia Dortmund | €112.6 million

     

     

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool

    #21 Trent Alexander-Arnold | Liverpool | €117.2 million

     

     

  • Ousmane Dembele Barcelona 2018-19

    #20 Ousmane Dembele | Barcelona | €120.3 million

     

     

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 2018-19

    #19 Cristiano Ronaldo | Juventus | €127.2 million

     

     

  • Eden Hazard Chelsea 2018-19

    #18 Eden Hazard | Chelsea | €129 million

     

     

  • Paul Pogba Manchester United Bournemouth 30122018

    #17 Paul Pogba | Manchester United | €130.3 million

     

     

  • Bernardo Silva Manchester City 01122018

    #16 Bernardo Silva | Manchester City | €133.2 million

     

     

  • Gabriel Jesus Man City 2018

    #15 Gabriel Jesus | Manchester City | €134. 6 million

     

     

  • Sadio Mane Liverpool 2018-19

    #14 Sadio Mane | Liverpool | €137.4 million

     

     

  • Roberto Firmino Liverpool

    #13 Roberto Firmino | Liverpool | €145.6 million

     

     

  • Dele Alli Tottenham 2018-19

    #12 Dele Alli | Tottenham | €150.2 million

     

     

  • Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 2018-19

    #11 Antoine Griezmann | Atletico Madrid | €155.2 million

     

     

  • Leroy Sane Manchester City 2018-19

    #10 Leroy Sane | Manchester City | €156.1 million

     

     

  • Philippe Coutinho Barcelona 2018-19

    #9 Philippe Coutinho | Barcelona | €157 million

     

     

  • Romelu Lukaku Manchester United vs Bournemouth Premier League 2018-19

    #8 Romelu Lukaku | Manchester United | €162 million

     

     

  • Lionel Messi Barcelona

    #7 Lionel Messi | Barcelona | €171.2 million

     

     

  • Dybala Juventus Cagliari Serie A

    #6 Paulo Dybala | Juventus | €171.9 million

     

     

  • Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2018-19

    #5 Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | €184.3 million

     

     

  • Raheem Sterling Man City 01122018

    #4 Raheem Sterling | Manchester City | €185.8 million

     

     

  • Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19

    #3 Neymar | Paris Saint-Germain | €197.1 million

     

     

  • Harry Kane Tottenham 2018-19

    #2 Harry Kane | Tottenham | €200.3 million

     

     

  • Kylian Mbappe PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2018-19

    #1 Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain | €218.5 million