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The world’s 100 most-valuable footballers: Mbappe, Vinicius Junio, Haaland and Phil Foden lead the pack

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Manchester City‘s new arrival Erling Haaland has been named as the most valuable player in the Premier League by the CIES Football Observatory

The 21-year-old is said to be worth £130.4million, more than double the £51.2million that City paid to activate his Borussia Dortmund release clause this summer. 

CIES calculate a player’s transfer value based on factors including their salary, their club’s performance in different competitions and the length of time remaining on their contract. 

Erling Haaland has been named as the most valuable player in the Premier League at £130.4m

Erling Haaland has been named as the most valuable player in the Premier League at £130.4m

It means that Kylian Mbappe has shot to the top of the world list, with the French forward valued at £175.7million after signing a new three-year deal at PSG worth £650,000-a-week. 

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior, the match-winner in the Champions League final, is second at £158.4million. 

Phil Foden (£106m) is the next most valuable player in the Premier League behind Haaland, followed by Luis Diaz (£94m) and Ruben Dias (£93.7m). 

Kylian Mbappe (£175.7m) has shot to the top of the list after agreeing a new contract at PSG

Kylian Mbappe (£175.7m) has shot to the top of the list after agreeing a new contract at PSG

18-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham is worth more than any other English player at £114.3m

18-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham is worth more than any other English player at £114.3m

However, Foden is not the most valuable English player on the list. That honour goes to 18-year-old Jude Bellingham, who is said to be worth £114.3million. There are 18 members of the Three Lions in the top 100, more than any other nation.  

Meanwhile, the Premier League is the best-represented league with 41 players. Manchester City maestro Kevin De Bruyne (£48.9m), who turns 31 at the end of this month, is the oldest player on the list. Barcelona midfielder Gavi (£50m) is the youngest at 17 years old. 

Manchester United have their sights set on Frenkie de Jong this summer and the Dutchman is valued at £96.2m. If United pay that figure, they will break their transfer record. Chelsea target Lautaro Martinez is said to be worth £91.2million. 

Manchester City maestro Kevin De Bruyne (£48.9m) is the oldest player on the list aged 30

Manchester City maestro Kevin De Bruyne (£48.9m) is the oldest player on the list aged 30

Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong, currently at Barcelona, is valued at £96.2m

Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong, currently at Barcelona, is valued at £96.2m 

Haaland’s valuation emphasises how much of a bargain Manchester City have got for a striker who scored 29 goals in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund last season. 

‘We have arguably the best No 9 in the world, at the right age,’ City CEO Khaldoon Al Mubarak said. ‘When you look at the next 10-15 years with Haaland, we’ve invested in a striker for the future.

‘He is a very unique, incredibly talented striker that the whole world has been looking at. Every big team in the world wanted Haaland to join and we are absolutely delighted that he chose to join Manchester City.’

TOP 20 MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS IN THE WORLD

 1. Kylian Mbappe (£175.7m)

2. Vinicius Junior (£158.4m)

3. Erling Haaland (£130.4m)

4. Pedri (£115.5m)

5. Jude Bellingham (£114.3m)

6. Phil Foden (£106m)

7. Frenkie de Jong (£96.2m)

8. Luis Diaz (£94m)

9. Ruben Dias (£93.7m)

10. Ferran Torres (£93.6m)

11. Lautaro Martinez (£91.2m)

12. Jamal Musiala (£90m)

13. Jadon Sancho (£88.2m)

14. Mason Mount (£85.7m)

15. Bukayo Saka (£85.7m)

16. Josko Gvardiol (£85.3m)

17. Bruno Fernandes (£83.6m)

18. Nicolo Barella (£81.1m)

19. Kai Havertz (£80m)

20. Joao Felix (£77.6m)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-10888951/130m-Erling-Haaland-ranked-valuable-Premier-League-star-ahead-Phil-Foden-Luis-Diaz.html

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