Erling Haaland makes top three as Man City stars dominate 100 most valuable players list
Erling Haaland has been ranked among the three most valuable players in the world as Manchester City stars dominate the top 100 list.
CIES Football Observatory Weekly have released their latest football value table, which estimates the transfer values for players worldwide. Unsurprisingly given Pep Guardiola’s side are celebrating yet another Premier League triumph, City feature heavily in the list.
14 City players feature in the top 100, with new striker Haaland ranked as one of the most valuable players on the planet. The former Borussia Dortmund superstar is valued at €152.6million (£129.8m) ahead of completing his move to the Etihad this summer.
Only Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr are ahead of him on the list, having been valued at €205.6m (£174.8m) and €185.3m (£157.5m) respectively. Haaland is joined in the top 10 by two of his new City teammates.
Phil Foden (€124m/£105.4m) is ranked just below England teammate Jude Bellingham (€133.7m/£113.6m) in sixth, while Ruben Dias makes it into ninth with a value of €109.5m (£93.1m). The Portugal international is also ranked as the most valuable defender in the world.
Further down the list, Joao Cancelo (€78m/£66.3m), Bernardo Silva (€77.3m/£65.7m) and Aymeric Laporte (€71.6m/£60.9m) sneak into the top 50. Rodri (€68m/£57.8m), Ederson (€65.2m/£55.4m), John Stones (€60.3m/£51.2m), Jack Grealish (€58.5m/£49.7m) and Raheem Sterling (€58.4m/£49.6m) aren’t too far behind.
Rather surprisingly, Kevin De Bruyne features further down the list, with the Belgian given a value of just €57.3m (£48.7m). Gabriel Jesus (€56m/£47.6m) sits just ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (€55m/£46.7m).
The final City player on the list is Julian Alvarez. The youngster is currently on loan at former club River Plate and he has been valued at €51.5m (£43.8m).
CIES Football Observatory top 10 most valuable players
1. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – €205.6m
2. Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid) – €185.3m
3. Erling Haaland (Man City) – €152.6m
4. Pedri (Barcelona) – €135.1m
5. Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) – €133.7m
6. Phil Foden (Man City) – €124m
7. Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) – €112.5m
8. Luis Diaz (Liverpool) – €110m
9. Ruben Dias (Man City) – €109.6m
10. Ferran Torres (Barcelona) – €109.5m