June 7 – Kylian Mbappe has returned to the top of a ranking of the world’s most valuable players by transfer value with a price tag of £206 million.
Mbappe has already pledged his future to Paris St Germain in a new three-year deal. His new valuation pushes him €21 million past Brazil’s Champions League winner Vinícius Júnior (€185 million) – who Mbappe chose not to join at Real Madrid.
In third place in the ranking is Manchester City’s new striker Erling Haaland (€153 million). Manchester City have three players ranked in the top 10 with Phil Foden at sixth (€124 million) and Ruben Dias at ninth (€110 million).
The ranking by the CIES Football Observatory highlights Portuguese Ruben Dias as the highest estimated transfer value for a centre back, Gianluigi Donnarumma (€74 million) tops the table for goalkeepers, Trent Alexander-Arnold (€87 million) for full backs and Pedri Gonzalez (€135 million) for midfielders.
“Benfica’s striker Darwin Núñez (47th, €70 million) has the highest valuation for non-big-5 league players. The 30-year-old Kevin de Bruyne (76th, €57 million) is the oldest player in the top 100, while 17-year-old Pablo Gavi (73rd, €58M) is the youngest one,” find the report authors.
English Premier League clubs dominate the ranking with 41 players in the top 100.
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