There is plenty to be said about how much money is spent in the football transfer market but with the January window open and rumours aplenty, the question of who is the most valuable footballer in the world is a hotly debated topic.
Beyond actual raw talent, it’s hard to figure out how much a player is worth but there are several factors most formulas take into account.
These often include the length and value of a player’s contract, their age, the commercial value of a player, and the importance of a player to the club they are currently at.
So using their own method, the International Centre for Sports Studies has published their bi-annual list of the most valuable players in Europe.
Here are the top 10.
1. Vinicius Junior
The Brazilian winger, Vinicius Junior, is the most valuable footballer presently. He has a market value of €166 million.
2. Phil Foden
The English Manchester City star has a market value of €153million.
3. Erling Haaland
The Norwegian striker, Erling Haaland takes the 3rd spot on the list, having a market value of €143 million
4. Mason Greenwood
The Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, has a market value of €134 million.
5. Florian Wirtz
Florian Wirtz is the fifth most valuable footballer. He has a market value of €133million.
6. Jude Bellingham
Jude Bellingham is also regarded as one of the most valuable football player in the world. He has a market value of €130 million.
7. Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies is the also part of the most valuable football players in the world. The Bayern Munich star has a market value of €120 million.
8. Ruben Diaz
The Manchester City defender is the one of the most valuable football players in the world at the moment. Diaz has a market value of €118million.
9. Gonzalez Pedri
The Barcelona youngster has a market value of €118million
10. Frenkie De Jong
Frenkie De Jong is the 10th most valuable footballer. He has a market value of €115million.