A list of the world’s most costly footballers have been released by the CIES Football Observatory, which displays the footballers the footballers and their current worth in a sorted order.
The statistics show that in the English Premier League, Harry Kane, the 22 year old Tottenham Hotspur striker who has performed consistently well is the past two seasons at the White Hart Lane, has been given the tag of most valuable player and the fifth most valuable worldwide.
In the previous release of the annual lowdown of the world’s most costly footballers from CIES Football Observatory, Lionel Messi topped the chart and there has not been an exception this time too, the best remained as the best.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo fell short by a margin of £49m in valuation to the FC Barcelona ace Lionel Messi, who is valued £163m. Also with Neymar Jr. at the second place being valued £155m, Cristiano grabs the third spot in the list.
In the Premier League, Harry Kane has snatched the number one spot in terms of valuation by a thin margin of £1m to Manchester United youngster Anthony Martial. Martial is said to be valued £86m, whereas Kane is worth £87m, according to the CIES Football Observatory.
Along with Harry Kane the only Premier League player who made it to the top 10 is Manchester City star Sergio Aguero. Aguero is placed at 9th in the list with a valuation of £75m.
Although in the top 100 there are so many players from the English Premier League. Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli all are mentioned in the top 20.
Premier League champions Leicester City’s most valuable player is N’Golo Kante, valued at £34m, whereas Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy were valued at £33m and £27m respectively.
However there are two examples of arguable inclusions, Wilfried Zaha and Jordon Ibe both are in the top 100 list.