Neither Messi, nor Neymar, nor Mbappé: who is the most expensive footballer in the world and how many millions does it cost

Manchester City’s English striker Phil Foden He is the player with the highest estimated transfer value, according to a ranking prepared by the CIES Football Observatory, which has Premier League footballers in the top three.

CIES put Foden a transfer price of 190.2 million euros. For this he took into account a statistical model that includes variables related to the player (length of contract, age, international status, progression of his career and performances), his club (sport level and economic level) and the context (inflation).

Second and third place went to two men from Manchester United: Mason Greenwood (priced at 178 million euros) and Marcus Rashford (159.1 million). In fourth place appears Borussia Dortmund’s Norwegian striker Erling Haaland (155.5 million), followed by United Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes (154.3 million).

Phil Foden, the most valuable player in the world. (Photo: EFE)
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In sixth place appears the first man of Spanish LaLiga, the Dutch Frenkie de Jong -Barcelona-, valued at 138.7 million euros, while his partner Pedri González is seventh, with an estimated price of 133.2 million. Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich (131.6 million), João Félix of Atlético Madrid (127.8 M) and Mason Mount of Chelsea (123.6 million) round out the top 10.

Kylian Mbappé (118.3 million) appears in 12th place, in a value that was affected by the fact that he only has one year left on his contract with PSG.

The first South American It only appears in position 18. It is the Brazilian Vinicius Junior (104.4 million) from Real Madrid, and is followed by his compatriots Gabriel Jesús (98.7 million) in position 22 and Rodrygo Goes (?? 77.7 million) in 41. Neymar (61.1 million), already 29 years old and after having renewed contract with PSG, it appears just 71.

Lionel Messi, who will be released in June and has not yet renewed ties with Barcelona, ​​and Cristiano Ronaldo are not on this list.

For Pep Guardiola, Foden is better than Messi

A few weeks ago, the French striker Kilyan Mbappé He had made some statements that filled PSG leaders and fans with uncertainty when referring to what his professional future was going to be. The French striker, top scorer in Ligue 1 and chosen by the French Footballers Union as the best footballer in the competition, left open the possibility of a departure from the Paris team.

“What I want is to win and feel like I’m in a place where I can do it. To be in a place where there is a solid project”, He had expressed during an interview with Canal + and added: “I live for football and that’s why the sports project is fundamental”.

Mbappe left the doors open to an exit from PSG. (Photo: AFP)

“I am very clear with the club. They know what unites me to the club, to the city and to the country. But I want to have the feeling that the team I play for can do great things. I am happy for the four years that I lived, they were exceptional. Things will be done as they have to be done either one way or another”, He concluded. Real Madrid is one of the powerful people who are excited about signing him.

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