Top 5 Players With Highest Market Value

Top 5 Players With Highest Market Value
by :Babajide Adewunmi – EverBlazin

Right from 2010 to 2020, a whole lot has transpired in the football world. There has been upsets, uncountable records were broken and new ones were set, older players retired and new talents were discovered.

As per the players who made the 2010/2020 decade an unforgettable one, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo remain the top two players in the world with unprecedented rivalry and unassailable records set for themselves.

Also, we witnessed the rise of two clubs from obscurity to stardom in Europe (Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain), spending heavily on players.

But one change that has become conspicuous in club football today is the surge in prices of players in the transfer market. A £50 million transfer fee for Fernando Torres was enough to break the British transfer-fee record at the beginning of the 2010 to 2020 decade , as the highest market value.

In club football today, four times of that amount will be coughed out to break the £198 million fee splurged on Neymar in 2017.

Therefore, it is now obvious that a good player would command a much higher fee than he would’ve ten years ago. With Ronaldo and Messi in their latter days, new talents have been unearthed and they seem more than ready to take over the baton from the older players not on the pitch alone, even in the transfer market.

 

Sportyleagues brings to you top 5 players with the highest market value in the world currently.

Kylian Mbappé  (€149 Million) – Paris Saint Germain

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Without mincing words, Kylian Mbappé is one player that for years to come, would give us fantabulous performances because he is stinking talented, versatile and has all the qualities to make a great footballer.

The PSG forward became popular in 2017 at Monaco; Mbappè alongside Colombian veteran striker, Radamel Falcao under the tutelage of French manager, Leonardo Jardim were the main catalysts for Monaco’s triumph in the French Ligue 1 after 17 years.

After his breakout at Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain acquired the signature of the youngster on loan and his loan spell was subsequently made permanent. The deal was said to be rumored around €145 million plus €35 million in add-ons.

The transfer from Monaco to Paris made Mbappè the most expensive teenager ever, the most expensive transfer ever within a domestic league, and the second most expensive player at that time, behind teammate Neymar

 

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Top 5 Players With Highest Market Value

Bruno Fernandes  (€151 Million) – Manchester United

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There’s a popular cliché that says “it only takes one man to make a change, whether positive or negative”. Everything  about this Portuguese has been on point since his arrival at United.

It’s certain that the United hierarchy would be licking their lips as to the money spent on the energetic and diminutive midfielder given the positive turnaround that has happened at United ever since he arrived.

A sum of €80 million  was paid to Sporting Lisbon to lure Fernandes to Old Trafford. Hence, if a club comes today to price away United’s most valued asset (albeit arguably), it would cost such club a whopping €151 million to do such – a profit of €71 million for Manchester United. Money well spent.

Trent Alexander-Arnold  (€151 Million) – Liverpool

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The 22-year-old English full-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold  full-back is the most expensive defender ahead of Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies (€139M) and Manchester City’s Rúben Dias (€127M).

Widely regarded as one of the best attacking full-backs in world football, Arnold is proficient at delivering set-pieces, creates massive goal scoring chances for his team-mates and makes use of attack space.

As it stands, Arnold and his Liverpool side are not having it rosy as far as the premier league is concerned but it doesn’t take away the quality of the talented right back. He stands at the number 3 spot.

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Top 5 Players With Highest Market Value

Erling Braut Haaland  (€152 Million) – Borussia Dortmund

 

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Call him the next CR7, it’s not a mistake because the young and athletic Norwegian cannot just stop scoring. Just as the Manchester United board would continue to relish the decision to sign Fernandes, they would also regret their inability to sign Haaland.

Haaland completed his transfer to Borussia Dortmund a couple of days before the January 2020 winter transfer opened for a fee reported to be in the region of €20 million, signing a four-and-a-half-year contract having ditched the Old Trafford side for Dortmund.

Frankly speaking, Borussia Dortmund has gained a whole lot from the transfer of the former Salzburg hitman. His current market value stands at €152 million and could still rise to €155 million or more

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Marcus Rashford (€165 Millions) – Manchester United

With only 18 months of his contract remaining plus the option of a further year, 23-year old Marcus Rashford tops the list.

It’s unsurprising to see that Rashford’s value has skyrocketed because he’s been on a scoring spree at United and an integral part of Ole Gunnar Solkjaer’s team.

If Dr Marcus Rashford is consistent, his value would surely increase in the market. However, it’s left to be seen if the Manchester United ace would’ve increased in value by months to come.

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