Erling Haaland leads as most valuable player: Erling Haaland, playing for Manchester City, tops the list with a value of €245 million.
Vinicius Junior and Bukayo Saka follow closely: Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior is second (€196.3 million) and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is third (€195.8 million).
Implications for the transfer market: The rankings guide clubs seeking valuable additions during the upcoming transfer window.
As the opening transfer window draws close, the research group, CIES Football Observatory, which presents exclusive data and analysis on soccer players, has released the latest updated rankings of the most valuable players in world football.
It may come as no surprise, but Erling Haaland is the most valuable player in the world with an estimated value of €245million. The striking sensation has been in exceptional form this season, setting and breaking records in the Premier League and is on the verge of completing a treble in his first season with his club, Manchester City.
Erling Haaland’s estimated value is at least €49million more than the next person on the list. Coming second on the list is Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior with a value of €196.3million and Nigerian-born Bukayo Saka with an estimated value of €195.8million. The Arsenal star has been in exceptional form and recently extended his contract with the club.
Completing the top five are Jude Bellingham with an estimated value of €190million and Rodrygo Goes with a value of €184.5million.
Some of those on the list are on the verge of joining a new team during the summer transfer window, while other clubs are looking to get one of the jewels on the list to strengthen their club ahead of the new season.
Who are the Most Valuable Players?
The CIES study measures factors such as performance, career progression, age and a club’s performance and economic value to determine players’ transfer values. The top 10 most valuable players are:
Player: Erling Haaland
Club: Manchester City
Player: Vinicius Junior
Club: Real Madrid
Player: Bukayo Saka