Kane surpasses Neymar as most expensive player, Messi in 4th, Ronaldo 24th

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has surpassed PSG's Neymar and is the only player to be valued above 200 million euros.
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England's Harry Kane is the world's most expensive player, according to data released by the CIES Football Observatory. The Tottenham striker is now worth 201.2 million euros, surpassing Neymar and Kylian Mbappé to be the only player valued above the 200 million euro mark.

The CIES data is calculated using an algorithm which factors in several criteria, one of which is performance. While Neymar has just returned after from an injury that he picked up in February, Bale finished the season strongly, scoring three goals in Tottenham's last two games of the Premier League season. The CIES data is also influenced by the strength and level of the league that each player competes in; and Neymar's value (now at 197.5 million euros) has continued to fall since he joined PSG in France's Ligue 1 last summer for a fee of 247 million euros.

In third place is Neymar's PSG teammate, Kylian Mbappé, who joined the club on loan from Monaco last season. The Frenchman is worth 185.6 million euros, which is more than the 180 million PSG will have to pay Monaco to complete his permanent move to Paris. Lionel Messi is in fourth place, who, at 30 years old, is valued at 184.2 million Euros. Liverpool's Mohamad Salah comes in at fifth with a value 171.3 million.

Cristian Ronaldo in 24th place

Aside from Messi, the only other from LaLiga to appear in the Top 10 is Atlético's Antoine Griezmann, who is worth 164.5 million according to CIES, which only takes into account the five biggest European Leagues: Spain, England, France, Italy and Germany.

Cristian Ronaldo is way down the list at 24th. Real Madrid talisman's market value has been set at 103.4 million euros, whose algorithm has also factored in his age. At 33, he is the oldest player in the CIES ranking of 100 players. Despite losing 8 percent of his value in the past year, Cristiano was revalued upwards during the final stages of the season, up from the 78.6 million euros his price had fallen to in February.

Market Values, according to CIES

  Player Team Age Value
1 Kane Tottenham 24 201,2
2 Neymar PSG 26 195,7
3 Mbappé PSG 19 186,5
4 Messi Barcelona 30 184,2
5 Salah Liverpool 25 171,3
6 Dele Alli Tottenham 22 171,0
7 De Bruyne Man. City 26 167,2
8 Griezmann Atlético 27 164,5
9 Dybala Juventus 24 164,2
10 Lukaku Man. United 26 163,4
12 Coutinho Barcelona 25 154,6
18 Luis Suárez Barcelona 31 120,4
19 Umtiti Barcelona 24 111,5
24 Cristiano Real Madrid 33 103,4
25 Ter Stegen Barcelona 26 100,5
26 Saúl Atlético 23 100,5
42 Asensio Real Madrid 22 88,7
51 Isco Real Madrid 26 77,8
55 Kroos Real Madrid 28 75,3
56 Koke Atlético 26 75,3
60 Oblak Atlético 25 74,3
61 Bale Real Madrid 28 73,6
63 Dembélé Barcelona 21 72,4
67 Casemiro Real Madrid 26 69,5
68 Guedes Valencia 21 68,7
71 Rakitic Barcelona 30 68,3
72 Paulinho Barcelona 29 68,2
80 Correa Atlético 23 62,2
86 Varane Real Madrid 25 60,8

Source: Weekly Post: Exclusive CIES Football Observatory transfer values' top 100 list. — CIES Football Observatory (University of Neuchatel).

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