The CIES Football Observatory published its annual report this week which attempts to estimate on a scientific basis the transfer value of professional football players.
The full list presents the transfer values of the top 110 players in the world – with some major surprises. Young prospects such as Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele feature in the top 20 while other stars such as Gareth Bale have plummeted in value.
Below we outline the top ten most valuable players in the world according to CIES. To read the full list click here…
THE TOP TEN MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS IN THE WORLD
#10 – PAULO DYBALA – JUVENTUS – €115.3m
Kicking off our top ten is Juventus superstar, Paulo Dybala. The young Argentine striker makes the list ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne and Alexis Sanchez with CIES estimating his worth to be just over £100m. His performances were crucial to Juventus reaching the final of the Champions League this season. Dybala already has two Serie A titles to his name at the tender age of 23.