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World’s Top 100 Most Valuable Football Players Ranked, Erling Haaland Named The Premier League’s MVP

Manchester City new boy Erling Haaland has been named the most valuable player in the Premier League in new rankings released by the CIES Football Observatory.

Haaland, 21, will officially join City from Borussia Dortmund on July 1 after the Etihad club triggered the £52m release clause in his contract at Signal Iduna Park.

Haaland is said to be worth more than double the fee that City paid for the striker, with CIES calculating his true value at £130.1m.

But that only puts him third on the list of the top 100 most valuable players in world football, with PSG star Kylian Mbappe topping the rankings.

Mbappe, 23, recently committed his future to Paris Saint-Germain by signing a new three-year deal at the Parc des Princes worth an estimated £650,000 per week.

The France international is now worth £175.7m in the current transfer market, according to CIES, who based their estimations on a range of factors including a player’s age, club, form, contract length and nationality.

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Second on the list is Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr, who scored the winning goal for Real Madrid in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

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The Brazilian is said to be now worth £158.4m, just four years after joining Madrid in a £38m move from Flamengo.

Barcelona star Pedri is fourth on the list with a valuation of £115.5m, putting him narrowly ahead of the highest-ranked English player, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, who is said to be worth £114.3m.

Another England international, Manchester City’s Phil Foden, is sixth with an estimated worth of £106m.

He is followed by Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong (£96.2m), Liverpool’s Luis Diaz (£94m) and City defender Ruben Dias (£93.7m), with Barcelona forward Ferran Torres (£93.6m) rounding off the top 10.

In total, there are five England internationals in the top 20, with Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka also ranked highly. Check out the top 20 below:

1. Kylian Mbappe – PSG and France (£175.7m)

2. Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid and Brazil (£158.4m)

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3. Erling Haaland – Manchester City and Norway (£130.4m)

4. Pedri – Barcelona and Spain (£115.5m)

5. Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund and England (£114.3m)

Jude Bellingham is the highest-ranked English player (Image: PA)

6. Phil Foden – Manchester City and England (£106m)

7. Frenkie de Jong – Barcelona and Netherlands (£96.2m)

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8. Luis Diaz – Liverpool and Colombia (£94m)

9. Ruben Dias – Manchester City and Spain (£93.7m)

10. Ferran Torres – Barcelona and Spain (£93.6m)

11. Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan and Argentina (£91.2m)

12. Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich and Germany (£90m)

13. Jadon Sancho – Manchester United and England (£88.2m)

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14. Mason Mount – Chelsea and England (£85.7m)

15. Bukayo Saka – Arsenal and England (£85.7m)

16. Josko Gvardiol – RB Leipzig and Croatia (£85.3m)

17. Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United and Portugal (£83.6m)

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18. Nicolo Barella – Inter Milan and Italy (£81.1m)

19. Kai Havertz – Chelsea and Germany (£80m)

20. Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid and Portugal (£77.6m)

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

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