Kylian Mbappe named world's most valuable player amid Liverpool transfer speculation

By Mirror: Tuesday, January 7th 2020 at 18:31 GMT +3 | Football
Kylian Mbappe of PSG. [Courtesy]

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has been named the most valuable player in the world.

Mbappe, 21, is having another remarkable season with Paris Saint-Germain and has scored 18 times in all competitions.

The France World Cup winner continues to be linked with a transfer through amid reported interest from Liverpool and Real Madrid.

But if his transfer valuation is anything to go by, they will have to cough up a world-record fee to land him.

CIES Football Observatory have taken a look at the most valuable players in each of Europe's top five leagues - Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.

He finishes ahead of England and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling (£190m) and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (£149m).

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England trio Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho and Raheem Sterling make the cut. [Courtesy]

Fellow Anfield hero Sadio Mane also finishes in the top five alongside Jadon Sancho.

The value of English players is represented in the list with Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Trent Alexander-Arnold all in the top 15.

Liverpool's success on the pitch is also reflected with Alisson ranked as the most valuable goalkeeper (£74m) while Virgil van Dijk takes top spot for central defenders (£79m).

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with Sadio Mane. [Courtesy]

Most valuable players

10. Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan) - £99m

9. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) - £105m

8. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - £107m

7. Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) - £114m

6. Harry Kane ( Tottenham ) - £129m

5. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) - £132m

4. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) - £144m

3. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - £150m

2. Raheem Sterling (Man City) - £190m

1. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) - £226m

Notable others

James Maddison ( Leicester ) - £96m

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) - £95m

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) - £94m

Richarlison ( Everton ) - £89m

Tammy Abraham ( Chelsea ) - £88m

Mason Mount (Chelsea) - £80m

Nicolas Pepe ( Arsenal ) - £80m

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) - £79m


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