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Rashford, Alexander-Arnold, Sterling: TOP 10 most valuable players in Europe by CIES

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Man Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson saves at the feet of Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Semi Final match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on January 6, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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CIES Football Observatory algorithm presented the traditional biannual list of the most valuable players in the top-5 leagues of Europe. The independent research group releases a list, ranking players around the world with an exclusive algorithm.

Age, recent performance, contract length, club side and the national team are among the factors taken into account. Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has been named the world’s most valuable player. 

Marcus Rashford – Market Value: €165m 

Manchester United forward is now the most valuable player of Europe. The England international is tied down at Old Trafford until 2024, but the study suggests United would receive a windfall were they to cash in on the England international.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United reacts to scoring a goal
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Erling Haaland- Market Value: €152m

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is second in Europe. Haaland is currently one of the greatest players as he has scored 17 goals and has created 3 assists in 15 games for the Bundesliga side. His deal with the club runs out until 2024.

Manchester City fans hijack Erling Haaland tweet with expected demand
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Trent Alexander-Arnold- Market Value: €151.6m 

Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold completes the top 3 of the most valuable players. The England international’s deal with the Reds expires in 2024 and if Jurgen Klopp decides to sell him, they will get a huge amount of money. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool in action
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Bruno Fernandes- Market Value: €151.1m

Manchester United signed Bruno Fernandes last January on €55.00m deal. Now, according to CIES, his market value is €151.1m. The Portugal international’s deal with the club expires in 2025. 

Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on December 15, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
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Kylian Mbappe- Market Value: €149.4m

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is the fifth most valuable player in Europe. He has scored 14 goals and has created 7 assists in 19 games so far. His deal with the French outfit expires in 2022.

PSG Star Kylian Mbappe
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Jadon Sancho- Market Value: €148.3m

Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho is also amongst the most valuable players. The England international has long been linked with a move to Manchester United, however, his price tag has been stumbling block for the deal to be completed. His contract with the Bundesliga side expires in 2023. 

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Borussia Dortmund and SC Paderborn on August 28, 2020 in Dortmund, Germany
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Joao Felix- Market Value: €141.5m

Atletico Madrid youngster Joao Felix is another star who has been included in CIES’ list. The Portuguese player has scored eight goals and has provided four assists in 21 games so far this season. His deal expires in 2026. 

Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix celebrating goal with Luis Suarez
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Alphonso Davies- Market Value: €139.2m

Bayern Munich player Alphonso Davies is also on the list. The player has registered one assist in 12 outings for the German club, however, he continues to be one of the best players in the current football. His deal expires in 2025. 

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 19: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Alphonso Davies of Bayern Muenchen controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Muenchen at BayArena on December 19, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
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Raheem Sterling – Market Value: €136.9m

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling continues to be in the list of the most valuable players in Europe. The England international has scored seven goals and has created 8 assists in his 23 games for City. His deal with the club expires in 2023.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Man Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson saves at the feet of Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Semi Final match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on January 6, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
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Kai Havertz- Market Value: €136.0m

Havertz joined Chelsea in the summer transfer window for an €80.00m. He is now the 10th most valuable player in Europe. He has scored four goals and has created five assists in 21 games. His deal with the club expires in 2025.

Kai Havertz of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea
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