Man Utd star overtakes Mbappe as most valuable player, Liverpool man in third

Date published: Wednesday 6th January 2021 1:18 - Matthew Briggs

Kylian Mbappe PSG

Kylian Mbappe’s transfer value has dropped by a staggering €110m in just seven months, while Marcus Rashford is now the most expensive player in world football, according to a survey.

In June last year the Paris Saint-Germain sensation, who has been linked with Real Madrid and Liverpool, was valued at €234m by the CIES Football Observatory algorithm.

The 22-year-old and was the considered the most expensive player in the world. Fast forward seven months though and his value has plummeted to €149.4m – a drop of around €85m.

Football, like the world economy, has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

However, Rashford MBE has not seen his value hindered by Covid-19. Incredibly the United man, who has done so much work helping underprivileged children get free school meals all year around, has seen his value rocket.

Rashford, 23, under contract until 2023, with the option of another 12 months, is valued at €165.6m. That makes him the most valuable player on the planet after seeing his value rise from €148.9m in June.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is the third most valuable player in the world, despite his recent lack of form.

Alexander-Arnold was hooked in the 1-0 defeat to Southampton this week, but the report claims the local lad is worth €151.6m.

Dortmund forward Erling Haaland is the second most expensive player in the world at €152.0m.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo sit as the 97th and 131st most expensive players in world football. Their ages and short contracts mean they are well down the algorithm.

Top 20 most expensive footballers in the world – CIES Football Observatory, January 2021

Marcus Rashford, Manchester United – €165.6m

Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund – €152.0m

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool – €151.6m

Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United – €151.1m

Kylian Mbappe, Paris saint-Germain – €149.4m

Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund – €148.3m

Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid – €141.5m

Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich – €139.2m

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City – €136.9m

Kai Havertz, Chelsea – €136.0m

Timo Werner, Chelsea – €135.1m

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool – €134.0m

Ruben Dias, Manchester City – €126.8m

Sadio Mane, Liverpool – €123.8m

Bukayo Saka, Arsenal – €116.2m

Achraf Hakimi, Inter Milan – €113.7m

Mason Mount, Chelsea – €109.3m

Ansu Fati, Barcelona – €108.4m

Harry Kane, Tottenham – €107.0m

Frenkie De Jong, Barcelona – €105.7m

READ MORE: Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool transfer approach changes as Real Madrid star enters Klopp’s view

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