Lionel Messi far from top spot on most valuable player list

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For many, Leo Messi is the best player in the world, arguably the best of all time, but he is not in the most valuable player list.

With football across Europe suspended, the transfer market has come into focus once again and a number of big names are tipped for summer moves.

According to Transfermarkt, the Argentine only makes it to eighth place of the most valuable player list, with a host of stars from the Bundesliga, the Premier League and Ligue 1 in and around the Barcelona superstar.

10. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona). 120 million euros

The Frenchman is valued at 120 million euros, which is exactly what Barcelona paid Atletico Madrid last summer.

9. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund). 120 million euros

The Borussia Dortmund winger is one of the most promising players in the world, with two impressive seasons with the German club after leaving Manchester City.

He will undoubtedly be one of the most sought after players in the summer and Dortmund can expect to cash in big on the young Englishman.

8. Leo Messi (Barcelona). 140 million euros

With a minimum fee release clause of 700 million euros yet the right to leave for free in the summer, Messi is valued at a mere 140 million euros.

7. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City). 150 million euros

One of Pep Guardiola’s most important players at Manchester City, and key in defeating Real Madrid recently, takes seventh place.

6. Harry Kane (Tottenham). 150 million euros

Tottenham and England’s talisman has been one of the most lethal strikers in the world for the last five years, which shoots him up to joint fifth place in the rankings.

5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). 150 million euros

After a fine few years at Liverpool, Salah is also ranked at 150 million euros just like Premier League rival Kane, though it remains to be seen whether his value dips following the Reds’ Champions League exit.

4. Sadio Mane (Liverpool). 150 million euros

Another player who has been in irresistible form under Jurgen Klopp as they look certain to claim the Premier League title is a worthy member of the top five.

3. Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain). 160 million euros

Despite being in the top three, the PSG superstar’s value has dropped since his move from Barcelona in 2017, though a handful of clubs would be more than willing to snap him up.

2. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City). 160 million euros

The English winger is valued at the same amount as Neymar and, with a two-year European ban hanging over Manchester City, a move away from the Etihad Stadium is not unthinkable despite his 160 million euro valuation.

1. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). 200 million euros

The leader of the most valuable player list is France’s golden boy, and by some distance. At just 21 years old, he has won the World Cup and scores goals for fun in Ligue 1, yet there is plenty more to come from PSG’s electric frontman.

Source: Marca.com

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