Kylian Mbappe named world’s most valuable player by leading study after snubbing Real Madrid

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A study into the world’s most valuable players has placed Kylian Mbappe head and shoulders above the competition.

Paris Saint-Germain have secured the French striker on a new three-year contract after he turned down Real Madrid, increasing his worth in the numbers crunched by CIES Football Observatory.

The formula takes into account several factors such as on-pitch performance, age and length of contract meaning Mbappe signing on the dotted line has rocketed his value.

Mbappe is rated at £175million by the study, ahead of Real striker and Champions League final matchwinner Vinicius Junior at £158m.

Incoming Manchester City striker Erling Haaland tops the Premier League’s most valuable players and completes the podium of stars from Europe’s top five leagues, at £129.5m - which is significantly more than the champions paid for him.

Pedri of Barcelona (£115m) and Jude Bellingham (£113.5m) make up the top five with Phil Foden (£105m), Liverpool winger Luis Diaz (£93.5m) and Ruben Dias (£93m) also featuring in the top ten.

Premier League players make up 41 of the 100 most-valuable and that number could grow this summer as clubs target several expensive acquisitions.

Chelsea and Tottenham target Josko Gvardiol, currently at RB Leipzig, is rated as the second most-valuable centre-back at £85m and behind only City’s Dias.

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