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03rd Nov 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t even in the top 10 most expensive players on Football Manager 2017

There are six Premier League players in the top 10

Tom Victor

What sort of Football Manager player are you?

Are you the sort who obsesses over tactics? The careerist who looks to take a small club up to the top? Maybe you’re more intent on looking closely at players’ transfer values with a view to overhauling your club each summer.

If you fall into the latter camp, the latest figures from FM17 may come as a surprise.

The players with the highest transfer value on the new game have been revealed – and Cristiano Ronaldo is nowhere to be seen in the top 10.

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF looks dejected after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Malaga CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 26, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

It’s good news for the Premier League, with six of the top 10 playing their football in England’s top flight, though Manchester United’s world record buy Paul Pogba is valued at ‘just’ £54m, the Daily Mirror reports.

That’s just £1m shy of Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Arsenal’s Mesut Özil, while Gareth Bale (£60m) and Neymar (£62m) occupy the top two spots.

The eagle-eyed among you might be asking where the other members of MSN are. Well, Lionel Messi is a lowly eighth, in between Sergio Agüero and Eden Hazard.

Luis Suárez, meanwhile – bought for £75m just over two years ago – has seemingly suffered from ‘driving your new car off the forecourt’ syndrome, losing more than a third of his value to miss out on the top 10 altogether.

Maybe it’s time for a Premier League club to put in a cheeky £50m bid for the Uruguayan, just to see if life imitates art.

GIJON, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 24: Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between Real Sporting de Gijon and FC Barcelona at Estadio El Molinon on September 24, 2016 in Gijon, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Top 10 highest transfer values on Football Manager 17

    1. Neymar – £62m
    2. Gareth Bale – £60m
    3. Mesut Özil – £55m
    4. Kevin de Bruyne – £55m
    5. Paul Pogba – £54m
    6. Robert Lewandowski – £54m
    7. Sergio Agüero – £52m
    8. Lionel Messi – £52m
    9. Eden Hazard – £50m
    10. Alexis Sánchez – £50m.

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