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08th Jan 2018

Study reveals Harry Kane is world’s third-most valuable footballer behind Neymar and Lionel Messi

Matthew Gault


The Tottenham striker’s price has shot up after an outstanding 2017.

Harry Kane is the third most valuable player in world football, according to a new study conducted by CIES’ Football Observatory.

According to the findings, Kane is worth a staggering €194.7million, placing him behind only Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The England international enjoyed a breathtakingly prolific 2017 for club and country, scoring 56 goals to establish him as one of the world’s deadliest strikers.

The 24-year-old has been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid and, according to this study, it would take a fee to rival the €220m PSG paid to prise Neymar away from Barcelona.

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe (€192.5m) is fourth on the list while Juventus’ Paulo Dybala (€174.6m) rounds out the top five.

While it’s unwise to take studies like these as gospel, the players’ values have been determined using a variety of key factors including age, position, contract duration, performance and international status.

The Premier League has five players in the top ten, with Tottenham’s Dele Alli (€171.3m), Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (€167.8m) and Manchester United duo Romelu Lukaku (€164.8m) and Paul Pogba (€147.5m) featuring alongside Antoine Griezmann (€150.2m) of Atletico Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo is way down at 49th on the list, with the Real Madrid forward currently valued at €80.4m. Leroy Sane, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling are 11th, 12th and 13th respectively, while Philippe Coutinho, who this week sealed a €160m transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona, is 16th at €123m meaning that, according to these figures, the La Liga club  considerably overspent to sign the Brazilian.

You can see the full top 100 at the Football Observatory website.

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