Reigning Golden Ball Lionel Messi did not make the top 20 most expensive players in the world, while Cristiano Ronaldo was not in the top 50. The market value statistics by experts of the CIES Football Observatory data in Switzerland.
Messi & Ronaldo no longer the expensive transfer target although still attractive
Each year CIES published this list 2 times and the value of the players is based on age, qualifications, position play, plus all the interest of the club for them and the economic situation the managing of the team. This list was published in January when the transfer window Winter open, and now CIES published a second list based on the time of summer market opening (although currently closed due Covid-19).
Like the list in January, Kylian and under CIES Mbappe lead he would not leave Paris Saint-Germain at prices below the 259.2 million euros. Mbappe a lot of clubs interested but PSG has huge resources should the price of the French star is also huge.
In second place is the City's Raheem Sterling, England striker had 194.7 million euros and the price Man City can not attend the European Cup made by UEFA punishment for his attention increased significantly leading to higher prices. Jadon Sancho, winger caps Dortmund, No. 3 in the absence of the young referee, but also many clubs attention.
Top 10 most expensive players under CIES
List of CIES clear potential err on the side rather than the transfer value of a player and after the top 3 is fairly large list of players likely to turn the club into the future. Trent Alexander-Arnold (171.1 million euros) and Marcus Rashford (152.3 million euros) before Mohamed Salah rating (144.9) and Sadio Mané (139.2) by two talented British were younger.
And not necessarily young to stand high on the list. Antoine Griezmann ranked 8th with 136.4 million euros worth simply because of the possibility he left Barcelona is quite high even though he was 29 years old. 2 remaining players of the top 10 is Alphonso Davies and Harry Kane can also break up Bayern Munich & Tottenham in the future.
Lionel Messi ranked No. 22 with a value of 100 million euros, still very high but his loyalty to Barca career and elderly were not many clubs that pursued him. Ronaldo has only 62.8 million euros when the price was 35 years old and likely will split up football after time in Juventus. The downgrade of them are great because Messi still standing in January 8th with 125.5 million euros worth standing 49th and Ronaldo with 80.3 million euros price.