Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford tops the list to become the World’s most valuable player worth £150 million.
Rashford value has skyrocketed on account of a free-scoring season for United as PSG’s star, Kylian Mbappe’s has slumped to fifth place on the list as he enters his last 18 months of his contract.
Mbappe’s value is currently at £135m below Rashford’s £150m as the Borussia Dortmund scoring machine, Erling Haaland lands in the second position with £137.3m valuations. Liverpool’s defender, Trent Alexander Arnold goes fourth with £137m as United’s attacking midfielder, Bruno Fernandes follows at £135.1m.
On to Rashford, the England international has soared this season on account of the 14 goals and seven assists he has racked for United and the fact that Solskjaer’s team can be considered Premier League title contenders for the first time in a while.
The forward is also young, at the age of 23 years, and is contracted to the Old Trafford club until 2023 with the option of a further year.
France International, Mbappe, who is 22 years-old has a similar number of goals and assists record to Rashford this season. However, his value has slightly gone down because he hasn’t yet committed to a long-term PSG contract.
The 20-year-old Haaland on the other hand continues to raise his stock higher after 17 goals for Dortmund this season. The Norwegian will be on-demand this summer with Manchester United and Chelsea among other heavyweight clubs linked with to the youngster.
Alexander-Arnold, 22, is ranked as the world’s most valuable defender off the back of an outstanding couple of years in which Liverpool won the Champions League and then the Premier League.
Fourth-placed Fernandes, meanwhile, has been a revelation for United since he arrived from Sporting Lisbon almost a year ago. The midfielder has contributed 27 goals and 17 assists in 46 matches to transform United into title challengers.
Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho makes the top 10 despite his stuttering form at times this season. He is valued at £134m, ahead of Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix on £127.9m.
Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, and Chelsea’s Kai Havertz close out the top 10 on the CIES list.
Manchester City’s Ederson Moraes is ranked as the most valuable goalkeeper at £71.9m.
With his Barcelona contract into its final six months, Lionel Messi only just scrapes into the top 100 with an estimated value of £48.8m.
But that’s still higher than Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, ranked 131st at £42.5m because of his age and the relatively short time left on his Juventus contract, which runs until June 2022.