Neymar Most Valuable Player in Euro-CIES Football Observatory Study

تم نشره في Mon 16 January / Jan 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Neymar's buy-out clause is 200m euros

Neymar is the most valuable player in Europe - worth about GBP216 million - according to a new study which values 10 players at more than EUR100 million.

The Barcelona striker is ahead of team-mate Lionel Messi, who is valued by academics at GBP149m.

The only England players in the top 10 are Tottenham duo Harry Kane (worth GBP122 million) and Dele Alli (GBP96 million).

Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United for a record GBP89m in the summer, is worth GBP136.4 million.

The study has been carried out by a team of academics from the CIES Football Observatory, using a transfer value algorithm.

They have calculated the value using criteria that includes player performance and characteristics, such as age and length of contract.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the Ballon d'Or winner and FIFA's world's best player, is seventh on the list at GBP111 million, with Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale 14th and valued at GBP73.8 million, less than the GBP85.3 million he cost the La Liga side in 2013.

Pogba is the only player in the top five not based in Spain, with Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann third at GBP132 million and Barcelona's Luis Suarez fifth (GBP127 million).

There are 42 Premier League players in the top 100 including Chelsea's Eden Hazard (GBP89 million), Manchester United's Anthony Martial (GBP81 million), Manchester City's Raheem Sterling (GBP75 million) and Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (GBP45 million).

West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio makes the list at 100, with a value of GBP31 million.