Ranking the 10 most expensive players in the Premier League

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Liverpool (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Liverpool and Manchester City stars unsurprisingly dominate the list

CIES Football Observatory released an enticing compilation of the world’s most valuable stars this week. PSG ace Kylian Mbappe tops the list with an estimated worth of €259.2 million, followed closely by Premier League players such as Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.

The study also revealed that 22 players from Europe’s top five leagues are worth €100 million or more, including Lionel Messi, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo, mostly owing to his age, is only estimated to be valued at €62.8 million.

Premier League is naturally the dominant force with 10 of the top 20 most valuable stars plying their trade in the English top-tier. So here, let’s take a look at each of those players:

#10 Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – €104.9 million

The Red Devils appear to have found the panacea to all their midfield woes in Bruno Fernandes, who’s left little to the imagination since arriving at Old Trafford in January. He has slotted into United’s plans seamlessly, and also taken to his new surroundings by storm, contributing seven goals in just nine games in all competitions, whilst also creating numerous chances. Its no coincidence that United haven’t lost a single game since his debut. Fernandes is also expected to play a crucial part in Portugal’s defence of European title next year.

#9 Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – €113.1 million

Even though he hasn’t displaced Sergio Aguero in the starting XI yet, Jesus has nevertheless been an excellent understudy to the Argentine hitman. This season too, he’s been prolific and remains well on course to post his best ever tally. He has struck 18 times from 39 games, 10 of which have come in the Premier League. Jesus also helped Brazil to the Copa America trophy last year, netting in the semi-finals and finals, and at only 23, is set to lead the line for the Canaries for years to come.

#8 Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – €115 million

Like many others, Silva too have elevated his game under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage at the Etihad, even thrusting himself into Ballon d’Or conversations last year after breaking into the top 30 nominations. Intelligent, technically gifted, and supremely versatile, the Portuguese ace is one of the best playmakers around and has already clocked 143 appearances for the Skyblues since arriving in 2017, a testament to his importance to the squad whilst also becoming a key player in the Seleccao‘s vanguard too.