The last CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post before the summer break presents the top 100 estimated transfer values for players worldwide.
Thanks to his fresh three-year contract extension with Paris St-Germain, Kylian Mbappé (€206M) is back at the top of the list.
The French world champion outranks the previous leader and recent Champions League winner Vinícius Júnior (€185M), as well as the new Manchester City striker Erling Haaland (€153M).
The Portuguese Rúben Dias has the greatest estimated transfer value for a centre back: €110M. Gianluigi Donnarumma (€74M) tops the table for goalkeepers, Trent Alexander-Arnold (€87M) for full backs and Pedri González (€135M) for midfielders.
Benfica’s striker Darwin Núñez (47th, €70M) has the highest valuation for non-big-5 league players.
The 30-year-old Kevin de Bruyne (76th, €57) is the oldest player in the top 100, while 17-year-old Pablo Gavi (73rd, €58M) is the youngest one.
English Premier League clubs dominate the ranking with 41 representatives in the top 100.
Transfer value estimate intervals for all big-5 league footballers are available for free here.
More information on the CIES Football Observatory approach to assess the transfer value of professional football players on a scientific basis is available in this freshly published peer-reviewed paper.
About the CIES Football Observatory
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