Nigeria duo of Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi have been listed among the most expensive footballers plying their trade across the world.
In the analysis published by The Sun of London,Iwobi with his worth of £62 million earnings, is ranked number 68 in the world, as Ndidi with his £59.6 million is number 77 in the world.
Iwobi, the Everton player is fortunate to be among the recognised players led by French and PSG player, Kylian Mbappe (£226.2m).
According to the report, Mbappe is unsurprisingly the most valuable player on the planet.
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The ten most-valuable footballers on the planet, according to CIES Football Observatory
But incredibly, the priciest midfielder in the world is one-cap England star James Maddison – at £95.5m.
In a topsy-turvy table, Kevin De Bruyne, Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero are all valued at
LESS than Everton winger Iwobi.
But there is positive news for the future of the England team, with four of the top seven
most-valubale players in the world part of the Three Lions set-up.
Raheem Sterling is England’s most expensive at second in the table (£190.1m), with Jadon
Sancho fourth (£143.5m), Harry Kane sixth (£127.9m) and Marcus Rashford seventh (£114.1m).
The valuations were calculated by the CIES Football Observatory – who take more factors than just form and basic stats like goals and clean sheets.
Such things as international caps, contract length, the league they’re playing in, as well
as age are all considered.
If you were to field the strongest possible XI – not the top 11 as most are strikers – it
would be valued at an outrageous £1.21billion.
Argentine and Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi is number eight in the world with his (£106.6m), while Cristiano Ronaldo is 48 with (£68.2m) .