Erling Haaland has not made his debut for Man City and has not played in the Premier League, but according to CIES, he is the most expensive player in this tournament.
The International Center for Sports Studies CIES (CIES Football Observatory) has published a list of the most valuable players in the world. The organization calculates the transfer value of a player based on many factors, including salary, performance, and remaining time on the contract.
According to CIES, Erling Haaland is the third most expensive player in the world but is ranked first in the Premier League with a transfer value of 130.1 million pounds, more than double the price of 51.2 million pounds that Man City paid Dortmund to bring him to the Etihad.
Behind Haaland is Phil Foden with £106 million. Meanwhile, Luis Díaz (£94m) and Rúben Dias (£93.7m) respectively ranked next.
However, Phil Foden is not the most expensive English player. That position belongs to Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham with 114.3 million pounds.
In the list of 100 most valuable players, England has 18 players, more than any other country.
The Premier League is also the league with the most players with 41 players. Man City captain Kevin De Bruyne (£48.9m) is the oldest player on this list. Meanwhile, Barcelona midfielder Gavi is the youngest player.
At the top is PSG’s Kylian Mbappe when valued at £ 175.7 million. Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior ranked second.
Top 20 most valuable players in the world
1. Kylian Mbappe – PSG and the French team (£175.7 million)
2. Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team (£158.4m)
3. Erling Haaland – Manchester City and the Norwegian national team (£130.1m)
4. Pedri – Barcelona and Spain national team (£115.5m)
5. Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund and the England national team (£114.3m)
6. Phil Foden – Manchester City and England national team (£106m)
7. Frenkie de Jong – Barcelona and the Netherlands national team (£96.2m)
8. Luis Diaz – Liverpool and Colombia national team (£94m)
9. Ruben Dias – Manchester City and Spain national team (£93.7m)
10. Ferran Torres – Barcelona and Spain national team (£93.6m)
11. Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan and Argentina national team (£91.2m)
12. Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich and the German national team (£90m)
13. Jadon Sancho – Manchester United and England national team (£88.2m)
14. Mason Mount – Chelsea and England national team (£85.7m)
15. Bukayo Saka – Arsenal and England national team (£85.7m)
16. Josko Gvardiol – RB Leipzig and Croatia national team (£85.3m)
17. Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United and the Portugal national team (£83.6m)
18. Nicolo Barella – Inter Milan and Italy national team (£81.1m)
19. Kai Havertz – Chelsea and Germany national team (£80m)
20. Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid and Portugal national team (£77.6m)