A list of the highest valued players in Europe has just been published and two one-time Newcastle players feature in the top 50.

It is the CIES Football Observatory who have published the transfer value top 100, which looks at players from the big European leagues in England, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.

The Premier League’s financial strength is shown, with 11 of the 17 most valuable and 30 of the top 50 registered with English top tier clubs.

According to the CIES Football Observatory algorithm, which uses 19 different variables, Harry Kane is now the highest valued player in Europe and indeed the World.

Ronaldo is now 33 and Messi turns 31 later this month, meaning there is now a top three of Kane and then the PSG players Neymar and Mbappe.

Kane is valued at 201.2m euros (approx £177m), with Neymar 195.7m euros (£172m) and Mbappe 186.5m euros (£164m).

The highest estimated values by position were recorded for:

Ederson Moraes (goalkeepers, €104.6 m)

Samuel Umtiti (centre backs, €111.5 m)

Kyle Walker (full backs, 89.8 m)

Saúl Ñíguez (defensive midfielders, €100.5 m)

Kevin de Bruyne (box-to-box midfielders, €167.2 m)

Dele Alli (attacking midfielders, €171.0 m)

Neymar (wingers, €197.5 m)

Harry Kane (centre forwards, €201.2 m).

Included in the list are former Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin at number 45, rated at 83.7m euros (approx £73m).

Whilst one-time NUFC midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is at 48 with a valuation of 80.8m euros (£70m).

The CIES Football Observatory top 100 valued players at the big five European clubs:

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  • Tino11

    The headline reads as if two former Newcastle players have written the list, I reckon ‘included’ would have been better.

    Both former Toon players, whilst vastly improved from their time here still don’t warrant that kind of valuation, especially Thauvin who still hasn’t been tested for a full season in a hard league.

    • Mark Potter

      Wijnaldum, while a good player (and incidentally Milner and Henderson) all looked bang average in the CL Final. There’s no one going to be paying big bucks.

  • Leazes.

    I don’t see Mitrovic in that list…. its obviously flawed.

    • Duh

      he’s not a former player, perhaps the list excludes all existing NUFC players

    • Geordiegiants

      🤣😂🤣😂🤣

  • Ram Kishore

    Who cares about former footballers who didn’t do break a sweat

    • Jimmy_toons

      One wasn’t given much of a chance, the other scored 14 goals from midfield. Do you even support United?

      • Mark Potter

        Wijnaldum actually scored 11 PL goals

        • Jimmy_toons

          Yes you’re right, he got 11 that season and was our top scorer, out-scoring our main strikers from midfield. He’s just finished 3rd top with his team, along with a runners up Champions League medal. He must be asking himself where it all went wrong.

          • Mark Potter

            He did well. And I’m not saying he’s rubbish. Just putting his good season at home with us in context. He’s not worth the amount claimed in the article.

          • Jimmy_toons

            How many do you think are, because I don’t see any?

          • Vodkamagpie

            Maybe if he decided to stay after relegation, he could of figured it out. 11 goals all at home I believe. Will struggle with game time next season with keita and fabino joining their midfield

      • Ram Kishore

        Both aren’t now.. so I stopped worrying about them.. because most of the Mag writers keep saying either Thauvin as a flop by giving him only 6 months and Wijanaldum as a person who didn’t give anything.. I just don’t care about them..
        I care about my present team and players and not about players who didn’t give nothing at all to the club.

        All I do I just not care about them..Which is indeed way better than calling names in worse way by many who post here..
        Yes I don’t like Ashley as a owner he isn’t great but he isn’t the worst one either..

        This is the best rational explanation I could give for a question which wasn’t required at all lol

  • jack

    It’s pretty staggering that Deli Ali (average )is worth more than Kevin de bruyne .Some of this England team are pretty average and people keep bigging them up

  • robbersdog

    Florian Thauvin at number 45, rated at 83.7m euros (approx £73m). Whilst one-time NUFC midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is at 48 with a valuation of 80.8m euros (£70m).

    Mike Ashley will vomit in a pub fireplace when he reads that.

    • thewildchimp

      Well, him relegating us is the reason we lost Wijnaldum, so I hope he chokes a little bit. I don’t rate Wij much, as he usually went missing when things weren’t going great but his skill are definitely Prem level.

  • wheyayeman

    Read it twice now where is Joselu?!

    • Mal

      He’s number 101

  • Mal

    Thauvin higher than Bale. Really.