2 former Newcastle players make list of 50 highest valued players in Europe
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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