Kane in the Top 3 of worlds most valuable players

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Dom Le Roy

A BBC Sport article says Harry Kane is the third most valuable player in world football according to a new study.

CIES’ Football Observatory says our Harry is worth €194.7m euros (£172.65m), with only Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 25, and Barcelona’s superstar Lionel Messi, 30.

The article adds that our England forward, 24, scored 56 goals for club and country last year, making him the top scorer in Europe.

It goes on to say that Kane’s fellow Spurs and England team-mate Dele Alli, 21, is sixth on the list and the second-highest Premier League player.

CIES’ projected transfer values (in euros)
1. Neymar (PSG) – 213m
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 202.2m
3. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 194.7m
4. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – 192.5m
5. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) – 174.6m
6. Dele Alli (Tottenham) – 171.3m
7. Kevin de Bruyne (Man City) – 167.8m
8. Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd) – 164.8m
9. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – 150.2m
10. Paul Pogba (Man Utd) – 147.5m

It adds that CIES’ Football Observatory calculated the values of players in the top five European leagues using age, position, contract duration, performance and international status adding that
Manchester City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne, 26, Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Paul Pogba, both 24, are the other England-based players to make the top 10.

Other notable names on this list include Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, named the world’s best male player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards, is 49th on the list and valued at 80.4m euros (£71.29m) and New Barcelona signing Philippe Coutinho is 16th on the list, with the 25-year-old playmaker valued £33m below what the La Liga giants paid for him.

Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 25, is the highest-valued goalkeeper at 96m euros (£85.13m) and 24-year-old Samuel Umtiti the most expensive defender at 101m euros (£89.56m).
Juventus’ 24-year-old striker Paulo Dybala (£155.18m) heads the Serie A rankings, while Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, 29, (£94.88m) tops the Bundesliga players.

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