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The top 25 most valuable players on the planet, featuring 13 Premier League stars

The CIES Observatory have done some number crunching to work out the estimated transfer values

Ever wondered who really is the most valuable player in world football right now?

We can debate the topic as much as we want, but how about some actual science to prove just who is top of the pops?

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Luckily that’s where the CIES Observatory come in.

Paul Pogba might be the most expensive player on the planet, but in their meticulous research he doesn’t even make the top five.

Sorry Paul, it’s not you

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Sorry Paul, it’s not you

But what’s taken into consideration to establish their findings?

Well the factors involved are the performance of both players and their clubs, international status, contract, age and position.

And according to their research, Barcelona superstar Neymar leads the way – and by quite some distance.

Neymar tops the charts

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Neymar tops the charts

The Brazil icon is valued at €210.7m, way ahead of Tottenham duo Dele Alli (€155.1m) and Harry Kane (€153.6m) who make up the top three.

In fact, a massive 13 Premier League stars make up the top 25 and seven top flight English clubs are represented.

See the full list below, with their valuation in pounds in brackets:

Neymar – Barcelona (185m)

Dele Alli – Tottenham (137m)

Harry Kane – Tottenham (135m)

Kane finished the Premier League season with back to back hat-tricks

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Kane finished the Premier League season with back to back hat-tricks

Lionel Messi – Barcelona (134m)

Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid (132m)

Luis Suarez – Barcelona (124m)

Paul Pogba – Manchester United (119m)

Gonzalo Higuain – Juventus (106m)

Higuain didn’t show up in the Champions League final though

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Higuain didn’t show up in the Champions League final though

Eden Hazard – Chelsea (104m)

Paulo Dybala – Juventus (102m)

Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid (99m)

Kevin de Bruyne – Manchester City (98m)

Romelu Lukaku – Everton (93m)

Lukaku will likely garner a huge fee to leave Everton this summer

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Lukaku will likely garner a huge fee to leave Everton this summer

Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich (89m)

Raheem Sterling – Manchester City (87m)

Yannick Carrasco – Atletico Madrid (86m)

Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal (85m)

Kylian Mbappe – Monaco (82m)

Mbappe is the most in demand teenager in the world

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Mbappe is the most in demand teenager in the world

Ousmane Dembele – Borussi Dortmund (77m)

Roberto Firmino – Liverpool (75m)

Eric Dier – Tottenham (75m)

Diego Costa – Chelsea (74m)

Edinson Cavani – PSG (73m)

Christian Eriksen – Tottenham (73m)

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