The Top 6 most valuable players in world football

Transfer fees dominate world football nowadays, and the figures paid for players only seems to be rising each year. With some promising young players breaking through on the world’s biggest stage in recent years, you might be somewhat surprised with who has made the top-six most valuable players according to Transfermarkt. We’ll take a look at the top-five, and how much they’re worth. 

1= Erling Haaland – £155.3m

Unsurprisingly, Erling Haaland is top of the joint-top of the pile when it comes to the most valuable players in world football right now. The Manchester City forward has scored goals for fun in the Premier League, despite some fans predicting that he wouldn’t be able to follow up his impressive record at Borussia Dortmund. 

He’s arguably priceless to Manchester City at this moment in time, and he’s a player that is likely to win a considerable amount of trophies for Pep Guardiola’s side moving forwards. 

1= Kylian Mbappe – £155.3m

Mbappe’s future with PSG has been up in the air in recent months, but that hasn’t stopped him from being the joint most valuable player in the world. The Frenchman has been hugely impressive for club and country since he burst onto the scene with AS Monaco, and has netted 220 goals in 269 appearances for PSG in all competitions, which certainly justifies a hefty price tag. 

Mbappe has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid in recent months, and it’ll be interesting to see whether they’re willing to meet PSG’s demands to land his signature anytime soon. 

If you’re a keen bettor, then you could be tempted by the odds on Mbappe to finish as the top goalscorer in the Champions League for the 2023/24 season. BonusCodeBets have revealed that Sky Bet have priced Mbappe at 9/2 to finish as the top goalscorer in this competition. Below, you’ll find the betting odds with this operator for the rest of the expected frontrunners. 

  • Erling Haaland @ 7/4
  • Harry Kane @ 3/1
  • Robert Lewandowski @ 10/1
  • Julian Alvarez @ 14/1
  • Gabriel Jesus @ 16/1
  • Joao Felix @ 16/1
  • Jude Bellingham @ 20/1

Odds displayed are correct as of 12:15 pm, Thursday 12th October 2023. Odds are subject to change. 

  1. Vinicius Junior – £130.5m

The young Brazilian has been brilliant with Real Madrid in recent seasons, and at the age of 23, he’s still got plenty of room to improve in the future. Vinicius Junior has scored 62 goals and been on hand to provide 65 assists in 232 appearances for Real Madrid, and he’ll be hoping to add to that tally in the future. 

He’s worth a sizeable amount of money, and he’ll be key to any potential successes that the Spanish giants have in the future. 

4= Jude Bellingham – £103.6m 

Where do we start with Jude Bellingham? The midfielder has had a rapid rise to the very top of world football, and is destined for greatness both on a domestic and international level in the near future. He started off at Birmingham City, before making the move to Borussia Dortmund. He went from strength to strength with the German side, before making the move to Real Madrid. 

Bellingham has certainly hit the ground running with Real Madrid, and has 

ten goals in as many games for them, and he’ll be eager to build on this hugely impressive start moving forwards.

4= Bukayo Saka – £103.6m

Saka has been the key man for Arsenal in recent months, as they begin to turn themselves into serious title challengers alongside Manchester City. Saka has been a constant threat for the Gunners in wide areas, and he’ll be hoping that he can play a starring role for England in the upcoming European Championships which are set to take place next summer. It’s unsurprising to see him featured in the top-six most valuable players, as he’s got age on his side, and is performing at the top of his game right now. 

4= Victor Osimhen – £103.6m

The Napoli forward has had off-field troubles with the club in recent months, but seems to be behind them nowadays, which will be pleasing for the club’s supporters. Osimhen has caught the eye with  strong performances since signing for the Italian giants, and has scored 65 goals in 111 appearances for Napoli, and it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see other clubs registering their interest in landing his signature either in the January transfer window, or summer transfer window.