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World’s most costly players announced with Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood in top 10

World’s most costly players announced with Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood in top 10

According to a recent study, Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood are among the top ten most expensive footballers in the world.

The young duo, who play for Manchester rivals City and United, are regarded as two of English football’s hottest prospects, with both expected to have successful careers.

CIES Football Observatory estimates Foden and Greenwood are each worth well over £100 million due to their talent and potential.

They join England teammate Jude Bellingham in the rankings, which also include Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland and Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior at the top.

But the Manchester stars can still brag about their estimated transfer values, with Foden’s being €152.6 million (£127 million), putting him second on the list behind Vinicius.

Meanwhile, CIES claim that luring Greenwood away from Old Trafford would require a bid in the region of €133.9 million (£111 million).

Bellingham, who is still only 18 years old, comes in second place with a valuation of €130.1 million (£108 million).

Gareth Southgate will be hoping that all three players can become pillars of the national team in the coming years, with Greenwood being the only one who did not play in the European Championships last summer, despite the Three Lions reaching the final.

And, despite a blistering start to the season in which he scored in three consecutive Premier League games, the United academy graduate is not having the best of times with his club.

The 20-year-old was subbed off again by interim manager Ralf Rangnick during Sunday’s 1-0 loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

It drew boos from the Old Trafford crowd, with Greenwood’s performance – which lasted until the 60th minute – a rare bright spot in an otherwise drab performance.

Foden’s club career has also seen a recent hiccup, with manager Pep Guardiola dropping the midfielder due to his antics over the holiday season.

After being spotted partying the night before, he and fellow City playmaker Jack Grealish reportedly arrived at training looking worse for wear after their 7-0 win over Leeds United.

CIES’ top 20 most expensive players in the world:

  1. Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid (€166m)
  2. Phil Foden – Manchester City (€152.6m)
  3. Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund (€142.5m)
  4. Mason Greenwood – Manchester United (€133.9m)
  5. Florian Wirtz – Bayer Leverkusen (€133m)
  6. Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund (€130.1m)
  7. Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich (€122.3m)
  8. Ruben Dias – Manchester City (€120.5m)
  9. Pedri Gonzalez -Barcelona (€118m)
  10. Frenkie de Jong – Barcelona (€115.2m)
  11. Jadon Sancho – Manchester United (€115m)
  1. Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United (€113.9m)
  2. Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool (€112.8m)
  3. Mason Mount – Chelsea (€108.9m)
  4. Achraf Hakimi – Paris Saint-Germain (€108.2m)
  5. Reece James – Chelsea (€108m)
  6. Bukayo Saka – Arsenal (€103m)
  7. Leroy Sane – Bayern Munich (€102.4m)
  8. Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich (€101.7m)
  9. Kai Havertz – Chelsea (€101.2m)

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