The 10 United States footballers with the highest price tag

FT Desk
FT Desk
  • 24 Feb 2022 16:19 GMT
  • 3 min read
Christian Pulisic, Chelsea, 2021/22
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Christian Pulisic is the highest-valued United States footballer.

The flying winger was one of the world’s highest-rated teenagers just a few years ago when he broke through at Borussia Dortmund.

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Chelsea won the race to sign ‘Captain America’ in the summer of 2019 for an estimated €64 million. Now 23 years of age, Pulisic hasn’t quite set the Premier League on fire, with our valuation slightly decreased at €50.7m.

But what other American players feature in the top 10?

FootballTransfers' transfer valuations are calculated in collaboration with SciSports, a world-leading football analytics agency that assesses the relative transfer valuations of over 60,000 professional footballers worldwide. SciSports use multiple data points including current and potential ability, contract length, form, age, and other crucial factors.


In second place is Sergino Dest. The right-back became one of the plethora of young talents to be produced by the Ajax academy, joining Barcelona at the beginning of last season. He is valued at €49.3m.

Dortmund clearly have a knack for unearthing young American talents, as the second third-valued player on our list is Black and Yellow sensation Giovanni Reyna.

Recently given the No.7 shirt at the club after Jadon Sancho left for Manchester United, the 19-year-old is already an established player in Germany and is valued at €47m on our list.

Tyler Adams is the fourth-highest valued United States player, with the RB Leipzig midfielder valued at €34.5m. Despite naturally playing in the middle of the pitch, Adams has often shown his versatility by playing in forward positions and occupying different roles in midfield.

1. Christian PulisicChelsea€50.7m
2. Sergino DestBarcelona€49.3m
3. Giovanni ReynaDortmund€47m
4. Tyler AdamaRB Leipzig€34.5m
5. Weston McKennieJuventus€31.3m
6. Josh SargentNorwich€25.8m
7. Brenden AaronsonRB Salzburg€19.5m
8. Timothy WeahLille€16.2m
9. Matthew HoppeMallorca€14.3m
10. Konrad de la FuentaMarseille€11.1m

Weston McKennie joined Juventus two summers ago from Schalke and went on to be one of the shining lights in a difficult season for the Old Lady. His €31.3m valuation is fifth-highest in our list.

In sixth is Josh Sargent of Norwich. The 21-year-old recently broken through in Germany, playing 32 times in the Bundesliga for Werder last season, scoring five goals. He is valued at €25.8m - significantly more than Norwich signed him for,

Close behind him in seventh comes Brenden Aaronson. The 21-year-old RB Salzburg midfielder is valued at €19.5m, while Lille's Timothy Weah comes in eighth with a valuation of €16.2m.

There is only one American on our list who plies his trade in Spain and that is Mallorca striker Matthew Hoppe. He is valued at €14.3m.

Konrad de la Fuente is valued at €11.1m

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