The 10 Argentina footballers with the highest price tag

Carlo Garganese

Lionel Messi is incredibly still the highest valued Argentine player in football, but who else rivals him from his homeland?

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Despite recently turning 34 and officially being a free agent after his Barcelona contract expired at the end of June, Messi is still the highest valued footballer from Argentina.

In reality, Messi has agreed to re-sign for Barcelona and the deal will become official once the club juggles its financial accounts.

The Copa America’s market value is €74.8m, demonstrating what an incredible player he still is at his age.

In second place is Lautaro Martinez, who has emerged as one of the best young attackers over the past few years at Inter.

Lautaro Martinez, Inter

Lautaro Martinez, Inter

Lautaro played a key role in the Nerazzurri winning their first Scudetto in 11 years last season and his price tag is €68.7m.

Completing the podium is a former Inter striker in Mauro Icardi. The controversial striker has now always found it easy at PSG, but his ability to find the back of the net means he is valued at €45.8m.

Next up is another Argentine who had a difficult 2020-21 season in Paulo Dybala. Nevertheless, the Juventus attacker is still one of the most naturally gifted support strikers in the world and is valued at €42.5m.

In fifth position is Atletico Madrid attacker Angel Correa. Able to play in a number of different forward positions, Correa is valued at €39.2m.

That is the exact same price that is given to Sevilla frontman Lucas Ocampos.

In seventh is an Atletico Madrid newboy Rodrigo De Paul. The central midfielder lit up the Copa America and was arguably the best player in his position in Serie A last season. He is valued at €34.9m.

Rodrigo De Paul at Udinese, 2020-21

Rodrigo De Paul at Udinese, 2020-21

At €33.8m is Atalanta centre back Cristian Romero. The hardman is currently in negotiations to sign for Tottenham and is considered one of the best youngsters in his position.

Completing the top 10 is Joaquin Correa at €28.3m and Giovani Lo Celso at €27.5m.