The 10 Argentina footballers with the highest price tag

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese 27 Apr 2022 14:46 BST 3 min read
Lionel Messi with 2021 Copa America gold medal

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi may still be one of the best players in the world but he's no longer the most valuable Argentina player plying his trade in the game today.

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Despite turning 34 and joining Paris-Saint German in the summer, Messi has now had to step off his perch and move into second place in the list of highest valued footballers from Argentina.

The Copa America winner’s market value has now dropped to €42 million, demonstrating what an incredible player he still is at his age but also that his value is now beginning to fall.

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

Lautaro played a key role in the Nerazzurri winning their first Scudetto in 11 years last season and signed a new contract with the club to boot. As such his value has risen to €90m.

Next up is Messi and in third place is Atletico Madrid attacker Angel Correa. Able to play in a number of different forward positions, Correa is valued at €38m.

Then in fourth place we Ajax defensive midfielder Lisandro Martinez, valued at €34m.

In fifth is a former Inter striker in Mauro Icardi. The controversial forward has not always found it easy at PSG, but his ability to find the back of the net means he is valued at €33m.

Atletico Madrid newboy Rodrigo De Paul is the sixth highest valued Argentine. 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 €29m.

Highest value Argentina footballers

PlayerClubValue
Lautaro MartinezInter€90m
Lionel MessiPSG€42m
Angel CorreaAtletico Madrid€38m
Lisandro MartinezAjax€34m
Mauro IcardiPSG€33m
Rodrigo De PaulAtletico Madrid€29m
Emiliano MartinezAston Villa€29m
Emiliano BuendiaAston Villa€28m
Lucas OcamposSevilla€23m
Paulo DybalaJuventus€23m

Rounding out the top 10 is Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Lucas Ocampos and Paulo Dybala.

Dybala's low value is due to his contract with Juventus expiring in the summer.