Who is football’s most valuable player? Rashford beats Haaland to top spot
Factors in Rashford’s favour, which carry him above some of his peers, include his young age, a significant period of time left on his contract and the economic strength of Manchester United.
Despite his extravagant value, he has indicated that he is unlikely to leave the club.
Football’s most valuable players:
|PLAYER||CLUB||ESTIMATED VALUE (€m)|
|Marcus Rashford||Manchester United||165.6|
|Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund||152|
|Bruno Fernandes||Manchester United||151.1|
|Kylian Mbappe||Paris Saint-Germain||149.4|
|Jadon Sancho||Borussia Dortmund||148.3|
|Joao Felix||Borussia Dortmund||141.5|
|Alphonso Davies||Bayern Munich||139.2|
|Raheem Sterling||Manchester City||136.9|
His Old Trafford team-mate Bruno Fernandes, meanwhile, is fourth on the list, with a value of €151.1m.
Mbappe, who led this standing when it was previously released, finds himself down in fifth. The World Cup winner has only 18 months to run on his current deal, which has eaten into his transfer value.
Beyond Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund are the only other club with two players mentioned in the Top 10, with Jadon Sancho coming in at €148.3m.
Continuing the trend of bright young players dominating the standings, Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid and Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich occupy seventh and eighth, while Chelsea’s Kai Havertz sneaks into the Top 10, despite a disappointing start in England after a high-profile move from Bayer Leverkusen.
Meanwhile, the two outstanding players of the generation find themselves well down the list.
This, of course, is not a reflection of their talents, which are still among the brightest in the world, but rather their advancing years and short periods left on their contracts.