Vinicius Jnr of Real Madrid has been named the world’s most valuable player by a leading study.
CIES Football Observatory calculates each player’s worth by combining on-field performance with factors such as club, age, and contract length remaining.
Vinicius, a Brazilian winger, came out on top in the report released for the start of 2022. According to the CIES formula, the 21-year-old is worth a whopping £138.5 million.
That puts him ahead of Manchester City’s Phil Foden (£127m) and Erling Haaland (£119m) on the list.
Mason Greenwood (£111.75m) comes in fourth, ahead of teenagers Florian Wirtz (£111m) and Jude Bellingham (108.5m), both of whom play in the Bundesliga.
Manchester City’s Ruben Dias (£100.5 million) and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong (£96 million) are the two oldest players in the top ten, both 24, along with Alphonso Davies and Golden Boy 2021 winner Pedri.
Kylian Mbappe, who is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain in June, is far down the list, coming in at just £60 million less than Timo Werner, Gabriel Jesus, and Diogo Jota. Mohamed Salah’s value is even lower, at £55 million.