Raheem Sterling is said to be valued higher than Lionel Messi within the transfer market, according to a report from the CIES Football Observatory.
The Manchester City star, aged 24, had an outstanding season with his club last season as he bagged the PFA Younger Player of the Year and won three trophies with the club.
According to a report by the CIES( a Football Observatory research group located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland which specialises in the statistical analysis of football), Sterling’s transfer value is now worth more than Messi’s. The CIES compiled a list of the 20 most valuable players on the earth and Sterling’s worth is valued a whopping €207.8m in third place, while Lionel Messi is fourth with a value of €167.4m.
In the report, Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe is on top of the list with a whopping €252m value while Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah took the second place with a price value of €219.6m.
Neymar, who is currently the most expensive player on the earth is close to the bottom of the list with a value of €124.7m.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is 20th with a valuation of €118.1m.
The top 20 list according the CIES is found below
1. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain): €252m
2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): €219.6m
3. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City): €207.8m
4. Lionel Messi (Barcelona): €167.4m
5. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund): €159.4m
6. Sadio Mane (Liverpool): €157.8m
7. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur): €155.2m
8. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool): €144.2m
9. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona): €143.8m
10. Leroy Sane (Manchester City): €137.1m
11. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City): €136.9m
12. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): €130.6m
13. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool): €130.2m
14. Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona): €129.4m
15. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan): €125.2m
16. Paul Pogba (Manchester United): €125.1m
17. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain): €124.7m
18. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United): €123.5m
19. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid): €120.7m
20. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): €118.1m
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