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Jude Bellingham named as most valuable player in the world

Real Madrid and England star Jude Bellingham is currently the most valuable player in the world.

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Jude Bellingham is currently the most valuable player in the world.

That is according to the CIES Football Observatory, who have calculated that his net worth on the transfer market sits at over £250million.

After a stellar debut campaign with Los Blancos, Bellingham is set to play a starring role in the Champions League final on Saturday at Wembley.

He has scored 23 goals in all competitions and bagged a further 12 assists, recording one of the most prolific returns for an Englishman playing in Spain.

At 20 years old and with a contract running until 2029, Bellingham is untouchable for any club and despite being valued at such a high price, a bid that high would still likely be rejected.

It is difficult to replace his quality in midfield and his youthful hunger and fearlessness make him a prized asset for the 14-time Champions League winners.

Behind Bellingham is Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, who is valued at £216m.

The Danish goalscorer has been absent for much of the Premier League season but still walked away with the Golden Boot and a winners medal after Pep Guardiola’s side pipped the Gunners on the final day.

Haaland is ahead of Madrid duo Vinicius Junior (£204m) and Rodrygo (£187m) in the rankings.

Phil Foden makes up the top five and is valued at £173m, which could rise depending on his performance with England at Euro 2024 this summer.

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard, City’s Julian Alvarez, Barcelona’s Lamine Yamal and Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz complete the top 10.

The information is built on around 5,500 paid transfers and factors such as age, length of contract, minutes, results and economic strength of the league.


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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.