Kylian Mbappe's transfer value has dropped by a staggering £110million in just seven months, according to the CIES Football Observatory algorithm.
Back in June 2020 the Paris Saint-Germain forward was valued at a staggering £234m, and was the considered the most expensive player on the planet by some distance.
But now in January 2021, Mbappe is valued at £135m – a decline of £99m.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge economical impact on the world, and football has not been exempt from the feeling the pinch.
But it's not all bad news where football valuations are concerned, with Marcus Rashford's value actually increasing over the past seven months.
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According to CIES Football Observatory, the Manchester United forward is now the most expensive player in the world, and is valued at £149m – a growth of £12m since June 2020.
Dortmund forward Erling Haaland is the second most expensive player in the world, and is valued at £137m, while Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold comes in third.
Top 20 most expensive footballers in the world – CIES Football Observatory, January 2021
(fees in £)
Marcus Rashford, Manchester United – 150m
Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund – 137.7m
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool – 137.4m
Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United – 137m
Kylian Mbappe, Paris saint-Germain – 135.3m
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund – 134.4m
Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid – 128.2m
Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich – 126.1m
Raheem Sterling, Manchester City – 124m
Kai Havertz, Chelsea – 123.2m
Timo Werner, Chelsea – 122.4m
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool – 121.4m
Ruben Dias, Manchester City – 114.9m
Sadio Mane, Liverpool – 112.1m
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal – 105.3m
Achraf Hakimi, Inter Milan – 103m
Mason Mount, Chelsea – 99m
Ansu Fati, Barcelona – 98.2m
Harry Kane, Tottenham – 96.5m
Frenkie De Jong, Barcelona – 95.8m
The young England right-back is valued at a huge £137m – a decrease of £17m compared to seven months ago.
The algorithm takes a number of things into account when landing on a valuation.
Not only has the impact of the coronavirus pandemic been considered, but so has the age, form and contract length of each individual.
Younger players in good form, with long contracts at high-profile clubs will be valued much higher than ageing stars with short deals.
It is for this reason that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are valued as the 97th and 131st most expensive players in world football, despite being considered two of the greatest stars to ever grace the game.
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