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Football news: Raheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah are worth more than Lionel Messi

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Mohamed Salah is worth £200m while Raheem Sterling is priced at £190m and both Premier League stars rank ahead of Lionel Messi... but who is the most valuable player in the world?Raheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah are ranked inside top three most valuedParis Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe tops the list, worth £230millionSix Premier League players in the top 10 - including Liverpool front threeLionel Messi features in fourth with Cristiano Ronaldo making up top 20 

Raheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah are ranked as two of the three most valuable players in the world according to the Football Observatory, putting them both above Lionel Messi.

Ranked third is Sterling with the Manchester City forward priced at £190million and he is just behind Salah whose value sits at a £200million following two stunning campaigns at Liverpool.

Both though trail Kylian Mbappe who tops the list of 100 players, with the Paris Saint-Germain star well out in front at £230million.

Mohamed Salah (right) has been valued as the second most valuable player in the world, while his team-mate Virgil van Dijk is ranked 22nd in the list produced by Football Observatory

Raheem Sterling also features in the top three following his excellent Manchester City form

Perhaps surprisingly Messi's value falls well below the trio with his £153million tag only good enough to rank him fourth.

The CIES Football Observatory list is based on an algorithm produced with around 57 variables including age, contract, position, minutes, goals, international status and team results. 

Transfer values are also based on the potential recruiting club. 

All of Liverpool's front three feature in the top 10, with Sadio Mane sixth and Roberto Firmino ranked eighth.

Kylian Mbappe tops the list for Paris Saint-Germain - with his valuation at £230million

Lionel Messi trails the top three by a distance but is still good enough for fourth in the list which is based on an algorithm featuring up to 56 variables


1. Klyian Mbappe (PSG) £230m

2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) £200m

3. Raheem Sterling (Man City) £190m

4. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £153m

5. Jadon Sancho (B. Dortmund) £145m

6. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) £144m

7. Harry Kane (Tottenham) £143m

8. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) £132m

9. A. Griezmann (Barcelona) £131m

10. Leroy Sane (Man City) £125m

*Full 100 list at Football Observatory 

Premier League stars make the majority of the top 10 with Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Manchester City's Leroy Sane also featuring, while there is a space in fifth for Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho with the England international's value just £8million less than Messi's.

Antoine Griezmann, who moved to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid for £105million this summer has already seen his value increase by over £25million to make him the ninth most valued player.

Outside of the top 10, Paul Pogba and Neymar (both £114million) are ranked 16th and 17th respectively, but below Philippe Coutinho and Romelu Lukaku.

Squeezing into the top 20 is Cristiano Ronaldo (£108million) just behind Eden Hazard (£110million) and Marcus Rashford (£113million).

Virgil van Dijk may be a strong contender to win the Ballon d'Or but he is not even ranked the most valuable defender, with that honour going to 13th placed Trent Alexander Arnold (£119million).

Van Dijk is instead valued at (£102million) and down in 22nd spot. Liverpool also boast the most valuable goalkeeper with Alisson a further two places down at £98million. 

Despite being in the autumn of his career Cristiano Ronaldo squeezes into the top 20


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