CIES Football Observatory have published an
exclusive list of the most valuable players in the big
five European leagues consisting of Spanish La Liga,
Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A
and French Ligue 1.
166 footballers are valued at more than €50 million,
with the top five most valuable African players
featuring in the English top-flight.
With a market value of €175.1 million, Liverpool’s
Egypt international Mohamed Salah is presently the
most expensive African player followed by his
Senegalese teammate Sadio Mane at €155.6m.
Arsenal’s Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe took the
third spot with a market value of 93.5 million euros.
Completing the top five Africans are two Super Eagles
midfielders Alex Iwobi (Everton) and Wilfred Ndidi
(Leicester City), who are rated at €73m and €70.1m
Kylian Mbappe (€265.2 million), Raheem Sterling
(€223.7m), Salah, Jadon Sancho (€168.9m) and Sadio
Mane are the top five most valuable players in the
Lille youngster Victor Osimhen was the most valuable
Nigerian forward in the list with a market value of 62.9
Top Five Most Valuable African Players
1) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – €175.1 million
2) Sadio Mane (Liverpool)- €155.6 million
3) Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal) – €93.5 million
4) Alex Iwobi (Everton) – €73 million
5) Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester) – €70.1 million