Top 10 Most Valuable Players in Current Transfer Market, Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham Tops List

Top 10 Most Valuable Players in Current Transfer Market, Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham Tops List

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham has been placed atop the list of the most valuable players in the world
  • The English midfielder is valued at €267.5mil, more than double what Real Madrid paid
  • The top 10 list is dominated by Premier League stars, with Bukayo Saka making the cut

Real Madrid superstar, Jude Bellingham has been ranked as the most valuable player in the current transfer market.

Bellingham has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since he shot to fame after his move to Borussia Dortmund back in 2020.

The midfielder enjoyed a successful stint at Signal Iduna Park before he sealed a sensational summer move to Real Madrid in 2023.

Jude Bellingham celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid CF and 1. FC Union Berlin at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Photo by Florencia Tan Jun.
Jude Bellingham celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Union Berlin at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Photo by Florencia Tan Jun.
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The La Liga giants are understood to have forked out an eyewatering €100 million, with an additional €20mil in add-ons, to land his services.

Bellingham has gone on to hit the ground running at the Santiago Bernabeu, with his contributions putting Real in the driving seat in their La Liga title charge.

To put his performances into perspective, the 20-year-old midfielder has netted 17 strikes in 21 appearances in all competitions since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.

According to the latest rankings by CIES Football Observatory, the England international is now the most valuable player in the world. The former Dortmund man is believed to be worth a whopping €267.5mil.

Who are the most valuable players?

Per Sportbible, Bellingham's former teammate at Dortmund, Erling Haaland, is placed second on the list of the most valuable players in the world.

Haaland, who joined Manchester City in the summer of 2022, is said to be worth €251.2mil.

The Norwegian has equally been impressive since the transfer, with the towering striker helping City win a historic treble last season.

Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, are placed third and fourth in the listing with a value of €250.3mil and €247.9mil, respectively.

Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka completes the top five podium with a value of €223.0mil. He has been one of Arsenal's standouts and most important players in recent years.

The Englishman, who made his first-team debut in 2018, formed a big part of the Gunners' Premier League title charge last season.

Incredibly, no player in the French Ligue 1 and the Italian Serie A made the list, with Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Kylian Mbappe missing out.

Top 10 most valuable players in the world

1. Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid and England) - €267.5mil

2. Erling Haaland (Man City and Norway) - €251.2mil

3. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid and Brazil) - €250.3mil

4. Rodrygo (Real Madrid and Brazil) - €247.9mil

5. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal and England) - €223.0mil

6. Phil Foden (Man City and England) - €195.8mil

7. Gavi (Barcelona and Spain) - €175.4mil

8. Julián Álvarez (Man City and Argentina) - €164.7mil

9. Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich and Germany) - €152.4mil

10. Martin Odegaard (Arsenal and Norway) - €150.6mil.

Gerard Pique praises Jude Bellingham

Sports Brief previously reported on Barcelona legend, Gerard Pique hailing Bellingham's exceptional talent after a series of impressive performances for the Spanish side.

The 20-year-old's standout moment so far has been his contribution to Real Madrid's victory in El Clásico against La Blaugrana, where Pique remains a legendary ex-player.

Bellingham's display against Xavi Hernandez's team caught the attention of the former defender, who recently hailed the 20-year-old player as 'outstanding' in an interview.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.