Barcelona beat Real Madrid, Man United, Chelsea to become most valuable club

Barcelona beat Real Madrid, Man United, Chelsea to become most valuable club

- Barcelona are presently the richest football club in the world in a list recently released

- Real Madrid are in the second spot while German champions Bayern are in the third position

- Premier League clubs like Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City are also on the list

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Barcelona for the first time in a while are now regarded as the most valuable football club in the world according to Forbes magazine, ESPN FC.

Despite not winning key trophies in the last two seasons, La Blaugrana still managed to top their closest rival with just a fraction of a dollar.

The Camp Nou outfit let top players like Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Arthur off the book to free up space in their financial books last summer.

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The Catalan giants who are currently in the third position on La Liga table are worth $4.76bn while Madrid are £4.75bn.

Bayern Munich who won the treble last season including the Bundesliga, German Cup and the Champions League are in the third position with £4.22bn worth.

Barcelona beat Real Madrid, Man United, Chelsea to become most valuable club
Barcelona are the richest club in the world and Lionel Messi is the highest paid player. Photo Javier Soriano

Former world's richest club Man United are now in the fourth position with £4.2bn while their Premier League rivals Liverpool occupy the fifth spot valued at $4.1bn.

Currently, Premier League leaders Man City are sixth with a value of $4bn, next to the Citizens are Chelsea who are worth $3.2bn.

Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham fill in the eighth, ninth and tenth spots respectively as they all valued at $2.8bn, $2.5bn and $2.3bn.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi could not help his side escape from defeat in El Clasico as Real Madrid recorded a 2-1 win over their fiercest rivals, Give Me Sport.

Los Blancos overtook La Blaugrana in the second position on the La Liga table and are now a point behind city rivals Atletico Madrid who were forced to a draw by Real Betis.

Toni Kroos who scored a deflected free-kick was named man-of-the-match in the contest but the German will not forget being used as a training cone by Messi in the game.

While Barcelona were trailing by 2-1, Messi used his unbelievable quick feet to go past Kroos as he made it look so easy.

Source: Sports Brief News