Who are the top 10 most valuable players in world football? According to the CIES Football Observatory, a research beacon in football analytics, Vinicius Junior recently took the crown from Erling Haaland. The Real Madrid winger is valued at an astonishing $265 million. Vini's teammate, rising English star Jude Bellingham, falls second, with Haaland third.

The reporting criteria focuses on players with three or more years of contract duties remaining and their applicable transfer value. CIES considers eventual add-ons for the list; however, the observatory ignores the buy-out clause value.

Three Madristas appear on the podium, including Vini Jr, , and Rodrygo Goes. Bellingham moves up a spot given his strong start to the season, with ten in 10 games for the Whites — no wonder Fiorentino Perez paid top dollar for him.

Two Manchester City squad members, Haaland and 23-year-old Phil Foden, flank the list. Arsenal also have two, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, who scored the winner against Manchester City last Sunday. FC Barcelona's members include La Masia graduates Pablo and Gonzalez.

, the number one most valuable footballer in the world for the past couple of seasons, is the sole PSG player in the top ten. His current Transfer Market value is €180.00m.

Players with top transfer values per 3 or more seasons left

RankPlayer NameClub
1Vinicius JuniorReal Madrid
2Jude BellinghamReal Madrid
3Erling HaalandManchester City
4RodrygoReal Madrid
5Bukayo SakaArsenal
6Kylian MbappeParis Saint-Germain
8Phil FodenManchester City
10Gabriel MartinelliArsenal

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