The CIES Football Observatory has published its latest transfer value ranking, charting the current market worth of the top 100 players across Europe's big five leagues.
The values are decided by advanced CIES algorithms which are dictated by various key factors such as the player's age, previous transfer fees and their remaining club contract length, among other things.
With plenty of uncertainty around the transfer market for this summer and beyond, the CIES ranking is a useful reference for how much star players are worth.
Having scoured the Top 100, here is a selection of the most interesting snippets we've gleaned.
Exclusive biannual list of most expensive big-5 league players as per @CIES_Football transfer value algorithm:@KMbappe 🇫🇷 tops the table ahead of four Englishmen 🏴 ! Full rankings ➡️ https://t.co/P0Ohpx4eDz #mbappe #sterling #sancho pic.twitter.com/C2IPukwhVg— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) June 8, 2020
1. Mbappe tops the chart
2. England's glory
3. Mount > Messi
4. Fernandes = Pogba x 2
Manchester United can lay claim to the most valuable attacking midfielder in Bruno Fernandes (€104.9m), with the Portugal international worth more than twice the value of Paul Pogba (€50.6m), who is way down the list in 89th place.
5. Ronaldo the elder statesman
6. Neymar on the slide
Neymar, the most expensive player of all time in real terms, isn't even in the Top 20. In fact, the PSG star is down in 37th with a prospective value of €82.7m.
7. Davies, Haaland top teen idols
8. Liverpool stars rule the roost
Manchester City are next on the list with three players inside the Top 20.
Manchester City can at least claim to possess the most valuable goalkeeper in the world with Ederson Moraes valued at €86.8m (33rd overall).
Allison Becker is just one rung below in 34th with a value of €84.2m.
10. Pulisic flies flag for U.S.
Christian Pulisic is the only U.S. player to make the Top 100, with the Chelsea forward valued at €76.1m. At No. 46 in the list, the 21-year-old is immediately above Philippe Coutinho, Son Heung-Min and Robert Lewandowski.