The International Centre for the study of Sport published the list of 120 football players with the largest market odds on the Mercato. Without surprise, Lionel Messi is at the top of the ranking.
Even with its statistics stratospheric on the calendar year 2014 (35 goals all competitions combined), Cristiano Ronaldo is not the most expensive player of the transfer market. It is his eternal rival of FC Barcelona Lionel Messi who enjoys the biggest value, namely 220 million euros. If a team wishes to attach the services of CR7, it must therefore formulate an offer of EUR 133 million. The International Centre for the study of Sport, which delivered these figures, also analyzed other market values on the planet football. Here they are.
Top 10 most expensive European players right now
Lionel Messi (Barcelona): €220 million
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): €133 million
Eden Hazard (Chelsea): €99 million
Diego Costa (Chelsea): €84 million
Paul Pogba (Juventus): €72 million
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City): €65 million
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool): €63 million
Francesc Fàbregas (Chelsea): €62 million
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal): €61 million
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid): €60 million.