cr7 109mil messi 172mil bale 47mil £January 6, 2015
THE TOP 10
1. Lionel Messi £172.6m
2. Cristiano Ronaldo £104.3m
3. Eden Hazard £77.6m
4. Diego Costa £65.9m
5. Paul Pogba £56.4m
6. Sergio Aguero £51m
7. Raheem Sterling £49.4m
8. Cesc Fabregas £48.6m
9. Alexis Sanchez £47.8m
10. Gareth Bale £47m
The top 10 features six Premier League players – Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea, Sergio Aguero of Manchester City, Raheem Sterling of Liverpool and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal.
But it finds Messi far and away the most expensive player in Europe at the moment.
Ronaldo, the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or for the world’s best player this month, is valued at £104.3m should someone try to prise him away from European champions Real.
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard comes in at a cool £77.6m, followed by his team-mate, the free-scoring Diego Costa at £65.9m.
Paul Pogba, of Juventus and France, is fifth on the list at £56.4m while Manchester City’s prolific Argentine Sergio Aguero is just above the £50m mark.