Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Vinicius Jnr lead CIES £ 1.16 BILLION XI

Kylian Mbappe and Manchester City-linked Erling Haaland lead the world’s most expensive XI in football, totaling £ 1.16 billion.

The boffins at the CIES Football Observatory has the numbers on the top 100 rated players in world football, with the top 4-3-3 players priced at over £ 1 billion.

The Premier League boasts four of the 11 stars – with 2021-22 champions Manchester City winning places for defenders Ruben Dias, valued at £ 94 million, Joao Cancelo, valued at £ 69 million, and midfielder Phil Foden, valued at £ 106 million.

Liverpool Right back Trent Alexander-Arnold is the other participant in the English top flight, coming in with a valuation of £ 75m, having become a key element in Jurgen Klopp’s side in recent seasons.

Haaland is moving to Man City as part of a £ 51 million revenue switch

Kylian Mbappe (left) and Erling Haaland (right) lead a stellar XI valued at £ 1.16 billion

Champions League winner Vinicius Jnr rounds out previous three worth over £ 450 million

Champions League winner Vinicius Jnr rounds out previous three worth over £ 450 million

CIES calculates a player’s transfer value based on factors including their salary, their club’s performance in different competitions and the length of time remaining in their contract.

That left little room for debate when it comes to the world’s most expensive player, following Mbappe’s new £ 650,000-a-week deal, which he recently signed to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.

Mbappe, valued by CIES at £ 175.7 million for signing this new three-year deal, has a Champions League. match winner Vinicius Junior for company, second to the Frenchman at £ 158.4m.

Haaland, who will officially join Borussia Dortmund’s Manchester City on July 1 in a deal worth £ 51 million, is rounding out an attack from Europe’s best, coming in at £ 130 million.

Foden has won another Premier League title with City this season

Bellingham are expected to leave Dortmund for the Premier League in the coming years

Phil Foden (left) and Jude Bellingham (right) are considered two of the best midfielders in Europe

The winner of the 2021 Copa Trophy, Pedri, has risen to be one of Barcelona's biggest names.

The winner of the 2021 Copa Trophy, Pedri, has risen to be one of Barcelona’s biggest names.

This team has an element of old and new for Haaland, with one former teammate and one new teammate forming part of a three-man midfield.

Jude Bellingham, who played for Haaland in Dortmund, has been earning his place since his move to Birmingham City in Germany in 2020.

The 18-year-old, who has ambitions to make England’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, has been valued at £ 115 million, making him one of the top three midfielders in world football.

Foden, one of Haaland’s new teammates and also Bellingham’s teammate with England, enters, like Barcelona superstar Pedri, winner of the 2021 France Football Cup Trophy, the award for best player under the age of 21.

The 19-year-old received £ 116 million from CIES.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is a mainstay in the Liverpool team and this XI starts immediately

Trent Alexander-Arnold is a mainstay in the Liverpool team and this XI starts immediately

The Premier League dominates this team with four of the 11, beating the German Bundesliga (three), LaLiga in Spain (two) and Ligue 1 in France (also two).

Defense the credit and the value went to the English highest flight, with representation for the two top teams of the country.

On the right is Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool’s assistant king and playmaker – after receiving a valuation of £ 75 million.

Ruben Dias is the most valuable central defender, worth £ 94 million, while his teammate Joao Cancelo, who has established himself as one of the best defenders in English football, joins him on the sidelines with a valuation of £ 69 million.

To prevent a clean sweep for the Premier League in this four-man defense is rising RB Leipzig star Joško Gvardiol.

The Croatian is reportedly a summer target for Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham, among others as one of Europe’s leading defenders.

Dias is the most expensive valued center back in world football

Cancelo has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world at Man City

Manchester City pair Ruben Dias (left) and Joao Cancelo (right) also get the nod behind.

Gvardiol, 20, has been valued at £ 85 million, and without a buyout clause in his 2026 contract expiring, Bundesliga side Leipzig are struggling to dig in and reject upcoming bids.

Round this team Euro 2020 champion and PSG number 1 Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Both Alisson Becker of Liverpool and Ederson of Manchester City have moved away from Italian superstar Donnarumma, who ended up with a valuation of £ 63 million.

Donnarumma has been crowned Ligue 1 goalkeeper of the year – despite only playing 17 matches – and at the age of 23 he is expected to establish himself as the best in the business in the coming years.

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