Global football player values tumble due to coronavirus outbreak

Global football player values tumble due to coronavirus outbreak

- The coronavirus has caused global football player values to tumble almost as much as the oil price

- Lionel Messi has been listed among the top 25 most expensive players in the world

- Cristiano Ronaldo is totally excluded from the latest rankings

- PSG star Kylian Mbappe tops the chart with the current price tag of £162 million

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Lionel Messi's value in the transfer market has tumbled owing to the economic crisis caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The 32-year-old's current price tag stands below £101 million and this also affects several other top players in the industry.

SunSport reports that the Barcelona legend is the only player above the age of 30 in the list of most expensive stars in the world at the moment.

Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz as well as Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix are the youngest to feature with the trio aged just 20.

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The most conspicuous name missing on the list of 25 most valued player is Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe tops the chart with £162 million as against his previous valuation worth £180m.

England and Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling is next with a price tag of about £115 million - a £28 million reduction from his previous price £144m. The same as Brazilian forward Neymar.

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Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah are fourth and fifth respectively with a current value of £108 million as against their previous £135m.

Messi sits one spot above Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold in the ninth position with £101 million, about £25m down from what he was valued at before the crisis.

Eden Hazard is the only Real Madrid player in the list and he is valued at £72 million - £18m from his previous valuation of £90.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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