Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is regarded TWICE as valuable as his nearest challenger in rating the most expensive players in the game. The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) have released their annual football study - including examination of the current transfer market.
The paper takes into account the player's age, length of contract, his position and form over the last 12 months.
TOP TEN MOST EXPENSIVE PLAYERS:
5) Neymar (BRA / FC Barcelona): between 62.8M and 73M
8) Mesut Özil (GER / Arsenal): between 49.2M and 57.2M
10) Mario Götze (GER / Bayern Munich): between 47M and 54.6M
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