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Tottenham star Kane, Man Utd ace Martial join Messi, Ronaldo in world elite

Harry Kane has launched himself into the Top 5 most expensive players in world football.

According to the CIES Football Observatory, the Tottenham striker has joined Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo as the top few elite players with the highest valuation.

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann has gone along for the ride, edging Kane into fourth position.

Manchester United young gun Anthony Martial sit just behind Kane in sixth while Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, Tottenham's Dele Alli, City winger Raheem Sterling and Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski all feature in the Top 20.

The estimated values of the players in question are based on a number of various aspects including the length of their contract, the valuation of interested clubs and their age.

CIES Football Observatory's valuation on Top 20 players

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - £163m

2. Neymar (Barcelona) - £155m

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - £106m

4. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) - £93m

5. Harry Kane (Tottenham) - £87m

6. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) - £86m

7. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) - £81m

8. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) - £80m

9. Sergio Aguero (Man City) - £75m

10. Paul Pogba (Juventus) - £70m

11. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) - £62m

12. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) - £60m

13. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) - £58m

14. Dele Alli (Tottenham) - £58m

15. Thomas Muller (Bayern) - £57m

16. Raheem Sterling (Man City) - £56m

17. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) - £52m

18. Alvaro Morata (Juventus) - £50m

19. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) - £48m

20. Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) - £47m

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