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These Are the Most Expensive Football Players in the World Right Now

The dream team.

French magazine France Football and The CIES Football Observatory have put together a list of the most expensive players in the world based on transfer value. As expected Argentina’s Messi and Portugal’s Ronaldo have made the list, though neither have topped it. According to CIES, the most expensive player on the planet right now is Brazil’s Neymar Jr. at a transfer fee of €250 million EUR (approximately $268 million USD). Second place goes to Leo Messi at €190 million EUR (approximately $204 million USD) and third to France’s Antoine Griezmann at €135 million EUR (approximately $145 million USD). France’s Paul Pogba makes the list as the most expensive Premier League player, in which Manchester United paid a world record fee for. Check out the top 10 below:

Top 10 Most Expensive Players (In Terms of Transfer Fee)

1. Neymar Jr. (Barcelona) – €250 million EUR (approximately $268 million USD)
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – €190 million EUR (approximately $204 million USD)
3. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) – €135 million EUR (approximately $145 million USD)
4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – €130 million EUR (approximately $139 million USD)
5. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – €125 million EUR (approximately $134 million USD)
6. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – €110 million EUR (approximately $118 million USD)
7. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) – €95 million EUR (approximately $102 million USD)
8. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) – €88 million EUR (approximately $94 million USD)
9. Gonzalo Higuaín (Juventus) – €85 million EUR (approximately $91 million USD)
10. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) – €82 million EUR (approximately $88 million USD)

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