CIES ranked Foden as the most expensive player, Greenwood and Rashford are also ahead of Mbappe

Phil Foden-England-Manchester City
Phil Foden-England-Manchester City | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Foden, Greenwood and Rashford are the most expensive players, according to CIES.

Manchester City youngster Phil Foden has been ranked the most expensive player, as CIES revealed its end of the season report. The 20-year-old tops the list with a valuation of whopping £ 163 million.

Foden has been cited as one of the hottest stars in Europe following his unwavering development with Man City over the last two seasons. The 20-year-old recently helped Pep Guardiola’s side to Premier League title and EFL trophy, and his individual brilliance was also recognised after he won the PFA young player of the year award.

Following Foden, Manchester United duo Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford have been ranked second and third respectively as the English players dominate the first three spots.

It is quite a surprise to see Borussia Dortmund Erling Haaland ranked in fourth place, though he is the most expensive non-English footballer on the list.

The Norwegian had arguably the most productive season, racking up more than 40 across all competitions and also helped Dortmund lift the DFB Pokal as well as secure a top-four finish in the Bundesliga.

Bruno Fernandes ranks behind Haaland at fifth place, with his value currently peaking at 154m pounds after a stellar season at Manchester United.

PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, who has only a year left in his current deal, is valued at around 118m pounds (ranked 12th) and players like Pedri (Barcelona), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid) are ahead of the French World Cup winner.

Pedri couldn’t have dreamt about such a start to his Barca spell as he became a key member of the midfield and also made the cut for the Spain national team at the age of 18.

Besides Foden, Rashford and Greenwood, there are four other English players included in the 20-man list, namely Mason Mount, Jadon Sancho, Trent Alexander Arnold and Bukayo Saka.

It shows the rise of English youngsters over the last few seasons, and it can be argued that the current crop of players in the Three Lions belong to the golden generation.