10 most valuable footballers in the world

English Premier League

As Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi enter the twilight of their careers three youngsters showing promise to step into their legacies as the world's greatest footballers have risen within the top 10 most valuable players in the world.

Kylian Mbappe, at the age of 22, has already reached the status of a global superstar after becoming the second most expensive transfer of all-time behind Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar Jr. and winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 most valuable footballers in the world

The France international is currently rated at €180-million, €52m more than the Brazil forward who's second in the list as per the latest data provided by Transfermarkt.

African superstars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are also amongst the top 10, while the recent emergence over the past two years of Erling Haaland (20) and João Félix (21) have seen them take their place amongst the elite football talents.

Unsurprisingly, six of the 10 players are contracted to Premier League club's as their lucrative contracts in the most-watched league in world football see them rise amongst their rivals across Europe's top-five leagues.

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