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Harry Kane is world’s third most valuable player – new study

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the third most valuable player in the world, according to a new study. CIES’ Football Observatory says Kane is worth 194.7m euros (£172.65m), eclipsed only by Paris St-Germain forward Neymar and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

The England forward, 24, scored 56 goals for club and country last year, making him the top scorer in Europe.

Kane’s Spurs and England team-mate Dele Alli is sixth on the list and the second-highest Premier League player.

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CIES Football Observatory calculated the values of players in the top five European leagues using age, position, contract duration, performance and international status.

Manchester City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne, Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Paul Pogba are the other England-based players to make the top 10.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, named the world’s best male player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards, is 49th on the list and valued at 80.4m euros (£71.29m)

Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the highest-valued goalkeeper at 96m euros (£85.13m) and Samuel Umtiti the most expensive defender at 101m euros (£89.56m).

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala (£155.18m) heads the Serie A rankings, while Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (£94.88m) tops the Bundesliga players.

Source: BBC Sports

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