Erling Haaland catches up with Harry Kane to become the second most valuable football player in the world
Erling Haaland overtakes £ 109million Harry Kane at KPMG’s big-money table of the world’s most valuable footballers as £ 104million Marcus Rashford jumps past Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling AND Neymar
- Erling Haaland is being sought by the major clubs in Europe in the run-up to the coming period
- His rise in KPMG’s Football Benchmark ratings epitomizes the year he’s had
- Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has also risen in the standings
Erling Haaland’s meteoric rise is showing no signs of slowing down and ahead of what could be a major summer for the Borussia Dortmund forward, he is now ranked as the second most expensive player in the world.
That is according to KPMG’s football benchmark, which the Norwegian forward rates as a £ 113 million gain on the German side, ahead of what is widely expected to be a major transfer battle between the European elite to sign Haaland over the summer period.
The best-placed player is Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé, worth £ 163 million. There are also questions about his future in France, with one more season on his contract and talks of an extension seemingly dragging.
Erling Haaland is ranked by Football Benchmark as the second most expensive player in the game
Unsurprisingly, Kylian Mbappé still ranks first in PSG’s top 10 most expensive players
Due to the rise of Haaland, Harry Kane, the striker of Tottenham, has fallen in the rankings
THE NEW TOP 10
1: Kylian Mbappé, PSG – £ 163 million
2: Erling Haaland, Dortmund – £ 113 million
3: Harry Kane, Tottenham – £ 109 million
4: Marcus Rashford, United – £ 104 million
5: Raheem Sterling, City – £ 102 million
6: Neymar, PSG – £ 100 Million
7: Kevin De Bruyne, City – £ 97 million
8: Jadon Sancho, Dortmund – £ 95 million
= Mohamed Salah, Liverpool – £ 95 million
= Trent Alexander Arnold, LFC – £ 95 million
But Haaland’s rise to second place reflects what an impressive year the 20-year-old has had, both in the Bundesliga and on the international stage.
He has scored 43 goals in 46 club and country appearances and that form has seen him move up nine places since Football Benchmark’s last run of ratings in February.
That increase in turn means that Haaland overtakes players like Tottenham forward Harry Kane and Neymar at PSG to come second on the table.
England captain Kane, who is himself contemplating his Tottenham future with the club competing for European football next season, is valued at £ 109 million and is in third place.
Bundesliga outfit Dortmund insisted they keep their star male this summer, but his agent Mino Raiola was pictured in Spain with Haaland’s dad earlier this year for a meeting with LaLiga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Premier League trio Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United have also all been linked with bringing the striker to England.
Elsewhere, United striker Marcus Rashford has also seen a big rise, putting him ahead of players like Neymar, Jadon Sancho at Dortmund and City forward Raheem Sterling after a season in which the 23-year-old has scored 21 goals in 55 so far shot. games for club and country.
He could add to that number later on Tuesday, when United hosted Leicester at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
Marcus Rashford is fourth in the new top 10, with Neymar dropping in the rankings
Raheem Sterling, who has had a difficult few months at Man City, is now in fifth place
Borussia Dortmund and England’s Jadon Sancho are eighth with a value of £ 95 million
Rashford is fourth with an estimated worth of £ 104 million at Old Trafford.
Sterling, who has had a tough second half of the season at City with plenty of time in the bench, has dropped to fifth place with £ 102 million.
Neymar, who recently signed a new PSG deal, is sixth with £ 100 million. City’s De Bruyne is in seventh place with a value of £ 97 million.
Haaland’s Dortmund team-mate Sancho is in eighth place with an estimated worth of £ 95 million, alongside Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold.