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Most Expensive World XI: £560m Squad, Surprise City Star Makes The Cut, Chelsea & Man United Target Dominates Midfield

One surprising Premier League star makes the cut

Probably the most shocking thing about Lionel Messi’s proposed transfer from Barcelona, rather than the actual idea of him leaving Catalonia, was the sheer cost of the deal needed to prise him away.

£500m the figure touted in some quarters; with an astronomical £200m of that just spent on his transfer fee alone.

This got CaughtOffside wondering, given the current, market values of players – never mind what clubs paid for them in the past – who would be in the most expensive XI of players in the world today?

Unsurprisingly, the usual duo were leading the attack but some surprising names from particularly Spain and Germany made the cut as well as a shock Manchester City star.

Find out who’s in below:

GK: Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich (£35.2m)

Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich

German international and Bayern stopper is most likely the best in the world at what he does.

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