With Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho proclaiming that Eden Hazard is worth a staggering £200m, here’s a real look at the most valuable footballers in the world according to official numbers released this year, with the Belgian international only in third place and some way off his manager’s estimation…
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10) Gareth Bale – £42.9m
The most expensive transfer of all time, Gareth Bale is actually only worth around half the fee Real Madrid paid for him, and comes in 10th place on this list.
9) Alexis Sanchez – £43.6m
Clearly a bargain signing by Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez is worth more than the £35m the Gunners paid to sign him from Barcelona this summer.