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Top 10 most valuable players: Arsenal and Chelsea stars make cut, no room for Manchester United

The CIES Football Observatory have released their list of players that shows the top 100 most valuable individuals in world football according to their statistics.

While many familiar names appear in the top 10, there are some interesting choices in terms of order with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in fourth spot.

Furthermore, there are some notable absentees who appear later in the list, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Gareth Bale in 12th and 17th place.

Nevertheless, it is no surprise to see Barcelona star Lionel Messi top the charts as he is valued at €250.7m, with teammate Neymar and Chelsea ace Eden Hazard joining him in the top three at €152.7m and €130.5m respectively.

Ronaldo is valued at €114m, while Tottenham striker Harry Kane completes the top five as the 22-year-old comes in at €91.3m having enjoyed a successful 18 months at White Hart Lane.

Manchester City are well represented in the top 10 with Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero making the cut, while Alexis Sanchez ensures that there is an Arsenal presence with the Chilean international coming in at No.10 at €81.9m.

However, there is a notable absence of any Manchester United players with summer signing Anthony Martial the closest to cracking the top 10 as the French striker has to settle for 11th spot with a valuation of €77.8m.

With so much transfer speculation ahead in the January transfer window, it remains to be seen whether or not any of these figures are proven correct with many of the top clubs around Europe looking to make marquee signings in order to boost their chances in the second half of the campaign.

While Hazard is arguably the most controversial choice there ahead of Ronaldo, particularly considering his form this season which would naturally have an impact on his falling stock, it remains to be seen whether or not the Belgian international can rediscover his best form in the coming months to live up to his valuation.

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