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Top 10: Most expensive Premier League players

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The transfer market is open and surely we're going to see some top talent move clubs.

Some of this top talent ply their trade in the English Premier League - but how much would it cost to sign the league's best players?

Let's take a look at the 10 most valuable players, according to Transfermarkt.

10. Vincent Kompany | Manchester City | Value: £31m

The Manchester City and Belgian captain is the most expensive defender in the Premier League. He has been vital to his club's success in the past few years and has proven to be a great leader and motivator for his team.

9. Yaya Toure | Manchester City | Value: £31.5m

Kompany's team-mate, Yaya Toure, takes the ninth spot on the list with a valuation of £31.5m. The Ivory Coast International has impressed in the middle of the park for a few seasons now with some impressive match-winning attacking and defensive displays. His absence is always sorely missed by the former champions.

8. Luis Suarez | Liverpool | Value: £31.5m

Probably expected to be featured higher up on the list, Luis Suarez' antics have probably kept his market value down.

One of the best strikers in the world, Suarez has been key for Liverpool this season, netting 23 league goals and claiming 11 assists. He is currently on course to leave the club after succumbing to the pressure of the English media and it will be a tough task to replace the attacker.

7. Eden Hazard | Chelsea | Value: £35m

Signed by Chelsea for £32.5m a year ago from Lille, Eden Hazard has proven to be one of the brightest young players in the world. At only 22, he has already won several accolades including the Ligue 1 Player of the Year for two years running and a spot on the PFA Team of the Year in his first season in the Premier League. 

6. Gareth Bale | Tottenham | Value: £37m

Possibly the most controversial spot on the Transfermarkt list; Gareth Bale has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for well over £37m.

Truth be told, no club would expect to land the Welsh sensation for that amount of money. Blistering pace, great dribbling ability and eye for goal has earned Bale both the PFA Player of the Year award and the PFA Young Player of the Year award. At times, the Tottenham star single-handedly won games for Spurs and kept them in the hunt for European qualification. He could be sold for well over £50m in the near future.

5. Juan Mata | Chelsea | Value: £37m

Chelsea's Player of the Year and a nominee for the PFA Player of the Year, Juan Mata has had the best season of his career.

Eleven goals and seventeen assists make the Spanish midfielder one of the top play-makers in the world. If Real Madrid miss out on Gareth Bale, they are quite likely to chase after their former employee. Mata is a Champions League and World Cup winner and crucial to his clubs exploits ever since his move from Valencia.

4. David Silva | Manchester City | Value: £38.5m

Despite not being at his best this season, David Silva notched four goals and 10 assists for Manchester City.

His deft touch and ability to retain possession and pick out key passes make the Spaniard a true threat in the opposition third. His club don't quite look to have the same attacking threat in his absence. Silva played a large role in City's 2011/12 Premier League success as well as an important role in Spain's 2012 European Championship victory.

3. Robin van Persie | Manchester United | Value: £39.5

At 29 years of age, Manchester United's Robin van Persie is at the peak of his career.

Last year the striker carried Arsenal to third place and did one better this season by leading United to the Premier League title.

Acquired by Sir Alex Ferguson for a now seemingly mere £24m, it would possibly be a completely different story had Man City won the newly-appointed Dutch captain's signature.

Having scored twenty-six Premier League goals this season, Van Persie won the Golden Boot Award for the second year in a row. Despite his age and injury history, Van Persie took part in all of United's 38 league games and is one of the most valuable players in the world.

2. Sergio Aguero | Manchester City | Value: £39.5m

Valued at the same amount as Van Persie, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is still just 25 years of age.

His historic late winner for City against QPR in the 2011/12 season won Manchester City the Premier League title.

The former Atletico Madrid striker arrived at the Etihad Stadium for an estimated £35m and is now certainly worth well more than that.

His incredible skill and lethal finishing have won several games for his side and he has earned accolades from supporters and players alike.

His international captain Lionel Messi believes that his fellow Argentine attacker possesses, "immense power, strength and work ethic" making him one of the most valuable players on the globe.

1. Wayne Rooney | Manchester United | Value: £57m

Valued at £57m, Wayne Rooney tops Transfermarkt's list for the most expensive Premier League player.

He is the fourth most expensive player in the world after Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta. The 27-yea- old Manchester United and England striker is one of the most versatile players on the planet, having operated successfully in several roles.

He is tipped to be England's next captain and has been a key figure for Manchester United over the last decade, having scored a whopping 141 goals in 252 Premier League appearances.

Do you agree with Transfermarkt's list? Voice your opinion below.

 

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