Salah, Sterling, Kane: The Premier League's most valuable players in each position

  • Kobe Tong

The Premier League is one of the most valuable competitions in all of sport.

With television rights, wages and transfer fees all skyrocketing in recent years, there can be no getting away from the fact that England's top-flight has become the mother of all cash cows.

Now, it goes without saying that most fans couldn't really care less about the significances of the division's economics, particularly on the back of the European Super League fiasco.

Huge value of the Premier League

However, even the most ardent of footballing hipsters surely can't turn a blind eye to the biggest transfers in the Premier League when they inevitability happen each summer and winter.

And with the end of the 2020/21 campaign fast-approaching, bringing about the latest summer transfer window in turn, we wanted to look at the Premier League's most valuable assets.

Thanks to the team of data gurus at Transfermarkt, we are able to look at the approximate transfer values of every player in the Premier League and there are always some fascinating results.

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Premier League's most valuable players

With everything from form, age and current club taken into consideration, it often takes a lot more than being one of the Premier League's best players to drive up your price tag in the market.

Bearing that all in mind, we've decided to look at Premier League transfer values in a unique light by revealing the five most valuable players in each of the main positions from goalkeeper to striker.

Intrigued? Well, we certainly wouldn't blame you because there's more than a few surprises along the way, so be sure to check out the Premier League's most premium players down below:



=3. Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa) - £22.5 million

=3. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) - £22.5 million

=3. Bernd Leno (Arsenal) - £22.5 million

2. Ederson (Manchester City) - £50.4 million

1. Alisson Becker (Liverpool) - £58.5 million



5. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) - £31.5 million

=3. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) - £36.0 million

=3. Reece James (Chelsea) - £36.0 million

2. Joao Cancelo (Manchester City) - £45.0 million

1. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) - £90.0 million



=4. Çağlar Söyüncü (Leicester City) - £36.0 million

=4. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) - £36.0 million

3. Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) - £45.0 million

=1. Ruben Dias (Manchester City) - £63.0 million

=1. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) - £63.0 million



5. Alex Telles (Manchester United) - £25.2 million

4. Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) - £27.0 million

3. Lucas Digne (Everton) - £31.5 million

2. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) - £45.0 million

1. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) - £63.0 million


Central midfielders

=3. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) - £63.0 million

=3. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) - £63.0 million

=3. Rodri (Manchester City) - £63.0 million

2. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) - £81.0 million

1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - £90.0 million



=4. Heung-min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) - £76.5 million

=4. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) - £76.5 million

=2. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) -  £90.0 million

=2. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) -  £90.0 million

1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - £99.0 million


Centre forwards

5. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) - £45.0 million

4. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) - £49.5 million

3. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) - £54.0 million

2. Timo Werner (Chelsea) - £58.5 million

1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - £108.0 million


Liverpool and Man City's big-buck players

Say what you like about the ups and downs of Liverpool's season, but there's no denying that their squad still carries plenty of value, even if the City dressing room is snapping at their heels.

Both the global situation and the Reds' failure to retain their title have certainly knocked down player values, but the likes of Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk and Salah still command monstrous values.

However, none of them can quite lay a glove on Kane who is ranked as the most valuable player in the entire division and the only athlete whose price tag spills above the nine-figure mark.


And with Tottenham trudging their way through another trophyless season, it's not from without the realms of possibility that some of Europe's biggest clubs will be looking to attack that £108m fee.

Will it pay off or will it fall through? Nobody knows, but it goes to show that you can't buy world-class quality in the Premier League without dipping deep into your pockets.

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