Ronaldo, Salah, De Bruyne: Premier League's most valuable footballer for every age

The success Cristiano Ronaldo continues to have on the football pitch at the age of 37 is just extraordinary.

Manchester United have struggled this season but Ronaldo has been one of their best performers.

The Portuguese has scored 23 times in 36 games in 2021/22 and still manages to impress week in, week out.

Despite being 37, Ronaldo could still play for pretty much any team in world football.

It’s no surprise that Ronaldo is the most valuable player of his age in the Premier League.

But which other Premier League players are the most valuable for their age?

Using Transfermarkt, we’ve named the Premier League’s most valuable footballer at every age from 17-40.

(Data is correct as of May 2, 2022)

17: Evan Ferguson (Brighton) – £360k

18: Shola Shoretire (Manchester United) – £2.7m

19: Tino Livramento (Southampton) – £22.5m

20: Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – £58.5m

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

21: Phil Foden (Manchester City) – £81m

22: Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) – £72m

23. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £73m

24. Ruben Dias (Manchester City) – £67.5m

25. Rodri (Manchester City) – £63m

26. Jack Grealish (Manchester City) – £72m

27. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – £81m

28. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – £90m

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on April 9, 2022 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

29. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £90m

30. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £81m

31. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – £45m

32. Michail Antonio (West Ham) – £10.8m

33. Nemanja Matic (Manchester United) – £5.4m

34. Jonny Evans (Leicester City) – £4.5m

35. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) – £6.3m

36. James Milner (Liverpool) – £1.8m

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: James Milner of Liverpool applauds fans after their sides victory during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Liverpool and Norwich City at Anfield on March 02, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

37. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – £31.5m

38. Andy Lonergan (Everton) – £225k

39. Ben Foster (Watford) – £270k

40. Willy Caballero (Southampton) – £225k

The Premier League’s most valuable stars are Salah and Kane, both of which are valued at £90m.

Liverpool and Tottenham would no doubt value their stars higher than that, though.

At 37 years old, Ronaldo is valued at £31.5m, an incredible amount for someone of his age.

His value is much higher of any Premier League player over the age of 32.

Among the players that aren’t the most valuable in their age include Raheem Sterling (loses out to Fernandes), Heung-min Son (loses out to Salah), Sadio Mane (Loses out to De Bruyne) and Declan Rice (loses out to Alexander-Arnold).

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