Kane, Foden, Bellingham, Trent: Who is the most valuable England international?


England currently have the most valuable international team in world football.

Yes, we know, France and Brazil are both pretty stacked when it comes to world-beating talent, but it is in fact the Three Lions that take the crown.

And whilst that might surprise you, it’s worth noting that it’s not even really that close a contest.

Thanks to the exceedingly high market values of players like Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Raheem Sterling to name just a few, the England squad’s accumulative worth stands at £1.17 billion according to transfermarkt.

Second, come Brazil. The Selecao have a total market value of £916.65 million.

Whereas France occupy third position, with their figure of £910.80 million.

So, we know England have the most valuable squad, but which players are responsible for Southgate’s boys topping the charts?

You can probably guess where we went to find out… (all figures courtesy of transfermarkt)

The 20 most valuable England internationals ranked

=19. Ben White (Arsenal) – £36m
=19. Harry Maguire (Man Utd) – £36m
=17. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – £37.80m
=17. Luke Shaw (Man Utd) – £37.80m
=15. Tammy Abraham (Roma) – £40.5m
=15. Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan) – £40.5m
=13. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds) – £45m
=13. James Maddison (Leicester) – £45m
12. Reece James (Chelsea) – £49.5m
11. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – £58.5m
10. Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) – £63m
=7. Jude Bellingham (Dortmund) – £67.5m
=7. Declan Rice (West Ham) – £67.5m
=7. Mason Mount (Chelsea) – £67.5m
=4. Jadon Sancho (Man Utd) – £72m
=4. Jack Grealish (Man City) – £72m
=4. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £72m
3. Raheem Sterling (Man City) – £76.5m
2. Phil Foden (Man City) – £81m
1. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – £90m

It’s probably no surprise who tops transfermarkt’s calculations with England’s exceptional number nine, Kane, seizing the accolade of most valuable.

It would, though, be interesting to see how this would translate into real life. Would Kane really sell for more than Foden or Alexander-Arnold if, say, Real Madrid came knocking? It would certainly be close.

Taking into account the ballooned European football transfer market, players would likely go for a lot more and it would be hard to see Man City letting Foden go for anything less than a figure north of the £120 million mark.

Nevertheless, this list is based on facts and statistics which makes it a pretty accurate representation of what they should be going for, excluding club specific factors and so on.

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Moving down the list there a few notable surprises.

Chelsea right back, James, can manage just twelfth position overall which is quite a surprise given the stellar season he’s had at Stamford Bridge.

Tomori and Abraham, England’s two representatives in Italy, share 15th place. Both have enjoyed the best campaigns of their career to date and might feel a little hard done by.

Whilst Harry Maguire, the world’s most expensive centre-back, can manage just 19th place with an estimated market value of £36 million – less than 50% of the £80 million United paid for him. Ouch.

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