Most valuable strikers in the world right now
Modern football has evolved to be more than just entertainment. It is now a whole show biz in itself. The glamorous world of football demands more than just skilled teams competing against each other.
Currently, many variables are played into question while determining which club stands where. These factors include the reputation of the team, the sponsors it is linked to, big names in the squad list, etc.
Moreover, the same is the context for players as well. Along with the aforementioned factors, aspects like the player’s age, track record, endorsements, form from the previous seasons, among the others determine his/her market value.
Having said that, in this article, let’s take a look at
Five of the most valuable strikers in football at the moment
#5 Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan) — €80.00m
Martinez helped the Nerazzurri win Serie A after nearly a decade
Lautaro Martinez‘s name and fame touched the sky after his contributions helped Inter Milan secure the Scudetto by dethroning Juventus. Martinez, alongside his former teammate Romelu Lukaku, helped the Nerazzurri win Serie A after nearly a decade. He scored 19 goals and made 11 assists last season across all competitions.
The 2021 summer transfer window came as a shocker for Inter Milan as both Lukaku and Martinez were linked with a move away from San Siro. While Lukaku eventually joined his former club, Lautaro Martinez stayed despite being heavily linked with Spurs.
The Argentine has barely kept a foot wrong this season and has been constantly delivering at international and club level. He played a major part in Argentina’s 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. The striker has scored five and assisted one off 11 games for Inter Milan so far.
#4 Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) — €100.00m
Lukaku is valued at €100.00m
Despite having endured a stellar season last term with Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku took the risk of switching sides. The striker described the move as a difficult one and that if it weren’t for Chelsea, he would have never left Inter Milan.
The gamble worked for the Belgian striker as he now heads the attacking unit at Chelsea. They are arguably the favorites for the EPL title this season.
Lukaku walked right into a bunch of youngsters under Thomas Tuchel’s command. It came as a blessing for Tuchel, who was on the lookout for an experienced striker.
The former Inter Milan striker has been gracing the role with brilliance. It didn’t take much for the 28-year-old to get along with the team. However, he is currently sidelined following an ankle injury but is soon expected to return.
At the moment, Lukaku is valued at €100.00m.
#3 Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) — €120.00m
Kane is arguably the strongest and most skilled striker in the EPL
Harry Kane holds the record for being the player to score the highest number of goals without winning a single trophy. Something that he isn’t proud of. The same has seen the England captain’s market value remain stagnant.
Kane is arguably the strongest and most skilled striker in the EPL but his misfortune with major trophies continues to date. Always a front-runner for the EPL Golden Boot, Harry Kane has failed to live up to that reputation this time.
The Spurs number 10 has accumulated just one goal from ten games this season. He and his team struggled under Nuno Espírito Santo. However, we are yet to see what could change under the new manager — Antonio Conte.
Harry Kane is valued at €120.00m.
#2 Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) — €150.00m
Haaland is the fastest and the youngest player to bag 20 UEFA Champions League goals
Apart from failing to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, it has been another fine year for Erling Haaland. The youngster has been firing goals just like every other time and has the whole limelight upon him.
Considered the ‘next big thing’, Erling Haaland has already started smashing records. He is the fastest and the youngest player to bag 20 UEFA Champions League goals. With the pace he is scoring goals, it is certain that multiple unbreakable records could easily be within reach for this Norwegian.
Dubbed ‘The Terminator’, Erling Haaland has scored nine goals and assisted thrice off six games in Bundesliga so far this season. As per pundits, Haaland would dethrone Neymar to be the most expensive player of all time in the near future.
#1 Kylian Mbappe (PSG) — €160.00m
Kylian Mbappe’s current market value is €160.00m
Kylian Mbappe has everyone’s attention on him right now for multiple reasons. The Frenchman is a strong favorite to end up on Real Madrid‘s roster the following year. While the world was keen on Neymar-Messi’s reunion, Mbappe stole the show by outperforming the former Barcelona duo.
Clearly the best player from PSG this season, Mbappe has managed to find the net and assist six times each out of twelve games. The 22-year-old, along with Erling Haaland, is considered to be the Messi-Ronaldo of the coming generation. Although Haaland’s stats are intimidating, Mbappe is in a league of his own.
Kylian Mbappe’s current market value is €160.00m. While his competitor Erling Haaland has seen a rise of €30.00m in his market value in the past few months, Kylian Mbappe’s has remained inert.