Neymar remains world's most valuable player as MSN all make top five

The CIES Football Observatory published on Monday a new report into the world's most valuable football players, with Barcelona forward Neymar leading the list with a value of 246.8 million euros, followed by his team-mate Lionel Messi, who is priced at 170.5 million euros. 

In December's list Neymar led the way at 250 million euros, with Messi's price then placed at 190 million euros. The main news with regards to changes in the new study is that Manchester United Paul Pogba has moved up in to third position. 

Atletico Madrid front man Antoine Griezmann follows his France team-mate, with another Barça player, Luis Suarez, completing a top five which features each member of the MSN. The total value of the Barça's front line is placed at 562.5 million euros.

Here are the 10 most expensive players in the world according to the CIES:

1 - Neymar (Barcelona) - 246,8 M €
2 - Messi (Barcelona) - 170,5 M €

3 - Pogba (Manchester United) - 155,3 M €
4 - Griezmann (Atlético) - 150,4 M €
5 - Luis Suárez (Barcelona) - 145.2 M €
6 - Harry Kane (Tottenham) - 139,2 M €
7 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 126,5 M €
8 - Dybala (Juventus) - 113,8 M €
9 - Dele Alli (Tottenham) - 110,5 M €
10 - Hazard (Chelsea) - 101,5 M €

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