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Son Heung-min is 99 places ahead of Ronaldo in the ‘special’ ranking

With brilliant performances in the past many seasons, striker Son Heung-min has risen to become one of the brightest stars of world football.

After the sweeping waves of the Covid-19 pandemic, a series of football teams were severely affected economically. Due to that reason, the transfer value of players also decreased with an estimate of 20-30 percent.

However, there are exceptions where the transfer value is not reduced due to the competition maintaining good form. Typically, Son Heung-min of Tottenham, the Korean striker plays better and is the most expensive player in Asia.

Son is currently the Asian player with the highest transfer value. Photo: Getty

According to the expert’s estimate Transfermarkt, the transfer value of “Sonny” still stands at 85 million euros, ranked 15th in the world. Meanwhile, the superstar who is considered the idol of the Korean player, Cristiano Ronaldo has fallen to 114th place (45 million euros).

After Harry Kane had problems with Tottenham and was said to be preparing to leave Tottenham, the Asian striker was considered the number one star of Spurs. It was Son Heung-min who also scored the only goal to help the Rooster beat the defending champion Man City in the first round of the English Premier League.

The most expensive player on the planet at the moment is still Kylian Mbappe, with a figure of up to 160 million euros. The 22-year-old striker is also the focus of the transfer market with rumors related to Real Madrid. Recently, the former AS Monaco star has rejected PSG’s offer to extend the contract.

Top 10 most expensive players according to Transfermarkt

  1. Kylian Mbappe – 160 million euros
  2. Erling Haaland – 130 million euros
  3. Harry Kane – 120 million euros
  4. Jadon Sancho – 100 million euros
  5. Mohamed Salah – 100 million euros
  6. Romelu Lukaku – 100 million euros
  7. Kevin De Bruyne – 100 million euros
  8. Neymar – 100 million euros
  9. Frenkie De Jong – 90 million euros
  10. Bruno Fernandes – 90 million euros

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