7th January 2020

Raheem Sterling has been ranked as the second-most valuable footballer globally, surpassing Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the CIES Football Observatory’s latest report.

The Manchester City and England icon’s transfer value has rose from the algorithm’s previous edition published in June, which had Raheem ranked third in the list with a price of €207.8m (£176.6m) this has now risen to €223.7m (£190.1m) – a €15.9m (£13.5m) increase.

Now €48.6m (£41.3m) ahead of third-placed Salah, only Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has a greater sum attached to his name.

Since 2018, when CIES listed the 25-year-old as the eleventh most expensive player in world football, Raheem has taken massive strides both on and off the pitch with a growth of €68.6m (£58.3m) from this time.

Capping last year off with 43 goals and 23 assists combined for club and country, Raheem’s status continues to soar as the Football Writers Award Player of the Year will be desperate to make 2020 another successful year in his career.