With the 2018 FIFA World Cup just days away, we have decided to bring you a starting XI consisting of the highest valued players in the competition.
Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s highest valued XI, according to Transfermarkt.
Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, said to have a worth of €70 million (R1.08 billion), is the highest valued shot-stopper in the competition this year.
Real Madrid and Brazil international Barcelona is at left back in the starting XI as he is valued at €60 million (R931 million), the same as his club teammate and Spain defender Dani Carvajal, who is at right back.
At centre-back, France international Raphael Varane is the highest valued defender at the World Cup at €70 million (R1.08 billion), while his partner Mats Hummels, from Germany, is said to be worth €60 million (R939 million).
In the three-man midfield, Manchester City and Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is the highest valued star. The Belgian has a value of €150 million (R2.32 billion) and is joined by Argentine’s Paulo Dybala, who is worth €110 million (R1.70 billion) and France’s Paul Pogba, valued at €90 million (R1.39 billion).
Up front, we see Brazil superstar Neymar and Argentina captain Lionel Messi get picked on the two flanks, with both players said to be worth €180 million (R2.79 billion), while England striker Harry Kane sees his value set at €150 million (R2.32 billion).
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