There is no good team without a good striker and this is why they are the most expensive players to sign. A striker is the one other players depend on for goals, to disturb the opposition’s defense, and always be in the right position at the right time.
There are so many great strikers in football now, hence, the question of who is the most valuable amongst them has become essential?
This article will provide an answer to such a question. Keep reading to find out the 10 most valuable strikers in the world.
Below are the Most valuable strikers in the world 2022
1. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain – €160M)
The French wonder kid is not only the most valuable striker in the world but also one of the fastest players alive. Mbappe got his breakthrough during his time at Monaco and he helped them to win the Ligue 1 title. His performance attracted PSG to sign him in 2018 and has turned into one of their best players. The Ligue 1 champions renewed his contract this season keeping him at the club till 2025. Mbappe has won many individual awards at the age of 23 for both club and country.
2. Erling Haaland ( Manchester City – €150M)
The Norwegian hitman is also one of the most prolific strikers in the world. Haaland moved to Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg before heading to Manchester City this summer. He established himself as one of the best strikers to ever play in the Bundesliga. Haaland scored a total of 20 goals with 5 assists in 23 Bundesliga games. However, he’s yet to make an appearance for Manchester City and the fans are looking forward to that.
3. Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid – €100M)
Vinicius Jr’s price went up after his amazing performance during the 2021/22 campaign. The Brazilian joined Real Madrid from Flamengo in 2018 but failed to adapt to the club until 2021. Vini finished last season with 17 goals and 13 assists in 35 la Liga goals which are better than his overall record from 2018 to 2020 for Real Madrid.
4. Mohamed Salah ( Liverpool – €90M)
Salah joined Liverpool on a €15M deal from AS Roma but has turned out to have a market value of €90M. The Egyptian king has been a fundamental player in Jurgen Klopp’s squad. He is always the one who’s ready to bang in goals and has won all the available trophies at the club level. He helped Liverpool to finish last season with the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
5. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur – €90M)
Current England and Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane would be regarded as one of the best strikers to grace the English Premier League. The goal-scoring machine has always been on the score sheets even if Tottenham had a good season or not. Harry Kane finished the 2021/22 season with 17 goals and 9 assists in 36 games.
6. Dušan Vlahović (Juventus – €85M)
The 22-year-old Serbian striker seems to have taken over the duties of scoring goals for the Italian giants. Vlahović moved to Juventus from Fiorentina in 2021 and his first season is one to remember. He scored a total of 24 Serie A goals for Juventus in 35 games.
7. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig – €80M)
Nkunku was one of the hottest players in the Bundesliga last season and his performance earned him the best player of the season award. The France man is now considered as one of the players to take over the duties of scoring goals in Bundesliga as Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski won’t be in the league next season.
8. Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan – €75M)
Lautaro Martinez’s form seems to get better every new season and he’s showing no sign of stopping. The Argentinian man helped Inter Milan to win the 2020/21 Serie A title and was among the players who carried them to second place last season. Martinez scored a total of 21 goals last season and this has attracted Tottenham Hotspur to make him an offer.
9. Jadon Sancho ( Manchester United – €75M)
Borussia Dortmund’s wonder kid joined Manchester United last season but has failed to live up to the fans’ expectations. Although he didn’t replicate the form which made Manchester United sign him, his stats at Borussia Dortmund is what’s keeping him on this list.
10. Heung-min Son (Tottenham Hotspur – €75M)
Heung-min Son’s performance last season has written his name in the English Premier League records book as the only Asian to win the Golden Boot Award. Son scored a total of 23 goals last season alongside Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.