According to Transfermarkt, Kylian Mbappe is the most expensive footballer in the world. The PSG attacker is worth 160 million, which is 30 million more than Erling Haaland, who is in the second position. Moreover, Lionel Messi, oddly enough, does not make the top 20. Frenkie de Jong and Pedri, two of his former Barcelona colleagues, are ahead of him in 9th and 16th place.
The world's top 30 most costly players
We've reached the end of this article and now have a list of the world's 30 most expensive footballers. Furthermore, we can see that Lionel Messi isn't among the top 20 most expensive players.