According to the latest valuations from the CIES Football Observatory, Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka is now worth the same as Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe. The website has used data and analysis to compile a comprehensive list of player valuations following its last update on August 30, and it reckons the England international and France international both have the same transfer value of €200 million. Real Madrid duo Rodrygo Goes and Jude Bellingham are also valued at the same price, with Vinicius Junior and Erling Haaland worth €250m.
Saka has been nominated for the Ballon d’Or alongside Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard, making the 30-man shortlist that was announced yesterday, and there is no denying that he is really worth €200m in the transfer market right now. At 22, the Hale End academy graduate has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League over the last two seasons, making the PFA Team of the Year for the 2022-23 campaign following an impressive season with the Gunners.