Champions League football returns tonight and we have some very fascinating fixtures to look forward to.

Real Madrid vs Club Brugge, Tottenham vs Bayern Munich and Juventus vs Bayer Leverkusen are the best Champions League matches for Tuesday. Meanwhile, tomorrow there’s the biggest match of the week with Barcelona vs Inter as well as Valencia vs Ajax.

Apart from a few exceptions, the world’s best players are all expected to be part of these Champions League matches. But who are the 20 most expensive players in this year’s Champions League edition?

Given the number of talented players taking part in this year’s tournament, here are some of the players who didn’t make the list. Cristiano Ronaldo, Ter Stegen, de Jong, Varane, Aguero…

 

20. Kai Havertz | Bayern Leverkusen

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Kai Haverts of Bayer Leverkusen.

Age: 20
Position: AM
Market Value: €90 million

Kai Havertz is one of the youngest players on this list but we expect big things from him in the future, starting as from this Champions League campaign.

 

19. Virgil van Dijk | Liverpool

Age: 28
Position: CB
Market Value: €100 million

The Dutch international is the only defender on the list and it’s actually not a coincidence. The robust defender is a favourite for the Ballon d’Or and possibly the best centre-back in the world right now.

 

18. Jadon Sancho | Borussia Dortmund

Age: 19
Position: RW
Market Value: €100 million

The 19-year-old has flourished since leaving Man City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017, scoring 17 goals in 60 games.

 

17. Leroy Sane | Manchester City

Age: 23
Position: LW
Market Value: €100 million

Leroy Sane is currently out of action due to a serious injury suffered before the start of the season. However, he will still be crucial for his side’s Champions League aspirations once he’s back.

 

16. Christian Eriksen | Tottenham

Age: 27
Position: AM
Market Value: €100 million

This could be the Danish playmaker’s final season with Spurs.

 

15. Joao Felix | Atletico Madrid

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Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid.

Age: 19
Position: SS
Market Value: €100 million

With his move to Atletico Madrid in the summer, Joao Felix became the fourth-most expensive player in history.

 

14. N’Golo Kante | Chelsea

Age: 28
Position: CM
Market Value: €100 million

Every club in the world would jump at the chance to sign the lovable Frenchman.

 

13. Ousmane Dembele | Barcelona

Age: 22
Position: LW
Market Value: €100 million

Dembele is yet to justify his huge transfer fee since he joined Barcelona but we still believe his time is yet to come.

 

12. Jan Oblak | Atletico Madrid

Age: 26
Position: GK
Market Value: €100 million

Among the top three best goalkeepers in world football right now.

 

11. Bernardo Silva | Manchester City

Age: 25
Position: RW
Market Value: €100 million

Nicknamed ‘Bubble Gum’ because of the way the ball sticks to his foot, Bernardo is a sensational footballer.

 

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10. Sadio Mane | Liverpool

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Sadio Mane of Liverpool.

Age: 27
Position: LW
Market Value: €120 million

Sadio Mane is climbing up the ranks in world football as one of the best at the moment and he just keeps on improving more and more.

 

9. Kevin De Bruyne | Manchester City

Age: 28
Position: AM
Market Value: €130 million

In need of an assist? Call Kevin De Bruyne, he surely wouldn’t disappoint you.

 

8. Antoine Griezmann | Barcelona

Age: 28
Position: CF
Market Value: €130 million

Griezmann finally decided to leave Atletico for Barcelona in the summer and has scored three goals in his first eight appearances for the Catalan giants.

 

7. Raheem Sterling | Manchester City

Age: 24
Position: LW
Market Value: €140 million

Like most of his past seasons, Raheem Sterling has also started this campaign brilliantly with eight goals in nine matches so far.

 

6. Lionel Messi | Barcelona

Age: 32
Position: RW
Market Value: €150 million

The GOAT. Nothing more needs to be said.

 

5. Harry Kane | Tottenham

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Harry Kane of Tottenham.

Age: 26
Position: CF
Market Value: €150 million

If you want a safe bet, then you can simply check out when Tottenham is playing and put money on this guy finding at the back of the net.

 

4. Eden Hazard | Real Madrid

Age: 28
Position: LW
Market Value: €150 million

Left Chelsea after seven years in the summer, Hazard will be under pressure to inspire Real Madrid to silverware this season.

 

3. Mohamed Salah | Liverpool

Age: 27
Position: RW
Market Value: €150 million

Seventy-five goals in 111 games means Salah has exceeded all expectations since joining Liverpool from AS Roma in 2017.

 

2. Neymar | Paris Saint-Germain

Age: 27
Position: LW
Market Value: €180 million

The Brazilian was reportedly left devastated after his proposed return to Barcelona fell through in the summer. Can he pick himself up and inspire PSG to Champions League glory this season?

 

1. Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain

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Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain.

Age: 20
Position: CF
Market Value: €200 million

Still just 20 years old, Mbappe will be desperate to add a Champions League winners’ medal to his growing silverware collection.

 

Information from: https://www.transfermarkt.com

 

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