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Most valuable starting XI in Europe revealed

CIES Football Observatory produces a report detailing the valuation of the world’s footballers twice a year and have recently provided their latest findings.

Indeed, the report can be seen in two ways, with many agreeing with the suggestions and valuations that have been set, whilst others may decide that the values are someway off (whether it be in a negative or positive fashion) and simply disagree with what has been suggested.

Of course, football can be all about opinions at the very best of times, especially for those that like to make predictions and bet on the action that is about to happen. Many will always look to try and further enhance their betting experiences by using their opinions with an 888sport promo code or something similar.

What may not make for surprise reading, though, is that the Premier League have a total of seven players featuring in the CIES Football Observatory report for footballers to be valued the highest.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford was valued as the most valuable, with a figure of €165.6m (£149.7m), helping to take the total value of Premier League players represented in the European most valuable XI to a huge €1.46 billion (£1.32 billion).

With an average age of just 22.4 years, here is the team:

Goalkeeper: Ederson (€79.6m)

Right-back: Alexander-Arnold (€151.6m)

Centre-back: Ruben Dias (€126.8m)

Centre-back: Matthijs de Ligt (€104.1m)

Left-back: Alphonso Davies (€139.2m)

Centre-midfield: Bruno Fernandes (€151.1m)

Centre-midfield: Mason Mount (€109.3m)

Centre-midfield: Kai Havertz (€136m)

Right-forward: Kylian Mbappe (€149.4m)

Left-forward: Marcus Rashford (€165.6m)

Centre-forward: Erling Haaland (€152m)

Indeed, that is some team and one that nobody would ever likely want to come up against in a match.

In truth, it is hardly a surprise that the XI that have been chosen all feature in the team, especially with so many of them having exceptional years.

Kai Havertz could be argued to be a strange case considering things have not quite turned out how many would have initially hoped and possibly expected when he first moved to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea, although much of the report would have likely focused on his time at Bayer Leverkusen instead.

Again, it could be argued that Marcus Rashford’s value as the most valuable footballer in Europe seems a little strange, but considering he is still only 23-years-old, he has shown he still has a significant amount of potential to offer Manchester United. Of course, his exploits off the field certainly make him a great human being, at the very least.