10 most valuable midfielders in the world right now
If you ask any manager in the world, he would say that the most important role on the pitch is that of a midfielder. The player who plays right in the middle has to defend when needed and also provide the balls for the attackers to score.
It is very important for all the teams to have the right combination of players playing together in this role. A slight misbalance would see them either conceding too many goals or not be producing much.
Based on values provided by transfermarkt.com, here are the most valuable midfielders in the world right now:
#10 - Marco Verratti (£40.5 million)
Ther #10 on the list today is the heart of Paris Saint-Germain's team – Marco Verratti. The Italian has been touted as one of the best in the world at intercepting the play and producing some slick through balls.
The 24-year-old has been compared to Andrea Pirlo a lot as he always ensures that he picks out the right pass, even when he is surrounded by 2 or 3 players. He was signed by PSG in 2012 after an impressive season at Pescara for a reported fee of €12 million.
Barcelona were keen on signing him as a long term replacement for Andreas Iniesta and even offered to pay double his market value – £90 million. However, PSG were reluctant to sell him as they knew that he was the engine of the team. They were building a team for the future at the club and wanted Verratti to be a vital part of it.