Bayern Munich are one of the most successful teams in Europe's top five leagues. The Bavarian giants are on course to win a record-extending tenth Bundesliga title and embark on another deep run in the Champions League.
Considering the Bavarian giants' history and pedigree, many world-class players have played for them over the years. That also holds true for their current crop of players, some of whom have been there for almost a decade.
However, Bayern also have a good mix of youth and experience. They have built up a fabulous squad without splurging as much as some of the other top teams in the continent. On that note, here's a look at the five most valuable players at Bayern Munich at the moment:
#5 Alphonso Davies - €70 million
Alphonso Davies is one of the most exciting young full-backs in the game at the moment. He is also one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in the history of the game, having grown up in a refugee camp.
Still only 21, the young Canadian has already made over 100 appearances for Bayern Munich, bagging five goals and 18 assists. The left-back has already won a continental treble and three league titles with the Bavarian giants.
Described as a freak of nature, Davies has impressed at both ends of the pitch, especially in take-ons, something Koln learnt the hard way.
He hasn't scored this season, but has contributed six assists in 23 games across competitions as Bayern seek a league and Champions League double.
#4 Leroy Sane - €70 million
Leroy Sane has had a decent stint with Bayern Munich since his move to the Bavarian giants from Manchester City in the summer of 2020.
In 72 appearances across competitions, the 26-year-old has tallied almost 50 goal contributions (22 goals, 26 assists). Sane has particularly impressed under Julian Nagelsmann this season, producing an impressive 12 goals and 14 assists across three different competitions.
Together with Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry (more on him later), Sane forms one of the most devastating attacking triumvirates in the game. Nagelsmann will hope that Sane continues his imperious form and helps Bayern to multiple titles this season.
#3 Serge Gnabry - €70 million
Serge Gnabry has been one of the most consistent performers for Bayern Munich since his arrival at the club in the summer of 2018.
The 26-year-old winger has racked up over 50 goals and nearly 40 assists in 154 appearances for the Bavarian giants across competitions. Gnabry has been on a tear in the Bundesliga, registering double-digit goal tallies in each of his six seasons in the competition. Four of those campaigns have come with Bayern.
Together with his attacking colleagues Lewandowski and Mane, Gnabry is part of one of the most lethal attacking trios in the game. Gnabry will hope to continue his imperious form as Bayern seek to continue their Bundesliga dominance and conquer Europe for the second time in three years.
#2 Leon Goretzka - €70 million
Leon Goretzka is widely regarded as one of the best goalscoring midfielders in the game at the moment.
The Bayern Munich man has racked up 130 appearances for the club since his arrival in Bavaria in the summer of 2018. Thanks to his versatility, Goretzka can operate in a plethora of positions across the middle third. However, it's from central midfield where the 26-year-old has bagged most of his 27 goals and 28 assists for the club.
Currently out injured, the three-time Bundesliga winner is expected to return to action in the next few weeks for the Bavarian giants.
Nagelsmann will look to his midfield general to hit the ground running as he seeks multiple silverware in his first season in charge at the Allianz Arena.
#1 Joshua Kimmich - €85 million
Joshua Kimmich is one of the most versatile players gracing the beautiful game at the moment.
Still only 26, the diminutive Kimmich has racked up close to 300 appearances across competitions for Bayern, contributing 33 goals and an impressive 77 assists.
The six-time Bundesliga winner is equally adept in the centre of the park as he is at right-back, where he initially started. Breaking up opposition plays and building attacks from the back, Kimmich, along with Goretzka, forms a solid midfield pivot for the Bavarian giants.
Kimmich has contributed three goals and six assists this season - all in the Bundesliga - as Bayern seek a league and Champions League double.