Manchester City have been one of the most successful English clubs in the last decade or so.
Under the tutelage of a certain Pep Guardiola, the City juggernaut has won three of the last four Premier League titles. They reached their maiden Champions League final last season but fell to Chelsea. After a slow start to their domestic campaign this season, City trail the table-topping Blues by two points in the Premier League table.
With a star-studded squad boasting quality in every position on the field, Manchester City have one of the most enviable rosters in the game. On that note, here's a look at the five most valuable City players at the moment:
Note: All player valuations and stats are as per transfermarkt unless mentioned otherwise.
#5 Ruben Dias - €75 million
He has only played one season at Manchester City, but Ruben Dias has already been a revelation at the club since arriving last summer.
The 24-year-old centre-back hit the ground running in his first season in English football. Dias was a rock in the City rearguard, helping Guardiola's men win their third league title in four years. For his exploits last season, Dias won the Premier League Player of the Year award.
Dias seems to have continued from where he left off last season, playing all 90 minutes in the Premier League and Champions League. He has registered an assist in each competition.
#4 Phil Foden - €80 million
Phil Foden is one of the most exciting young English players in the game at the moment.
Still only 21, the Englishman has blossomed into a world-class player under Guardiola's watchful tutelage. The three-time Premier League winner has registered 33 goals and 24 assists across competitions for City in over 100 games.
The midfielder has already opened his account for the season, scoring twice and assisting as many in six games across competitions. Guardiola once said of Foden that the Englishman is arguably better than what a certain Lionel Messi was at Foden's age.
#3 Raheem Sterling - €90 million
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is one of the most explosive young wingers in the game at the moment.
The 26-year-old has already amassed over 100 goals and almost as many assists in 302 games across competitions for Manchester City. The Euro 2020 finalist recently made his 200th Premier League appearance for the Cityzens.
Sterling endured a slightly underwhelming campaign by his staggering standards last season, scoring only 14 times. He has made a quiet start to his 2021-22 campaign, netting only once in ten games across competitions. Nevertheless, he remains a key player for Manchester City.
#2 Jack Grealish - €100 million
Jack Grealish arrived on a big-money transfer to Manchester City this summer. One of the most exciting English players in recent times, Grealish scored on his home debut for City.
However, the winger, who has also been deployed as a lone forward at times, has appeared subdued in recent games. Nevertheless, he has scored and provided an assist apiece in both the Premier League and the Champions League.
It remains to be seen if Grealish will go on to have a breakout campaign at City after seemingly appearing to have cooled off in recent games.
#1 Kevin De Bruyne - €100 million
Kevin De Bruyne is the crown jewel in Pep Guardiola's star-studded Manchester City team.
The midfield metronome dictates play from the center of the park and is a regular goalscorer and assist-provider for the club. Needless to say, the 30-year-old has played a key role in Manchester City becoming the team to beat in English football and abroad.
De Bruyne has scored 69 goals and made over a hundred assists across competitions since arriving at City in the summer of 2015.
The three-time Premier League winner recently opened his account for the season. He has scored two goals in seven games across competitions this campaign.