Haaland, Salah, De Bruyne, Kane: The most valuable Premier League XI

Erling Braut Haaland will join Manchester City on a permanent transfer this summer.

The Premier League champions have acquired one of the most sought-after players in world football for a fairly modest fee.

City have activated Haaland’s €60 million release clause at Borussia Dortmund, which for a 21-year-old with his outrageous talent is a bit of a bargain.

Of course, Pep Guardiola’s side will have to splash out a fair bit in agent fees and wages, but there’s no denying that it’s a great deal overall.

City are already a force to be reckoned with, so you dread to think what they’ll be able to do on the pitch with a world-class striker in the XI.

Haaland has scored goals with frightening regularity during the course of his career thus far.

In 115 games across all competitions with Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund, he’s found the back of the net an astonishing 114 times.

Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland warming up
DORTMUND, GERMANY – APRIL 30: Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund looks onduring the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Bochum at Signal Iduna Park on April 30, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

On international duty with Norway, Haaland has scored 15 goals in just 17 games.

The numbers speak for themselves and they’re part of the reason why the Leeds-born striker is currently the second-most valuable player on the planet.

Only Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe boasts a higher value.

As such, the Premier League’s most valuable XI with Haaland leading the line is worth an eye-watering £864 million in total.

Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland & Man City's Ruben Dias in action
DORTMUND, GERMANY – APRIL 14: Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund passes the ball during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City at Signal Iduna Park on April 14, 2021 in Dortmund, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Frederic Scheidemann/Getty Images)

Let’s take a look at the team in full…

The Premier League’s most valuable XI (4-4-2)

GK: Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – £54.00 million

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – £72.00 million

CB: Ruben Dias (Manchester City) – £67.50 million

CB: Raphael Varane (Manchester United) – £54.00 million

LB: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – £58.50 million

RM: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £90.00 million

CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £81.00 million

CM: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – £81.00 million

LM: Phil Foden (Manchester City) – £81.00 million

ST: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – £90.00 million

ST: Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – £135.00 million

Total value: £864.00 million

The Premier League's most valuable XI

So, Liverpool and City both have four representatives apiece, while United players take up two of the positions.

Spurs talisman Kane occupies the other spot, meaning Arsenal and Chelsea are the only members of the ‘top six’ to not feature.

Chelsea’s most valuable player at the time of writing is Romelu Lukaku (£76.50 million), while Arsenal’s is the prodigious Bukayo Saka (£58.50 million).

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