The transfer market has been badly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The clubs have been hit financially and don’t have enough money like before, which in turn has decreased the transfer value of every player. The forward players, including the strikers, are some of the most expensive players in the transfer market. If you look at the top 10 most expensive transfers of all time, you will see it is flooded with forwards.So here we take a look at the top 5 most valuable strikers in world football in 2021:
Club: Inter Milan
League: Serie A
It’s sad that we don’t get to see Romelu Lukaku in the Premier League anymore. He’s always had a natural finishing ability and strength rare in young players - typified by the fact he’s the fast overseas player to reach 100 goals in English football. Lukaku is a student of the game too though, highly intelligent and keen to improve as an individual. As the outlet in Antonio Conte’s clockwork Inter Milan machine, he’s been in fine form over the last year, proving himself to be one of the most reliable frontmen in Europe. He’s Belgium’s top scorer, cost clubs around €90m and he’s still only 27. He’ll only get better.
4. Joao Felix
Club: Atletico Madrid
League: La Liga
Which position does Joao Felix play? Joao Felix is an adaptable forward and is capable of playing anywhere across the attacking line. He is currently playing as part of a front two - as a supporting striker - along with Luis Suarez, but can also play on the wing or slightly deeper as an attacking playmaker or No. 10.
3. Erling Haaland
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland is, undisputedly, the most in-demand player in world football at the moment. The Norwegian superstar has been simply sensational in every way and, regardless of the opposition or the competition, he has managed to find the back of the net time after time.Haaland has only played a total of 51 competitive games for Borussia Dortmund since moving midway through last season from RB Salzburg. During this period, he's scored a staggering 49 goals and set up a further 12 for his teammates. These aren't figures one would expect from a 20-year-old who isn't named Lionel Messi. The former FK Molde star has scored 21 times in 22 Bundesliga games and a tournament-high ten times in the UEFA Champions League this season.The Dortmund striker's 0.98 non-penalty goals per 90 places him in the 98th percentile for forwards across Europe and is currently the fifth leading scorer across the top five leagues this season. Given that Haaland is this good at just 20 years of age, it isn't hard to see why European giants Real Madrid, Barcelona, and other clubs have Mino Raiola on speed-dial ahead of the summer window.
2. Harry Kane
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
League: Premier League
Harry Kane has been one of the top number nines in the world for several years now and is getting better and better. The 27-year-old is certain to break plenty of records for both club and country by the time he retires. The England skipper has already netted 209 goals for Tottenham Hotspur but might be tempted to make a move away in the future in order to win silverware.
1. Kylian Mbappe
Club: Paris Saint-Germain
League: Ligue 1
Widely considered to be the best young striker in the world and to be a future Ballon d'Or award winner, Kylian Mbappe is without doubt one of the best in the world despite only being 22-years-old. The Frenchman has been brilliant for PSG as seen by the 90 goals he has scored for them in just 110 appearances so far.
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