When considering the value of a player, there are a lot of factors that can apply. Some are obvious, including level of competition, strength of teammates and overall appeal to the general market. Some are not so obvious and may include factors such as marketing ability, locker room presence and ability to fit a particular manager's style.
With a little over two months to go in the European season, the value of players throughout Europe will fluctuate as the season winds down. Some players will continue to showcase their skills, hoping to extract a big transfer fee in the open market. Others will be playing for major trophies and a chance to add to their legacy.
Here is a list of the the most valuable players the game, based on their potential value in the global market, with value numbers being provided by Transfermarkt.