Tottenham's Harry Kane the fifth most valuable player in Europe - CIES study
Nearly half of the most valuable 100 players in Europe's top five leagues play in the Premier League, with Tottenham's Harry Kane ranked fifth, according to a CIES Football Observatory study.
Spurs striker Kane, who won the Premier League Golden Boot with 25 goals, was named the most valuable Premier League player and one of eight stars worth over €100 million.
The 22-year-old -- who was joined in the top 15 by Spurs and England teammate Dele Alli -- was listed in fifth behind Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann.
In an analysis of the English, French, German, Italian and Spanish top flights, CIES' algorithm found 46 Premier League players to be among the top 100 most valuable, with 23 from La Liga, 13 from Serie A, 12 from the Bundesliga and six from Ligue 1.
Real Madrid had the most players in the top 100 with eight -- two more than La Liga rivals Barcelona, although the Catalans boast the two most valuable players in Messi and Neymar.
Kane the most valuable player in the PL & only worth more than €100m. Alli also in top 15, while former Bale at #11. pic.twitter.com/lHBgu9xUgC- Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) June 1, 2016
Manchester United's Anthony Martial, Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Paula Dybala of Juventus were the other players valued at more than €100m, while Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Juventus star Paul Pogba made up the top 10.
Martial, 20, is the youngest player to be worth over €100m, while United also have the most valuable goalkeeper, 41st-placed David de Gea, valued at €46.4m. Ronaldo and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer are the only over-30s on the list.
Chelsea were the best represented Premier League club in the top 100 with eight players, while Spurs and the Manchester clubs had six apiece, Arsenal boasted five and Liverpool had four players named.
Premier League champions Leicester City had three representatives, as did Everton, while Southampton had two and there was one apiece from West Ham, Stoke and Crystal Palace.
Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_KP.