Pick your buy: Ronaldo, Mbappe, Costa, Lukaku, Sanchez or Belotti?
Their names have dominated the gossip columns this summer and have no doubt been mentioned in club boardrooms across the world, but whom would you fancy splashing the cash on?
We've rounded up Europe's stellar talent, and it's time to put yourselves in the shoes of those trying to make the big deals. The CIES Football Observatory research team has developed a unique approach to estimate the transfer value of players on a scientific basis. The model includes multiple variables on player performance (minutes, goals, etc.) and characteristics (age, contract, etc.) as well as data on employer clubs and potential recruiting ones to come up with a fee for each player.
Here's a collection of star names to be linked with a big-money move. All you have to do is pick the player who represents the best value for money.
While Torino owner Urbano Cairo wants "Higuain money" for main man Belotti -- and Manchester United are said to be interested -- the CIES Football Observatory believe he is worth a little under the €90 million Juventus paid for him last summer.
Does the Italy striker represent the best value from our sensational six? Could you countenance spending more than €100 million on Ronaldo, who will turn 33 midway through the new season? Vote in our poll, and have your say below.
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