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Study finds Wayne Rooney now valued at less than £20m - while Harry Kane's worth £91.3m

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How much would you pay for Wayne Rooney to play for your team? £40m? A bag of Monster Munch and a bottle of Lucozade?

Well according to figures compiled for a new study by the CIEF Football Observatory - a sporting think-tank which totted up market values of top players across Europe’s big five leagues - the current England captain doesn’t even make the top 100. Based on the price of last placed player, Milan's Carlos Bacca at £20.7m, that means Rooney would likely cost any potential suitors less than £20m.

Chump change for today’s chairmen (you couldn’t even get half a Fernando Torres for that money in 2011), Rooney’s drop in value is further indication that the star's powers are waning and his time at the top of European football’s top table is fast running out.

He's been mocked by Manchester Police, lambasted by pundits for poor form over the last few seasons and now this might be the most damning verdict of all.

On the flipside, Rooney’s England teammate Harry Kane makes the top five with the near unbelievable market price of £91.3m (narrowly ousting Raheem Sterling who sits on place behind on 89.8m), while even Kane’s fellow teammates Dele Alli and Eric Dier are priced £34.6m and £34.2m respectively.

Beating them all, not too surprisingly, is 28-year-old Lionel Messi, a man who would set potential suitors back £250.7m if Barcelona were ever to part with the Argentine. Meanwhile, 30-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo, the same age as Rooney, lags behind in fourth place on £114m.

Further proof that money in football is just ludicrous.

See the full list below.

Football-observatory.com

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