Kane worth more than Messi, values of Llorente and Lamela drop

An injured Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur holds his ankle during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on March 10, 2018 in...

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is worth more than Barcelona star Lionel Messi, according to a study.

An injured Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur holds his ankle during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on March 10, 2018 in...

Lionel Messi may still be regarded as the world’s best footballer by many, but the Barcelona forward’s value is now less than Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, according to CIES Football Observatory.

According to a study done by the CIES Football Observatory using data based on performance, England international striker Kane is now worth €198.2 million (£174.78m).

Lionel Messi of Barcelona controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on March 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Argentina international forward Messi, who has guided Barcelona to the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season, is valued at €196.8m (£173.54m).

There is not too much of a difference between the two players, but it is remarkable that Kane, 24, is worth more than Messi, one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Two of Kane’s Tottenham teammates, though, have seen their values drop, according to the CIES Football Observatory study.

Fernando Llorente (L) and Erik Lamela (R) of Tottenham celebrate after Son Heung-min scores Tottenham's fifth goal of the game during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay match between...

Spurs striker Llorente is now worth just €5.6m (£4.94m), while Lamela, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, is valued at €12.2m (£10.76m).

Tottenham paid Swansea City £12m in the summer of 2017 in order to secure the services of Llorente, according to Sky Sports.

Lamela moved to Spurs from AS Roma in the summer of 2013 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £25.7m.

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