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Cristiano Ronaldo is No Longer the Most Valuable Footballer in Serie A

Mudeet Arora
Cristiano Ronaldo dethroned from his position as the most expensive footballer in the Serie A
Cristiano Ronaldo dethroned from his position as the most expensive footballer in the Serie A / Enrico Locci/Getty Images

Arguably one of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo has also been in the list of the most valuable players in world football.

Over the last few years, with age, naturally, Ronaldo's value has seen a decline but he will still the Italian Serie A's most expensive player right up until the latest valuations which took place recently.

According to Sempreinter, Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has now overtaken Ronaldo to become the most valuable player in the Italian top flight with a valuation of €104.6m. The Belgian has been in fabulous form this season, propelling the Nerazzurri to the top of the Serie A table.

Lukaku has rifled in 59 goals from 85 games for Inter. The Belgian maestro has 25 goals from 34 matches in this season alone.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, has scored 67 goals in 69 appearances for Juventus in the same period, including his 30 goals in 33 games this season.

Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt is the second most valuable star in Serie A at €88.5m.

Inter star Nicolo Barella was the highest ranked Italian in the valuation, with the midfielder valued at €60.5m. Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Juventus forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala came in ahead of Barella, while Juve midfielder Dejan Kulusevski rounded off the top 10 in Serie A.

According to an analysis carried out by KPMG, Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable footballer in the world at the moment. The Frenchman has been valued at €185m by the survey, far more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, both valued at €125m rank second and third respectively on this list. Lukaku, meanwhile, has been valued at €104.6m, making him 13th in the overall rankings. Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Achraf Hakimi are also both ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in these ratings.