7. Thomas Muller – $81.4 million
Thomas Muller is the sort of player that you feel could have thrived in any era. The tall and powerful German is fast for his size and can do it all on the field. His versatility, he can play anywhere in the top half of the field and be effective, has seen Muller linked repeatedly with Manchester United and other big spending European clubs, though his style of play might be too functional to work well in Spain. At 26 Muller still has time to grow as a player, especially as his style doesn’t rely on traits that degrade over time. Muller would be an asset to any top club in the world.