Who would have thought that Dele Alli is worth more (in footballing terms) than Lionel Messi? In a study of a football think-tank, which considers a range of variables, including age, club performance, position and international status, Brazil’s Neymar comes out tops, with an estimated value over £200 million. Interestingly, Tottenham Hotspurs’ Dele Alli (21) and Harry Kane (24) are valued higher than Lionel Messi, their relative youth putting them ahead of the little maestro. Catch Messi tonight in the Copa del Rey when Barcelona resume hostilities with Celta Vigo, 11 January at 22:30 CAT). And don’t miss the quarterfinals of the Copa del rey 16 January. Thus far Real Madrid, Atletico, Valencia, Leganes and Alaves have booked their spots in the final eight.