Man City, Man Utd, Tottenham & Real Madrid star in Belgium team that is valued at over £500m

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The enormity of the task facing Scotland on Tuesday night is highlighted by the fact that they are taking on a Belgium side who are collectively valued at over half a billion pounds.

That is the reason Steve Clarke’s team have been placed at odds of 25/1 to beat Fifa’s top-ranked country by some bookmakers.

Of the eleven that started Saturday’s 3-0 Euro qualifying victory over Kazakhstan, new Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard and Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne are the most expensive.

Eden Hazard will officially join Madrid this week (Pic: soccer.ru)

Hazard is leaving Chelsea for the Bernabeu in a £130 million transfer, while De Bruyne is worth a similar fee according to respected website transfermarkt.co.uk.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is valued at £76.5 million, while Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is £58.5 million.

Even Tottenham defenders Toby Alderweireld (£36m) and Jan Vertonghen (£27m) do not come cheap.

By comparison, Scotland captain and Liverpool Champions League winner Andy Robertson is by far his country’s most expensive player, with the left-back valued at £45 million.

Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, who is in the last year of his contract and has been linked with Arsenal, is next on the list at £16.2 million.

Value of Belgium players who faced Kazakhstan (£/m)

Thibaut Courtois 58.5

Timothy Castagne 16.2

Toby Alderweireld 36

Vincent Kompany 9

Jan Vertonghen 27

Axel Witsel 28.8

Kevin De Bruyne 135

Eden Hazard 135

Dries Mertens 22.5

Thorgan Hazard 34.2

Romelu Lukaku 76.5

Total   £578.7 million

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