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10 Most Valuable Young Footballers In The World

A list of the most valuable young footballers has been revealed by the CIES Football Observatory, with a number of Premier League stars from Manchester United and City making the top ten in the world.

The list is of players aged 21 and under and includes some top class talents like Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, and there’ll be few surprises in terms of the selection who made the top ten.

Here’s a look at the ten most valuable young footballers on the planet – did anyone from your club make the list?

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10. Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham) – €66.3m

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A fine summer signing by Tottenham, Davinson Sanchez has settled in instantly in the Premier League to become first choice in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Signed on a six-year contract for a reported transfer fee of up to £42 million,he is one of the best young Centre-Backs in the league. He was named as best player of the season for Ajax last season.

9. Christian Pulisic  (Borussia Dortmund) – €75.2m

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Only 19, Christian Pulisic has already played 70+ games for Borussia Dortmund and has 20 caps for the senior USA national team. He was signed as 16-year-old by Borussia Dortmund in February 2015.

After scoring 10 and assisting 8 in just 15 games with the Dortmund youth teams,Pulisic was called to join the first team. He became the youngest foreigner to score a goal in the Bundesliga. A real talent.


8. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – €85.6m

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A player in lethal form right now, 21-year-old Anthony Martial is a key part of this Manchester United side and looks set to make a big impact for France at next summer’s World Cup. He was one of the recipient of the 2015 Golden Boy Award for the best under-21 player in Europe.

He scored in his first match for United, and was named the Premier League Player of the Month in his first month in English football. He finished the season as the club’s top scorer in both the league and overall competitions with 11 goals and 17 goals respectively.

7. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) – €92.5m

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Banging the goals in right now for RB Leipzig, Timo Werner is the latest big talent coming out of German football.

Werner ended the 2016–17 Bundesliga season with 21 goals, making him the highest German goalscorer in the division. His goals helped RB Leipzig to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.


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6. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – €108.4m

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Making a stunning start to life at Manchester City, it’s little surprise to see 20-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus high up on this list.  He joined Manchester City in January 2017 for a transfer fee of €32 million.

Despite suffering an injury , Jesus ended the 2016–17 season with 7 goals and 4 assists in 11 games. Jesus was also named the player of the season in Brazil in 2016 as Palmeiras won their first national league title in 22 years.

5. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – €116.7m

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Already one of the most dangerous attacking players in the Premier League, Marcus Rashford is hugely popular at Manchester United for the impact he’s made since breaking through from their youth team.

A Manchester United player from the age of seven, he scored twice in both his first-team debut. He also scored in his first Manchester derby match, his first League Cup match and his first UEFA Champions League match.

4. Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona) – €120.4m

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In fourth place is Ousmane Dembele, who despite being just 20 years of age is already the second most expensive transfer of all time, so it’s little surprise to see he is also among the most valuable young footballers in the world right now.
Dembélé began his career at Rennes before joining Dortmund in 2016. A year later, he transferred to Barcelona for an initial fee of €105 million, becoming the joint-second most expensive footballer ever alongside Paul Pogba.

3. Leroy Sane (Manchester City) – €124.5m

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In third is Manchester City starlet Leroy Sane, who has looked unplayable at times this season in a key role in Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering side that already look destined for Premier League glory. Leroy Sane has become a key player at Manchester City following his move from Schalke 04 in 2016.

His blistering pace along with his dribbling skills makes him unplayable at times. In his first season, Sané was named as one of six players shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.


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2. Dele Alli (Tottenham) – €180.2m

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Dele Alli has risen to stardom at Tottenham in recent seasons following a move from MK Dons in 2015. He was voted the season’s PFA Young Player of the Year in 2015-16 season.
Alli was again named in the PFA Team of the Year in 2016-17 season, having been included in the League One selection for 2015 and Premier League selection in 2016.O n 23 April, he was awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year again.
A quite ridiculous talent, 21-year-old Dele Alli already has 110+ appearances to his name for Tottenham and 22 caps for England, seeing him ranked second on this list.

1. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – €182.8m


No surprises here as Kylian Mbappe tops the list of the most valuable young footballers on the planet, with the 18-year-old enjoying a stunning breakthrough season for Monaco last year before his big move to PSG this summer.

He became the second youngest French scorer in UEFA Champions League history behind Karim Benzema. At the age of 17 years and 62 days, he became the youngest first team goalscorer in Monaco’s history—once again displacing Henry in the process.

At PSG ,he has become an important part of the team. He along with Neymar and Cavani forms one of the deadlist trios in the world.


Devarshi Chatterjee

Football Fanatic.Red Devils Fan and Espanol.

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