ERLING HAALAND, Vinicius Jr and Phil Foden are the most valuable footballers under 23 in Europe, according to new research.
The CIES Football Observatory have conducted a new study into determining the ten most valuable young stars in Europe’s top leagues.
Of their ten, FOUR are English, with the Three Lions possessing some exceptional young talent.
SunSport takes a look at who made the cut.
ERLING HAALAND – £127.5m
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is arguably the hottest property in Europe.
The 21-year-old has been courted by all of the continent’s elite clubs, amid reports that he can leave BVB for £65million in the summer due to a clause in his contract.
VINICIUS JR – £127.5m
Brazilian wing wizard Vinicius Jr has taken a leap this season with Real Madrid.
He has bagged 12 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions this term, and at 21 is getting better and better.
Vinicius Jr is on fire this seasonCredit: Getty
PHIL FODEN – £127.5m
Prem fans are fortunate enough to see Phil Foden’s brilliance up close every single week at Manchester City.
At 21, the England ace is set to be a fans’ favourite for club and country for the next decade.
PEDRI – £119m
Barcelona haven’t got much right behind the scenes in recent years, but signing Pedri for just £5m from Las Palmas in 2020 was an incredible coup.
The 19-year-old is already a key player for Barca and Spain, and is set to be pivotal for new boss Xavi.
Pedri poses with his European Golden Boy trophyCredit: Getty
MASON GREENWOOD – £119m
Mason Greenwood has had a remarkable start to life at Manchester United, and it feels like the best is yet to come.
Having only turned 20 in October, the forward already has 33 goals in 120 Red Devils appearances to his name – and he is surely set to add to his one England cap before long.
FLORIAN WIRTZ – £119m
Attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz is having an incredible season at Bayer Leverkusen, scoring eight goals and assisting 11 already at just 18-years-old.
The German is already part of Hansi Flick’s national team, and has attracted attention for Europe’s biggest clubs.
Florian Wirtz has had a sensational season with Bayer LeverkusenCredit: Getty
JADON SANCHO – £110.5m
Jadon Sancho has already achieved an awful lot for a player still aged just 21.
After 137 appearances and 50 goals for Borussia Dortmund, the England star sealed his £73m move to Man United last summer, and is set to flourish under new boss Ralf Rangnick.
ALPHONSO DAVIES – £102m
Canadian superstar Alphonso Davies has already won three Bundesliga titles, two DFB Pokals and a Champions League with Bayern Munich at the age of 21.
He has also scored 10 goals in 30 caps for his country, and could guide the Canucks to a historic World Cup appearance in Qatar next year.
Alphonso Davies isn’t short of accoladesCredit: Reuters
JUDE BELLINGHAM – £102m
Jude Bellingham may find himself in hot water at the moment, but the former Birmingham starlet is going from strength to strength on the pitch for Borussia Dortmund.
The England ace is a mainstay in their midfield at 18, and is set to get even better with more experience – and more trust from Gareth Southgate is surely to come.
FERRAN TORRES – £102m
It’s hard to believe that Man City ace Ferran Torres is only 21.
The Spaniard began the season in brilliant form prior to his injury – with Barcelona desperate to sign him from Pep Guardiola and Co.
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Ferran Torres burst onto the international scene earlier this yearCredit: Getty
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