Jadon Sancho has been named as the MVP of young ballers born in the 2000s by the CIES Football Observatory, withthe Dortmund forward’s price now said to be worth a cool £184 million in their most recent rankings.
The CIES Football Observatory have been ranked the most valuable youngsters in world football and placed the Borussia Dortmund starlet at the top, with fellow Young Lions Callum Hudson-Odoi (5th), Mason Greenwood (8th), Phil Foden (9th), Max Aarons (14th) and Ryan Sessegnon (16th) also in the Top 20.
Sancho’s fellow Dortmund bagsman Erling Haaland secured second in the table with a value of £94 million – which is till only half Sancho’s value – with Real Madrid duo Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr making up the top 5 alongside Calteck – who is valued at £67 million.
Rennes’ midfield boss Eduardo Camavinga – who we named among the 20 young ballers to watch in 2020 – is the youngest player in the top 10, with the Angola-born baller turning 18 in November.
The study takes into account a number of variables including age, contract duration, international status and career progression and takes the five major European Leagues in England, Spain, France, Germany and Italy into consideration.
Check out the CIES Top 20 of the most valuable young players in world football below:
1. Jadon Sancho £184m Borussia Dortmund
2. Erling Haland £94m Borussia Dortmund
3. Rodrygo £82m Real Madrid
4. Vinícius Junior £69m Real Madrid
5. Callum Hudson-Odoi £67m Chelsea
6. Ferran Torres £51m Valencia
7. Eduardo Camavinga £49m Stade Rennais
8. Mason Greenwood £47m Manchester United
9. Phil Foden £47m Manchester City
10. Moise Kean £43m Everton
11. Ozan Kabak £40m Schalke
12. Ansu Fati £40m
13. Takefusa Kubo £38m RCD Mallorca
14. Max Aarons £37m Norwich City
15. Dejan Kulusevski £37m Parma
16. Ryan Sessegnon £36m Tottenham
17. Sandro Tonali £34m Brescia
18. Hamed Traoré £26m Sassuolo
19. Benoit Badiashile £25m AS Monaco
20. William Saliba £25m Arsenal/Saint Etienne
In other young baller news, check out our list of the 10 Young Lions ready to step up and make an impact at EURO 2021.