The Top 10 most valuable under-23 aged footballers in Europe has been revealed by CIES, MySportDab reports.
Half of the top 10 are either English footballers or playing in the Premier League.
The new data by the CIES Football Observatory shows the dominance of English football around the world.
The CIES analysis has now provided an accurate estimate of the transfer value of 60 players under the age of 23 ahead of the January transfer window.
The Premier League has the largest number of players in the 60-man list with 17 in total.
For the top 10, the English Premier League still dominates with Manchester City star Phil Foden Ferran Torres, and Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and others.
Given that the most important aspect of football is goals, the top 10 most valuable young footballers is occupied mostly by forwards.
Top of the list is Borussia Dortmund Striker Erling Haaland (21).
2nd on the long list is Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jnr (21) and Foden, who both have a value of £128 in the January window.
Mason Greenwood, Ferran Torres, Jadon Sancho are not far.
Mbappe was expected to top the list, but his contract at PSG ending soon means he is eligible for a free transfer next summer.
This is why his current transfer value has dropped massively.
Attacking midfield players are also on the list with Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz (18) and Barcelona’s Pedri listed at fifth and sixth position.
Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, a box-to-box midfielder, is at number nine.
However, the only defender to make the top 10 is Bayern Munich left back Alphonso Davies.
TOP 10 MOST VALUABLE U-23 PLAYERS IN EUROPE
1.Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) – £128M
2.Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) – £128M
3.Phil Foden (Manchester City) – £128M
4.Mason Greenwood (Man United) – £119M
5. Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen) – £119M
6. Pedri (Barcelona) – £119M
7. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) – £111M
8. Ferran Torres (Man City) – £102M
9. Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) – £102M
10. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) – £102M