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Phil Foden Ranked As One Of The Three Most Valuable Young Players In Europe

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Phil Foden Ranked As One Of The Three Most Valuable Young Players In Europe

Phil Foden has been named as one of the three most valuable young players in Europe.

The Manchester City forward, 21, has an estimated transfer valuation of £128m, according to new figures released by the CIES Football Observatory.

It comes after analysis of 60 high-profile players who are under the age of 23 in the five major European Leagues – the Premier League, La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.

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Erling Haaland (pictured) and Vinicius Jr have also been valued at £128m (Image credit: PA)
Erling Haaland (pictured) and Vinicius Jr have also been valued at £128m (Image credit: PA)

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, 21, and Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, 21, have also been given the same valuation as Foden.

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood, 20, is the joint-fourth on the list with an estimated value of £119m, alongside Barcelona star Pedri, 19, and Bayer Leverkusen’s 18-year-old prodigy Florian Wirtz.

Despite his slow start to life at Old Trafford, Jadon Sancho, 21, is seventh on the list with a valuation of £111m – perhaps a surprising figure given United paid only £73m for the England international in July.

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Mason Greenwood is one of four English players in the top ten (Image credit: PA)
Mason Greenwood is one of four English players in the top ten (Image credit: PA)

Meanwhile, Manchester City forward Ferran Torres (21) is valued at £102m – a fee likely to be well out of the reach of cash-strapped Barcelona, who have been linked with a move for the Spain international.

Another Borussia Dortmund player, England international Jude Bellingham (18), is also valued at £102m – as is Bayern Munich full-back Alphonso Davies, 21, who is the only defender to feature in the top ten.

One notable omission from the list is Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.

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The France international, 22, does not feature as he is out of contract at the end of the season and could join another club for free.

Real Madrid were reportedly prepared to spend £197m to sign Mbappe in the summer transfer window but PSG refused to sell to the Spanish giants.

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Top Ten Most Valuable Under-23 Players In Europe

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Phil Foden (Manchester City and England) - £128m

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund and Norway) – 128m

Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid and Brazil) - £128m

Mason Greenwood (Manchester United and England) - £119m

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Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen and Germany) - £119m

Pedri (Barcelona and Spain) - £119m

Jadon Sancho (Manchester United and England) - £111m

Ferran Torres (Manchester City and Spain) - £102m

Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund and England) - £102m

Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich and Canada) - £102m

Do you agree with these estimates? Let us know in the comments!

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, Vinicius Jr, Jude Bellingham, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Pedri, Alphonso Davies, Football, Transfers, Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga

Rory O'Callaghan
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