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Soccerex report marks Liverpool's Raheem Sterling as most valauble U21 player


 

RAHEEM Sterling, one of football’s hottest summer transfer targets, has been identified as the most valuable young player in European football.

The Liverpool and England international came out on top of a Soccerex study by Prime Time Sport of European football’s best U-21s.

He has a weighted valuation of €49.3m (£35.5m), comfortably ahead of his nearest rival - Brazilian international Marquinhos, who is based with French champions PSG and is valued at €39.77m (£27.84m), with Manchester United’s newest attacking recruit, Dutchman Memphis Depay, claiming third spot with an valuation of €33.64m (£23.8m).

The Soccerex 20 U-21 report has been commissioned to commemorate Soccerex’s 20th anniversary as the industry’s leading global football business event, which they will mark this year, with celebrations kicking off at the Soccerex Global Convention, 6-9 September.

The Football Value Index was compiled by Prime Time Sport and takes into account the player’s age, position, current club, contract length, market value perception, international caps, minutes played, goals, injuries and technical quality from a variety of sources to arrive at a final valuation.­ FOOTBALL VALUE INDEX by PRIME TIME SPORT is a best in class player’s valuation methodology, used by football clubs and the sport industry, to have an independent and accurate valuation of football players.

The Premier League’s financial muscle and ability to draw talent is demonstrated, with no fewer than 9 English-based players included in the report.

 

# Rank

Player

Team

Nationality

National Team

Position

Date of birth

Value K€

Value K£

1

Sterling

Liverpool

English

ABS

Right Wing

08/12/1994

49,295 €

£35,048.61

2

Marquinhos

PSG

Brazilian

ABS

Centre Back

14/05/1994

39,768 €

£28,274.88

3

Depay

Manchester United

Dutch

ABS

Left Wing

13/02/1994

33,640 €

£23,917.92

4

Berardi

Sassuolo*(c. Juve)

Italian

U21

Right Wing

01/08/1994

30,521 €

£21,700.54

5

Giménez

At.Madrid

Uruguayan

ABS

Centre Back

20/01/1995

30,205 €

£21,476.03

6

Çalhanoğlu

B.Leverkusen

Turkish

ABS

Attacking Midfield

08/02/1994

27,431 €

£19,503.64

7

Kovacic

Inter

Croatian

ABS

Central Midfield

06/05/1994

26,137 €

£18,583.70

8

Gayà

Valencia

Spanish

U21

Left-Back

25/05/1995

25,873 €

£18,395.78

9

Shaw

Man.United

English

ABS

Left-Back

12/07/1995

25,390 €

£18,052.11

10

Laporte

At.Bilbao

French

U21

Centre Back

27/05/1994

23,956 €

£17,032.64

11

Zouma

Chelsea

French

ABS

Centre Back

27/10/1994

22,726 €

£16,158.34

12

Tielemans

Anderlecht

Belgian

U21

Central Midfield

07/05/1997

19,392 €

£13,787.74

13

Mitrović

Anderlecht

Serbian

ABS

Centre Forward

16/09/1994

18,129 €

£12,889.59

14

A.Talisca

Benfica

Brazilian

U21

Attacking Midfield

01/02/1994

18,091 €

£12,862.45

15

Emre Can

Liverpool

German

U21

Defensive Midfield

12/01/1994

17,026 €

£12,105.42

16

John Stones

Everton

English

ABS

Centre Back

28/05/1994

16,850 €

£11,980.55

17

Martial

AS Monaco

French

U21

Centre Forward

05/12/1995

15,848 €

£11,268.03

18

Origi

Liverpool

Belgian

ABS

Centre Forward

18/04/1995

15,261 €

£10,850.62

19

Chambers

Arsenal

English

ABS

Right-Back

20/01/1995

15,058 €

£10,706.44

20

H.Bellerín

Arsenal

Spanish

U21

Right-Back

10/03/1995

14,829 €

£10,543.54

 

Soccerex Chief Executive Duncan Revie said:  “This report demonstrates the hugely talented pool of players under the age of 21 available to our European clubs.

“Ultimately, the lifeblood of any successful club is the players they are able to develop and nurture and the report identifies the premium that clubs place on this kind of exciting young talent.”

The survey includes all footballers who were 20 years old or younger on January 1st 2015 and includes only players registered with European clubs.

Soccerex is the global leader for the Football Business, with events all over the world. The flagship Soccerex Global Convention, to be held in Manchester, 6-9 September, brings together businesses of all sizes that work in the football industry, as well as many of Football’s current stars and legends of the game.

Soccerex has been leading the way in the world of football business since 1995, building a vast network of contacts and business associates the world over, providing the ultimate platform for business in football.

Football value index by Prime Time Sport is a best in class player’s valuation methodology, used by football clubs and the sport industry, to have an independent and accurate valuation of football players.

Read the full report at www.­soccerex.­com

 


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