Youri Tielemans is the first Belgian at CIES-ranking of most expensive players under the age of 21

The International Centre for Sportstudies examines each year the market value of players under 21 years of age from the five main leagues.

Youri Tielemans © Belga Image

Youri Tielemans of AS Monaco (ex-Anderlecht) currently has a market value of 46.2 million euros, calculated the International Centre for Sportstudies (CIES). He is the first Belgian on the eighteenth place in the ranking of most expensive footballers under 21 years of age.

The CIES, with its registered office in the Swiss Neuchâtel, examined the market value of players under 21 years of age from the five major European leagues (England, Spain, France, Italy and Germany).

At the top of the list, which today is published, is PSG attacker Kylian Mbappé with an estimated value of 182,8 million euro. Then follows the Tottenhamwinger Dele Alli, according to CIES 180,2 million worth. The top five also consists of Manchester City striker Leroy Sané (124.5 million), FC Barcelona-winger Ousmane Dembélé (120.4 million) and Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford (116,7 million).

In the table is the value of the player on 1 december. At the same time, the comparison is made with the value that a player had on 1 september. Then took Tielemans, who currently is injured with the knee, according to the researchers 34.2 million, making the value of the 20-year-old midfielder in three months, so with a 35 percent increase. Also Mbappé saw its value rise strongly (+37 per cent, of 133,8 to 182,8 million), in contrast to Alli (-1 percent, 182,6 to 180,2 million).

A few other notable names are those of Wilfried Ndidi (ex-Genk, now Leicester) on place 11 with 64.8 million, the Brazilian-Belgian Andreas Pereira (Valencia) at position 72 with 14.5 million and Leon Bailey (ex-Genk, now Leverkusen) at position 73 with 14.3 million.

View the full rankings on the website of the CIES

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