Dele Alli: The most valuable Under-21 player in the world
As Spurs continue to be the only side in the Premier League that hasn’t signed a player, fans of Tottenham can take some solace from a new report.
According to Soccerex and Prime Time Sport, Dele Alli has been identified as the most valuable Under-21 player in world football.
Alli is valued at £73.6m (€82.6m) in the Soccerex study, which uses Prime Time Sport’s Football Value Index, to rank footballers born on or after 1st January 1996.
Whilst it is clear a great deal of thought has gone into this and Dele Alli is clearly very talented and might well be the most valuable Under-21 player in the world.
If a team came to Spurs and offered just under 74 million pounds for Dele Alli, Daniel Levy would likely tell them to double the price tag, at least, to have a reasonable chance.
English duo make Top 10 but France, Germany and Spain boast 15%
So, whilst we seriously question some of the figures on the graphic below, the top 20 does look quite accurate in terms of names alone.
Kylian Mbappe comes second (but is widely thought to be valued at 130 million pounds right now) and Ousmane Dembele has been scintillating for Borussia Dortmund and France in recent months.
Manchester City have two young stars in the top 10 (Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus) whilst Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s only representative.
There are a ton of other interesting names on the list below – many of whom you would expect to be there.
Asensio, Schick & Dolberg
Marco Asensio is another who’s price looks wildly low.
Patrik Schick is now back on the market after Juventus called off their deal for the Sampdoria striker.
And, rumours linking Kasper Dolberg with a move away from Ajax have been strangely quiet this summer.
The top 20 Under-21 players in Europe, according to Soccerex
Download the full report go to www.soccerex.com