Callum Hudson-Odoi named in Europe's Most Valuable U20 players
Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi is among the seven Premier League youngsters who have been named as the most valuable talents in Europe by an independent study.
The team at CIES Football Observatory use statistical data to analyse the ongoing fluctuations in the transfer market and today they have announced their latest findings, the most valuable U20’s in Europe’s top five leagues.
England forward Jadon Sancho who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United is the most valuable U20 in Europe, with the 19-year-old being valued at a staggering €150.3 million (128.5m), far more than reports have suggested.
The current most valuable player in the Premier League is Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi who joined the side from Ligue 2's Lorient in the summer of 2018 for just £7m, has enjoyed an impressive first season at the Emirates and has now seen his valuation leap to €70.1m (£59.6m).
West Ham‘s Declan Rice is another player who has also enjoyed a sensational breakthrough campaign this year, establishing as a first team regular in the Hammers midfield, and the now England international is valued at €64.2m (£54.9m), the fifth most valuable.
One man who has dominated headlines in recent months is Chelsea‘s Callum Hudson-Odoi, with the English winger having been linked with moves to Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
The Bundesliga leaders are believed to have made a January bid worth £35m for the 18-year-old, however, these current findings suggest that that valuation was pretty high, with CIES saying he is in fact only worth €20.3m (£17.36m).
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