Mbappe, Europe’s most valuable young player

December 5, 2017
Kylian Mbappe is Europe’s most valuable young player according to CIES Football Observatory

Kylian Mbappe is now Europe’s most valuable young player as the 18-year-old’s form begins to match up to his £166million planned purchase fee for Paris Saint-Germain.

French striker Mbappe tops a list of 100 players under the age of 21 in Europe’s top five leagues produced by gurus at the CIES Football Observatory, ahead of Dele Alli and Leroy Sane.

The CIES algorithm now suggests Mbappe has a value of over £160m, a 37 per cent increase on his £117.74m figure in September. Alli, Sane, Ousmane Dembele and Marcus Rashford are all priced at over £100m.

Tottenham's Dele Alli is second in the list of most valuable players
Leroy Sane is in third spot
HIGHEST TRANSFER VALUES FOR U21 PLAYERS IN EUROPE’S TOP FIVE LEAGUES 
NameClubSept value (£m)Dec value (£m)Increase/decrease
Kylian MbappeParis Saint-Germain£117.74£160.8637%
Dele AlliTottenham£160.69£158.58-1%
Leroy SaneManchester City£77.62£109.5641%
Ousmane DembeleBarcelona£121.44£105.95-13%
Marcus RashfordManchester United£80.43£102.7028%
Gabriel JesusManchester City£46.46£95.39105%
Timo WernerRB Leipzig£69.52£81.4017%
Anthony MartialManchester United£69.08£75.339%
Christian PulisicBorussia Dortmund£66.70£66.18-1%
Davinson SanchezTottenham£31.15£58.3487%

Having moved on loan from Monaco as a precursor to a £166m permanent switch next summer, Mbappe leapfrogged Tottenham star Alli to accompany his new club’s excellence in Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season.

But PSG and their fellow French clubs are not ranked to be the continent’s best home of young talent, that honour falls to the Premier League – which houses 28 members of the top 100.

Struggling Everton alone provide five players, second only to Bayer Leverkusen and level with European champions Real Madrid.

Liverpool and Leicester City have four pricey young stars each on their books, while Tottenham have three and the two Manchester clubs offer up a pair each.

La Liga clubs have 22 names on the list, there are 19 from the Bundesliga and 17 and 14 respectively from Serie A and Ligue 1.

Joe Gomez, who has emerged as a serious first-team contender at Liverpool this season, has seen his value shoot up by the highest percentage of any player – an incredible 280 per cent – from £7.9m to £30.1m in two months.

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele is fourth on the CIES rankings

Marcus Rashford is priced up at almost £103m

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Manchester United star Marcus Rashford are in the top five

Everton can count Tom Davies among five of their players who make the CIES top 100 list

TEAMS WITH MOST PLAYERS IN THE CIES TOP 100

6 – Bayer Leverkusen

5– Everton, Real Madrid

4 – Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, Liverpool, Monaco, Roma, Udinese

3 – Lyon, RB Leipzig, Tottenham

2 – AC Milan, Bordeaux, Celta Vigo, Fiorentina, Manchester City, Manchester United, Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Sociedad, Swansea City

The Premier League can also count Gabriel Jesus, Anthony Martial and Davinson Sanchez in the top 10 players alongside RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund.

Mbappe’s price rise, of around £43.12m, is the stand-out figure though. He has hit eight goals and six assists in 17 matches across Ligue 1 and the Champions League.

That follows his 21 goals and 11 assists in the same two major competitions for Monaco last season, a haul that dragged the eyes of every top European side towards the Principality club.

And his value continues to rise with his form after stepping up a level to play for PSG alongside Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

The French league leaders are due to pay out £166m – not too far over his £161m CIES value – at the end of a season-long loan.

CIES FOOTBALL OBSERVATORY’S TOP 100 LIST IN FULL 
Player nameClubSept value (£m)Dec value (£m)Increase/decrease
Kylian MbappeParis Saint-Germain£117.74£160.8637%
Dele AlliTottenham£160.69£158.58-1%
Leroy SaneManchester City£77.62£109.5641%
Ousmane DembeleBarcelona£121.44£105.95-13%
Marcus RashfordManchester United£80.43£102.7028%
Gabriel JesusManchester City£46.46£95.39105%
Timo WernerRB Leipzig£69.52£81.4017%
Anthony MartialManchester United£69.08£75.339%
Christian PulisicBorussia Dortmund£66.70£66.18-1%
Davinson SanchezTottenham£31.15£58.3487%
Wilfred NdidiLeicester City£42.86£57.0233%
Gianluigi DonnarummaAC Milan£60.46£49.02-19%
Federico ChiesaFiorentina£27.72£46.2967%
Lorenzo PellegriniRoma£30.98£44.6244%
Marco AsensioReal Madrid£35.02£44.6227%
Andreas ChristensenChelsea£33.00£41.8927%
Franck KessieAC Milan£38.72£41.898%
Youri TielemansMonaco£30.10£40.6635%
Daniel CeballosReal Madrid£11.44£38.54131%
Theo HernandezReal Madrid£32.21£37.6617%
Tom DaviesEverton£29.48£37.0526%
Pablo FornalsVillarreal£24.46£36.5249%
Goncalo GuedesValencia£21.12£35.9970%
Rodrigo BentancurJuventus£14.43£35.64147%
Tammy AbrahamSwansea City£26.84£34.9430%
Mikel OyarzabalReal Sociedad£35.73£34.32-4%
Carlos SolerValencia£12.76£33.35161%
Malcom FilipeBordeaux£26.22£33.0926%
Renato SanchesSwansea City£40.92£32.82-20%
Kingsley ComanBayern Munich£30.36£31.153%
Joe GomezLiverpool£7.92£30.10280%
Rony LopesMonaco£8.45£29.83253%
Harry WinksTottenham£11.44£28.78152%
Alex IwobiArsenal£31.86£27.72-13%
Julian BrandtBayer Leverkusen£34.32£27.54-20%
Dayot UpamecanoRB Leipzig£14.70£26.9383%
RicharlisonWatford£11.00£26.84144%
Lucas TousartLyon£20.33£26.8432%
Mahmoud DahoudBorussia Dortmund£25.43£24.99-2%
Amadou DiawaraNapoli£20.50£24.7321%
Lucas TorreiraSampdoria£14.34£22.3556%
Aaron MartinEspanyol£17.69£21.4721%
Demarai GrayLeicester City£18.30£21.2116%
Jonathan TahBayer Leverkusen£25.17£20.77-17%
Amine HaritSchalke£16.63£20.1521%
Patrik SchickRoma£16.10£20.0625%
Lucas HernandezAtletico Madrid£13.02£20.0654%
Cengiz UnderRoma£25.08£18.74-25%
Maxime LopezMarseille£17.34£18.748%
Adam OunasNapoli£10.30£18.6681%
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool£5.54£18.57235%
Kai HavertzBayer Leverkusen£12.32£18.4850%
Maxwell CornetLyon£17.42£17.782%
Mouctar DiakhabyLyon£16.54£17.516%
Dominic SolankeLiverpool£6.95£17.34149%
Kelechi IheanachoLeicester City£19.54£17.07-13%
Alvaro OdriozolaReal Sociedad£5.10£16.72228%
Francois KamanoBordeaux£13.73£16.5421%
Ismaila SarrRennes£20.24£16.46-19%
Santi MinaValencia£10.74£16.4653%
Enes UnalLevante£17.42£16.37-6%
Dominic Calvert-LewinEverton£11.35£15.8440%
Benjamin HenrichsBayer Leverkusen£21.47£15.66-27%
Allan Saint-MaximinNice£17.42£15.49-11%
Antonio SanabriaReal Betis£8.62£15.4980%
Nico ElvediBorussia M’gladbach£17.78£15.49-13%
Nikola VlasicEverton£13.90£15.229%
Yann KaramohInter Milan£11.88£13.5514%
Amath NdiayeGetafe£7.22£13.2984%
Nicolo BarellaCagliari£9.42£13.1139%
Ademola LookmanEverton£16.72£12.94-23%
Andreas PereiraValencia£7.74£12.7665%
Leon BaileyBayer Leverkusen£7.74£12.5863%
Ramadan SobhiStoke City£9.68£12.5830%
Panagiotis RetsosBayer Leverkusen£11.88£12.505%
Jakub JanktoUdinese£10.91£12.2312%
Jesus VallejoReal Madrid£10.56£12.2316%
Mason HolgateEverton£10.12£12.2321%
Federico ValverdeDeportivo La Coruna£4.40£12.14176%
Nadiem AmiriHoffenheim£12.41£11.70-6%
Giovani Lo CelsoParis Saint-Germain£3.96£11.00178%
Oliver BurkeWest Bromwich Albion£10.56£10.913%
Alban LafontToulouse£12.50£10.91-13%
Ben ChilwellLeicester City£6.86£10.7456%
Gerson SantosRoma£5.54£10.7494%
Mauricio LemosLas Palmas£7.22£10.3043%
Jordon IbeBournemouth£13.64£10.30-25%
Levin OztunaliMainz£8.45£10.2121%
Kevin DansoAugsburg£3.43£10.03192%
Jorge de OliveiraMonaco£5.81£10.0373%
Assane DiousseSt-Etienne£7.39£9.9435%
Konrad LaimerRB Leipzig£6.78£9.8645%
Adama DiakhabyMonaco£6.78£9.7744%
Alexander IsakBorussia Dortmund£4.84£9.77102%
Maximiliano GomezCelta Vigo£2.64£9.68267%
Emre MorCelta Vigo£11.26£9.59-15%
Ben WoodburnLiverpool£7.04£9.5936%
Gil DiasFiorentina£9.42£9.501%
Dan-Axel ZagadouBorussia Dortmund£3.34£9.50184%
Borja MayoralReal Madrid£4.75£9.3396%

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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