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REVEALED: Jadon Sancho is the highest-valued youngster in the world.


Jadon Sancho is the most valuable player born in the 2000s, worth a staggering £184million according to a recent study.

The CIES Football Observatory ranked the most valuable youngsters in world football and placed the Borrusia Dortmund starlet at the top.

His team-mate Erling Haaland was ranked second at £94million - half Sancho's value - as Real Madrid duo Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr and Chelseas's Callum Hudson-Odoi make up the top five. 

Ferran Torres from Valencia is in sixth, Rennes' Eduardo Camavinga places seventh whilst Manchester United's Mason Greenwood, Manchester City's Phil Foden and Everton's Moise Kean round up the top 10.

Other notable Premier League mentions in the top 20 include Norwich right-back Max Aarons in 14th and Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon in 16th.

Arsenal's William Saliba, on loan at St-Etienne, sits 20th. 

Gunners striker Gabriel Martinelli just misses out on the top 20 despite his scintillating start to life at the Emirates.

Camavinga is the youngest player in the top 10 as he doesn't turn 18 until November. 

Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati, who was also born in 2002, placed 12th in the list. 

The study takes into account a number of variables including age, contract duration, international status and career progression.  

The investigation only took into account the five major European Leagues which are England, Spain, France, Germany and Italy.

CIES looked at over 1,000 transfers since 2012 up until January 2020 in order to present their findings.   

The study will be great news for Dortmund as their two most-prized assets Sancho and Haaland top the list and the Bundesliga side can therefore command a significant fee should clubs come calling in the summer. 

Juventus are one of those clubs and are refusing to be drawn into a bidding war for the signature Sancho.

The 19-year-old England international is a highly valued prospect, with many European clubs including Manchester United interested in snapping up the winger. 

Italian outlet Calciomercato claim that the Bianconeri will only consider making a move for Sancho if he makes them a priority.

The report states the club are unwilling to get involved in a bidding war and will look elsewhere if they are forced to do so.

It is added that it is unlikely Sancho will prioritise a move to Serie A, because the teenager has the 'Premier League in mind as his number one goal'.

Borussia Dortmund are hoping to keep hold of Sancho for another year, but the club's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted they will discuss a move for him to leave if the winger wishes to do so. 

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