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Jadon Sancho is the most valuable youngster on the planet.

The top 50 most valuable U20 footballers playing in Europe's top five leagues

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Borussia Dortmund starlet Jadon Sancho has been named the most valuable U20 player in Europe's top five leagues.

The 19-year-old Englishman has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season in Germany, scoring 11 goals and assisting 14 more in just 32 Bundesliga games.

The CIES Football Observatory have valued the teenager at a whopping €150.3m, €80m more than his closest competitor Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal.

You can see how the top 50 rank below, with the likes of Vinicius Junior, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Phil Foden earning some eyebrow raising valuations...

Sancho is the most valuable youngster in world football

THE TOP 50

1 - Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) - €150.3m

2 - Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) - €70.1m

3 - Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma) - €67.4m

4 - Kai Havertz (Leverkusen) - €64.3m

5 - Declan Rice (West Ham) - €64.2m

6 - Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) - €59.4m

7 - Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) - €55m

8 - Justin Kluivert (Roma) - €44.3m

9 - Evan N'Dicka (Frankfurt) - €44.1m

10 - Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) - €43.5m

11 - Ibrahima Konate (RB Leipzig) - €40m

12 - Samuel Chukweze (Villarreal) - €35m

13 - Diogo Dalot (Man Utd) - €30.2m

14 - Pedro Porro (Girona) - €29.4m

15 - Dwight McNeil (Burnley) - €28.6m

16 - Alban Lafont (Fiorentina) - €28.3m

17 - Boubacar Kamara (Marseille) - €26.6m

18 - Phil Foden (Man City) - €21.9m

19 - Ozan Kabak (Stuttgart) - €20.8m

20 - Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) - €20.3m

21 - Moise Kean (Juventus) - €20.3,

22 - Dan-Axel Zagadou (Dortmund) - €19.5m

23 - Ferran Torres (Valencia) - €17.9m

24 - Fran Beltran (Celta Vigo) - €17.2m

25 - Diego Lainez (Real Betis) - €16m

26 - Moussa Diaby (PSG) - €15.6m

27 - Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig) - €15.6m

28 - Jean-Clair Tobido (Barcelona) - €15.2m

29 - Hamed Traore (Empoli) - €15.1m

30 - Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) - €15m

31 - Benoit Badiashile (Monaco) - €14.3m

32 - Brahim Diaz (Real Madrid) - €13.4m

33 - Rafael Leao (Lille) - €13m

34 - Malang Sarr (Nice) - €12.8m

35 - Edward Nketiah (Arsenal) - €12.6m

36 - Arne Maier (Hertha Berlin) - €12.4m

37 - Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea) - €12.1m

38 - Yan Valery (Southampton) - €11.5m

39 - Alessandro Bastoni (Parma) - €11.5m

40 - Ben Woodburn (Liverpool) - €10.9m

41 - Juan Hernandez (Huesca) - €10.8m

42 - Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig) - €10.2m

43 - Riqui Puig (Barcelona) - €10.1m

44 - Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolves) - €10.1m

45 - Oliver Skipp (Tottenham) - €9.9m

46 - Joe Willock (Arsenal) - €9.8m

47 - Woo-Yeong Jeong (Bayern Munich) - €9.6m

48 - Moussa Sylla (Monaco) - €9.3m

49 - Sofiane Diop (Monaco) - €9m

50 - Pietro Pellegri (Monaco) - €9m

Pellegri signs with Monaco

Monaco are the most represented team in the top 50 with four, while RB Leipzig and Arsenal both have three apiece.

The Premier League is the most represented of the five divisions, with a muscular 14 players featuring from England's top-flight - not bad.

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