Rice named in world's best under 21s list

  • by Staff Writer
  • Thursday, 11th July 2019

Declan Rice has been named as one of the world's top 20 most valuable players under the age of 21 in a new survey.

According to the 2019 Soccerex Under 21 report, Rice is the world's 15th most valuable young player with a value of ‎EUR39million - which, given some recent transfer fees and valuations would appear to be a little on the low side.

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Rice is one of six English players listed in the Soccerex index, with Dortmund's Jadon Sancho - at second - leading the way with an estimated value of ‎EUR120.3million.

He is followed by Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold in fifth spot and Manchester City attacking midfielder Phil Foden in 14th. The final two English players listed in the index are Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon and Wandsworth-born Callum Hudson-Odio, currently with Chelsea.

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The world's most valuable under 21, according to Soccerex's report, is Paris St Germain's World Cup-winning winger Kylian Mbappe. The full list is as follows.

1. Kylian Mbappe, Paris (EUR192.3m)
2. Jadon Sancho, Dortmund (EUR120.3m)
3. Matthijs De Ligt, Ajax (EUR74.5m)
4. Kai Havertz, Leverkusen (EUR74.2m)
5. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool (EUR73.6m)
6. Joao Felix, Atletico (EUR71.8m)
7. Gianluigi Donnarumma, Milan (EUR67.9m)
8. Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid (EUR60.2m)
9. Christian Pulisic, Chelsea (EUR57.2m)
10. Eder Militao, Real Madrid (EUR54.6m)

11. Nicolo Zaniolo, Roma (EUR45.3m)
12. Matteo Guendouzi, Arsenal (EUR42.8m)
13. Houssem Aouar, Lyon (EUR41.6m)
14. Phil Foden, Manchester City (EUR40.8m)
15. Declan Rice, West Ham Utd (EUR39m)
16. Ibrahima Konate, Leipzig (EUR36.3m)
17. Rodrygo, Real Madrid (EUR35.3m)
18. Ryan Sessegnon, Fulham (EUR33.8m)
19. Samuel Chukwueze, Villareal (EUR32.3m)
20. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea (EUR31.7m)

According to Soccerex, each player's valuation is determined using a combination of several values including the current club's average player sale value, their standard player analysis, their position and market value perception.

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