The 10 under-21 players with the highest price tag

Martin Macdonald
Martin Macdonald Updated: 1 Mar 2022 14:29 GMT 3 min read
Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund, 2021/22

Jude Bellingham is the most valuable player in world football under the age of 21.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has emerged as a magical talent in Germany, having started his career with Birmingham City in England.

He is already a member of the England senior squad and even though he only joined Dortmund last year, the German side are already bracing themselves for big-money bids from Europe's elite.

Bellingham should cost a pretty penny, too, as FootballTransfers values him at €71.9m.

FootballTransfers' transfer valuations are calculated in collaboration with SciSports, a world-leading football analytics agency that assesses the relative transfer valuations of over 60,000 professional footballers worldwide. SciSports use multiple data points including current and potential ability, contract length, form, age, and other crucial factors.

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In second is Barcelona wonderkid Pedri, valued at €71.5m. It would be a tough task to find a player who played more minutes than Pedri in the 2020/21 campaign which highlights just how key a star he is already for the Blaugrana as well as Spain.

Ajax have a long history of producing talented youngsters and the latest player tipped for big things is Ryan Gravenberch, valued at €71.5m.

Ryan Gravenberch

Ryan Gravenberch

In fourth is Arsenal's Bukayo Saka, valued at €57.5m. The young Englishman has been a major part of the Gunners' rebuild under Mikel Arteta and looks set to be a vital player for the club for years to come.

In fifth place is Real Madrid wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga, who is a huge talent despite a slow start to his career in La Liga.

We go back to Germany for number six as Bayer Leverkusen have a 'new Kai Havertz' on their hands in the form of attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz. He is valued at €53.9m. And next up is Bayern starlet Jamal Musiala at €51.7m.

Dortmund have two players in our top 10 as in addition to Bellingham there is Giovanni Reyna, valued at €47m.

Rounding out the top 10 is Rennes star Jeremy Doku at €41.7m and Barcelona winger Ansu Fati at €41.2m.

Most valuable players under 21

1. Jude BellinghamDortmund€79.3m
2. PedriBarcelona€71.5m
3. Ryan GravenberchAjax€71.5m
4. Bukayo SakaArsenal€57.5m
5. Eduardo CamavingaReal Madrid€54.1m
6. Florian WirtzLeverkusen€53.9m
7. Jamal MusialaBayern Munich€51.7m
8. Giovanni ReynaDortmund€47m
9. Jeremy DokuRennes€41.7m
10. Ansu FatiBarcelona€41.2m