Image: mancity.com

Image: mancity.com

Soccerex has named Nigerian and Manchester City wonderkid, Kelechi Promise Iheanacho, 19, as one of the top 20 most valuable U21 players in the world, Skysports reports.

It reports that Manchester United’s Antony Martial topped the list of 20.

Nineteen-year-old Nigeria’s Iheanacho who scored 14 goals and made 5 assists for Manchester City last season finished ninth on the list.

This according to Soccerex is bearing in mind his personal attributes and pitch performance, using his current personal information and the performances of both current season and the previous one.

Soccerex 20 U21 – 2016/17 season

Rank Player Team Value (in Euros) according to study
1 Anthony Martial Manchester United 47.15
2 Leroy Sane Schalke 37.13
3 Renato Sanches Bayern Munich 34.55
4 Dele Alli Tottenham 34.14
5 Kingsley Coman Bayern Munich 30.69
6 Breel Embolo Schalke 25.44
7 Marcus Rashford Manchester United 22.51
8 Max Meyer Schalke 21.64
9 Kelechi Iheanacho Manchester City 20.07
10 Julian Weigl Borussia Dortmund 19.82
11 Gabriel Jesus Palmeiras 19.82
12 Youri Tielemans RSC Anderlecht 19.33
13 Riechedly Bazoer Ajax 19.15
14 Niklas Sule Hoffenheim 16.65
15 Mahmoud Dahoud Bourssia M’gladbach 15.03
16 Giovani Lo Celso Rosario Central 14.32
17 Ruben Neves Porto 14.09
18 Ousmane Dembele Borussia Dortmund 14.05
19 Gabriel Barbosa Santos 13.89
20 Gianluigi Donnarumma AC Milan 13.75

Soccerex makes the young players ranking by using Prime Time Sport’s Football Value Index to rank footballers born on or after July 1 1995.

As of now the Nigerian teenager is valued at 20.066 million euro.

Author: Yemi Olarinre