Kylian Mbappe, Christian Pulisic Listed Among Most Valuable Players Under 21

The French and American stars are two of the top 20 young players whose value was calculated by Prime Time Sports' Football Value Index.
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In the most recent update to their list of the Soccerex 20 U21, Prime Time Sports listed French winger and newly-crowned World Cup champion Kylian Mbappe as the most valuable player in the world under 21. The 19-year-old star has had an incredible year, thanks to his impressive performances in the French league with Monaco and PSG, and most recently in Russia, where aside from winning the tournament with France, he also secured FIFA's Young Player Award in the tournament. 

England and Manchester United's Marcus Rashford follows in the list, while Brazilian Gabriel Jesus is third. USMNT's Christian Pulisic ends up in eighth spot, who comes in just after Gianluigi Donnarumma, the 19-year-old Italian goalkeeper from AC Milan. 

The value of the players was determined by Prime Time Sports' Football Value Index, which takes into account the players' on-field performance, their number of national team appearances, injuries, market value perception, the average sale value for other players who played on that player's current club, position, age and a few other factors that take into account previous transfers that could potentially be related to the player.

Of the top 16 players mentioned in the list, nine are still teenagers, including Pulisic and 17-year-old Brazilian Rodrygo, who will be joining Real Madrid in January 2019.

Check out the full list below: 

Rank

Name

Age

Value 

Club Team

Position

1

Kylian Mbappe

19

€192.3 million

Paris Saint-Germain

Right Wing

2

Marcus Rashford

20

€89.2 million

Manchester United

Striker

3

Gabriel Jesus

21

€88 million

Manchester City

Striker

4

Ousmane Dembele

21

€84.3 million

FC Barcelona

Right Wing

5

Malcom

21

€64.6 million

FC Girondins de Bordeaux

Right Wing

6

Federico Chiesa

20

€63.6 million

ACF Fiorentina

Right Wing

7

Gianluigi Donnarumma

19

€62.8 million

AC Milan

Goalkeeper

8

Christian Pulisic

19

€61.2 million

Borussia Dortmund

Right Wing

9

Leon Bailey

20

€56.6 million

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Left Wing

10

Mikel Oyarzabal

21

€51.3 million

Real Sociedad

Left Wing

11

Ryan Sessegnon

18

€51.3 million

Fulham

Left Wing

12

Trent Alexander-Arnold

19

€50.7 million

Liverpool

Right Back

13

Matthijs de Ligt

18

€50.4 million

AFC Ajax

Center Back

14

Vinicius Junior

18

€45.1 million

Real Madrid

Left Wing

15

Rodrygo

17

€40 million

Santos FC

Left Wing

16

Dayot Upamecano

19

€39.6 million

Red Bull Leipzig

Center Back

17

Pstrick Cutrone

20

€35 million

AC Milan

Striker

18

Houssem Aouar

20

€34.5 million

Olympique Lyonnais

Center Midfield

19

Allan Saint-Maximin 

21

€31.9 million

OGC Nice

Right Wing

20

Cengiz Under

21

€31.9 million

AS Roma

Right Wing

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