Who are the most valuable youngster at the Euro 2020 Championship?
The Euro 2020 Championship set to commence on Friday has a plethora of youngster who are the most valuable talents according to “Transfermarket”, who should light up the tournament with their talent.
As the establish order edges closer to the twilight of their respective careers, football enthusiast must put on a brave cap and prepare for the inevitable in world football.
Euro 2020 Most Valuable Youngster To Watch
Jadon Sancho – (Borussia Dortmund, €100m)
The Camberwell born has become one of the most sought after player since he left Manchester City in 2017 for Dortmund. His consistent form for the Signal Iduna Park side has also seen United reignite their interest in securing him having been on his case for the past two season.
Sancho had a decent campaign with Dortmund with 8 goals in 26 Bundesliga matches with 13 assists, he also notched 6 DFB Pokal goal which he played a pivotal role in helping Marco Rose led side won against RB Leipzig.
Having shown what he’s capable of doing at Dortmund in the last five years since he joined the German, he would be expected to lead “The Three Lion” attack at the Euro Championship with blistering pace and his eyes for goal. Should Sancho shone out an impressive performances at the tournament, United hierarchy would certainly be considering going all out to sign the winger.
Joao Felix – (Atletico Madrid, €80m)
Felix broke onto the scene with some amazing displays for Portuguese side Benfica, before Los Colchoneros secure his signature in 2019 at the age of 19 year old for £113m. As such the deal was the third highest transfer fee ever paid for a footballer, while Felix himself became the second most expensive teenager of all time.
Though the Viseu born hasn’t really shown the potential he display at Benfica with Diego Simeone’s led side, but his understanding of the game suggest he’s a player that would fulfill his potential with LaLiga Champions as he further mature as a player.
While this article is simply for the most valuable youngster at Euro, it would be interesting to see Joao Felix shone out breathtaking performances when the competition commences.
Joao Felix is certainly not transferable for now especially with the duration of his current contract at Atletico Madrid, however potential suitor eyes would be on him at the Euro looking at his progress and maturity as player.
Phil Foden – (Manchester City, €80)
Naturally, not all players from club’s academies are fortunate enough to reach or play for the first team. As such with the electrifying campaign Foden had with the Citizens this season notching 9 goals and 5 assists in 38 matches all through the season.
The youngster would play an important role for Gareth Southgate led side at the Euro, should the manager trust him enough to lead the charge considering how well he fared for Manchester City in a team that comprise of star players like Kevin De Bruyne, Gundogan, and Fernandinho yet he shone like a million star
The English national team are placed in Group D for the Euro 2020, so without mincing word Foden and the rest of his colleagues would be expected to bring their quality to the fore in their quest to win the competition having shown he could be important for City.
Matthijs de Ligt – (Juventus, €75m)
With Liverpool’s centre back Virgil Van Dijk out of the Euro due to injury, the duty of marshalling the defence of the Oranje would definitely be in the hands of the Juventus man De Ligt. The former Ajax defender starred for the Dutch giant as a captain and leader in the dressing room before he joined the Old Lady.
The conversation around the Dutchman may have dropped in recent time perhaps due to his injury and loss of form, however the former Ajax man his still one of the best experienced defender around.
Should he have a great outing at the Euro with Oranje national team the buzz would definitely be back around him, as such teams who thought of signing him before he joined Juventus would probably come for his signature.
The Dutchman may not be one of the outfield player, yet the defender his one of the youngster to watch out for at the Euro having proved over the years that he’s one of the best defender in world football.
Gonzalez Pedri – (Barcelona, €70m)
To say Pedri is Barcelona’s second best player behind Lionel Messi this season is an understatement, his form for the Blaugrana has been so impressive since his first game for the Camp Nou side.
The former Las Palmas star his now regarded as one of Barcelona’s future star, having proved himself as a future star of the team with his phenomenon performances this season and last season.
With his incredible composure on the ball, Pedri has made himself a key figure for both Barcelona and Spain. As such he remain one of the Spanish player to be on the look out for at the Euro not because of anything but due to the fact that he’s shown he could be a leader with his style of play.
Kai Havertz – (Chelsea, €70m)
Champions League winner and goal-scorer with the London side is rank number six with the market value of €70m. Havertz is one of Germany’s brightest youngster that should light up the tournament with his talent following his fantastic campaign with Chelsea.
The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder was a shadow of himself following the torrid time he undergone under Frank Lampard before he was sacked. However, right now been the hero of Chelsea’s Champions League triumph under Thomas Tuchel . Havertz could boldly say he’s one of the Blues best player this season.
Havertz is now been used at Chelsea as a false nine with the support of his countryman Werner, should Joachim Low dime it fit to pair both of them upfront we might see another Champions League winning partnership of Havertz and Werner.
With the Euro set to commence tomorrow we would see what the man has got to offer Die Mannschft as one of the youngster player in the team.
Bukayo Saka – (Arsenal, €65m)
For the young Arsenal man to be value at €65m it says a lot about his growth as a professional player, Saka has been one of Arsenal’s shining light this season following his fantastic performances for the Gunners.
The versatile youngster player has prove beyond doubt this season that he’s mature enough to be trusted with big matches. Amidst Arsenal’s disappointing campaign, he still managed to score seven goals and provided ten assists in all competitions for the London side.
Saka heads into the Euro Championship fresh off the back of an amazing personal season with Arsenal. Even when he was revealed to be included in Southgate’s squad some were surprise the youngster made the list.
The Arsenal man would be key to Southgate’s tactics and formation ahead of their matches in the tournament, been a very versatile player that could play in different position on the pitch for the team. No wonder he won the Premier League Young Player of the season award following his fantastic campaign with Arsenal.
Jude Bellingham – (Borussia Dortmund, €55m)
Like Sancho, like Bellingham, the youngster his another England international at the Signal Iduna Park doing well for himself and the team since he joined from Birmingham City.
He was so good that the German Players Association picked him ahead of Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirth of Bayer Leverkusen to win the “Silver Arrow” award equivalent to the PFA award in England.
The 17 year old would be looking to build on the brilliant season he had at Dortmund this season when the Euro kickstart. It would be quite interesting to see him combine in the middle of the park with amazing youngsters like Foden and Mount for the Three Lion of England should the gaffer trust him to start.
Ferran Torres – (Manchester City, €50m)
Thinking of the proper electrifying winger to be on the look out for at the Euro, then Ferran Torres is certainly that player following an impressive performances for City both in the Champions League and the Premier League. The former Valencia youngster has been a real gem for the Citizens since he joined them playing on the wing and as a false nine for Pep Guardiola led side.
Not many player comes into a new league, environment, and culture and settle down smoothly. However in Ferran’s case he’s slotted in nicely in the City team and the Premier League with Guardiola using him either as a winger or striker.
Torres has developed himself as one of the player that should light up the Euro, having shown with the Citizens this season that he could deliver on the biggest of stages in European football. It would be fascinating to see how he would add pace to La Furia Roja team going forward in the competition.
There is so much the Spaniard would offer in attack for Spain with his lightening pace and direct style of play, and it would be nice to see how Luis Enrique would maximize all of that.
Nuno Mendes – (Sporting Lisbon, €40m)
Sporting Lisbon left back Mendes prove himself to be one of the most sought after player in Europe this season with his brilliant performances for the “Verdes e brancos” in winning the Portuguese Liga NOS title for the first time since 2002.
Mendes was so good for Sporting that he made 44 appearances for the Champions, as such top clubs in Europe such as Manchester United and Manchester City has been knocking on the transfer door of Sporting to get their man who has a release clause of over £61m in his contract.
The youngster would be at loggerhead with Borussia Dortmund’s left back Raphael Guerriero for a place in the Portuguese team, however should the manager fancy him as the right player to start he won’t disappoint having shone out an amazing performances for the “Verdes e brancos” all through the season.