The CIES Football Obervatory
The CIES have carried out a study of the market values of the best players born in and after 2000 across Europe’s five major leagues.
The market values have been determined by an eight-part metric which considers, among other things, the economic and sporting level of the club, the context of the transfer window, current market values and, of course, the quality of the player themselves.
Here are the top six African wonderkids on the list.
WESLEY FOFANA | 13.7 million Euros
Club: Saint-Etienne, Nationality: France/Mali, Born: 2000, Position: defender, Contract until: 2022.
WILLIAM SALIBA | 26.7 million Euros
Club: Saint-Etienne (on loan from Arsenal), Nationality: France/Cameroon, Born: 2002, Position: defender, Contract until: 2024
BENOIT BADIASHILE | 27.2 million Euros
Club: AS Monaco, Nationality: France/Democratic Republic of Congo, Born: 2001, Position: defender, Contract until: 2024
HAMED TRAORE | 27.6 million Euros
Club: US Sassuolo (on loan from Empoli), Nationality: Ivory Coast, Born: 2000, Position: midfielder, Contract until: 2024
RYAN SESSEGNON | 38.9 million Euros
Club: Tottenham Hotspur, Nationality: England/Benin, Born: 2000, Position: Left-sider, Contract until: 2025
ANSU FATI | 41.2 million Euros
Club: FC Barcelona, Nationality: Spain/Guinea-Bissau, Born: 2002, Position: Striker, Contract until: 2024
EDUARDO CAMAVINGA | 53 million Euros
Club: Stade Rennais, Nationality: France/Guinea-Bissau, Born: 2002, Position: Midfielder, Contract until: 2022