CIES List Leicester City Star Ndidi Among 10 Most Expensive U-21 Players In The World


Leicester City and Super Eagles midfield ace Wilfred Ndidi is in the top ten in the list of most valuable players under the age of 21 compiled by CIES Football Observatory.


Ndidi joined Leicester City from Belgium side Gent in a deal reportedly worth over £16m in January, and blossomed in the Premier League with strong performances which confirmed why he is so highly rated now.

CIES Observatory selected him and two other players playing in the English Premier League in the top ten of the Most Valuable U-21 Player in a study released on their site yesterday.


Marcus Rashford of Manchester United with a transfer fee of around €70.7m was third in the list while Manchester City Gabriel Jesus finished 5th with a worth of ‎€56.3m as his worth in event of a transfer.

20 year old Ndidi ‎finished 10th on the list with a transfer worth of €30.3m, a high rating by his standard and also the only African player in the top ten.

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Monaco teen sensation Kylian Mbappe finished top of the pile with a fee of around €92.6m ‎, while Borussia Dortmund fleet footed forward Ousmane Dembele came second with a transfer fee of €87.1.

Ade Emmanuel