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Premier League is a special meeting place for a number of rising stars under the age of 21.
One of the most-watched leagues in the world introduces a group of the most talented and promising young footballers of the time, while their playing quality also impacts their market value.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 most valuable U21 youngsters of the Premier League in 2021.
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Market Value: €38m
Arsenal’s future is bright as they have young layers like Smith Rowe on their hands.
This talented youngster has proved that he is capable of becoming one of the best players of his time.
Mikel Arteta has many times shared his praise for the youngster. The Spanish manager believes that Smith Rowe has improved Arsenal’s attacking threat.
“His threat on goal this season has been much, much better, with the capacity that he has to create chances, to open spaces for other team-mates, and he’s been a key player. Hopefully we can sustain that over time,” Arteta said.
Club: Manchester United
Position: Right Winger
Market Value: €50m.
One of the most talented youngsters of the Premier League. Rising through Manchester United’s academy ranks, Greenwood shows his class even before hitting the age of 20.
The Red Devils teenager has especially sparkled during the 2019/20 campaign, recording 19 goals and 4 assists in 51 games.
The new 2021/22 campaign has already started with a promising note, with the 19-year-old scoring his first goal of the season against Leeds United. It helped the England professional to reach 30 goals for United before turning 20. Only two United players (Norman Whiteside and George Best) managed to reach this result before him.
“He’s putting in performances and getting numbers. If that’s a sign of things to come from him, it’s frightening to think what he will end up doing because he’s done a lot already,” former Arsenal star Ian Wright has said of Greenwood, backing him surpass some of the Premier League’s greatest players of all-time, including Wayne Rooney.