Monday May 6 2019
Zaniolo world's third most valuable teen

Roma wonderkid Nicolò Zaniolo is the third highest-valued teenager in the world at €67.4m, with Gianluigi Donnarumma in sixth, according to CIES Football Observatory.

The international sports studies observatory released their rankings of the most valuable U-20 talents from around the globe, and 19-year-old Zaniolo’s €67.4m valuation came in third highest.

The former Inter youth product has had a break-out season, the highlight of which was scoring a memorable brace in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Porto.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is in first place with an estimation of €150.3m, followed by Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi in second at €70.1m.

Zaniolo finished ahead of the likes of Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz (€64.3m) and West Ham’s Declan Rice (€64.2m).

Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma came sixth with a price tag of €59.4m, Moise Kean of Juventus was 20th at €20.3m, while Monaco striker Pietro Pellegri was quoted in 49th position with a value of €9m.

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