Weekly Post’s issue number 416 presents the 100 U23 players outside the big-5 with the highest estimated transfer values according to the CIES Football Observatory’s statistical model. Benfica’s centre-forward Gonçalo Ramos tops the list with an estimated value of about €70 million, ahead of three centre backs: António Silva (€66m), Gonçalo Inácio (€62m) and Jurriën Timber (€57m).

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The three U23 players outside Portugal and the Netherlands with the greatest estimated transfer values are Yuri Alberto (€35m) of Corinthians, Benjamin Šeško (€34m) of RB Salzburg (already signed by RB Leipzig) and André Trindade (€31m) of Fluminense. Maarten Vandevoordt (Genk, on loan from RB Leipzig) tops the list for goalkeepers (€20m), Devyne Rensch (Ajax) for full backs (€23m), and Kenneth Taylor (also Ajax) for midfielders (€49m).

Brazilian Serie A has the highest representation in the top 100 with 18 players, followed by the Dutch Eredivisie (17), the Austrian Bundesliga and seventeen other leagues. By club, with 10 players, RB Salzburg is by far the most present ahead of Feyenoord (6), Ajax (5), Burnley (4) and PSV Eindhoven (also 4). The top 100 estimated values for last November and non-big-5 league U 25 players is available here.

Highest estimated transfer values (€ Million)

Date: 01/04/2023