4 Prem stars in list of Europe’s most valuable rookies
Arsenal’s Albert Sambi Lokonga is the only player with a Prem giant in a list of Europe’s 20 most valuable rookies.
But Crystal Palace duo Marc Guehi and Michael Olise, plus Southampton full-back Valentino Livramento, HAVE made the pick.
RB Leipzig provide the top two – Josko Gvadiol and Dominik Szoboszial.
But the Three Lions ace only made his Premier League debut THIS season following his move to the Eagles.
Because of that, Guehi is a Big Five Leagues ‘rookie’.
And the former Blues defender is fifth-most-valuable ‘rookie’ in Europe, according to data from the CIES Football Observatory.
But what is a ‘rookie’? Any player who is yet to reach their 23rd birthday and made their Big Five league debut this season falls into that bracket.
Guehi, valued at £41.7m amid his stellar season, cracks the top five and is the best of FOUR Premier League players in the top 20.
Yet the real young talent appears to be coming out of RB Leipzig…
The top two players on the list both hail from the Bundesliga giants – with Josko Gvardiol and Dominik Szoboszlai streets ahead.