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EPL 2019-20: Most Valuable Teenagers This Season
- Updated: January 8, 2020
The last English Premier League season saw several teenagers come up through the ranks of club football and display their potential for the clubs they play for. In this article, Sportsmonks will list down 20 of the most valuable teenagers in the league from the data available from Transfermatket. All the players in the list are below 19 years of age. The variables kept in mind while jotting down the players range from the number of matches played to goals scored to assists to yellow cards to minutes played and goal participation.
Below is the list of 20 most valuable teenagers in the EPL 2019-20 season.
20. Filip Stuparevic (Watford) – £900,000
Stuparevic earns under £1 million, given the quality that he brings into the side. The Serbin striker has played nine games for his club, however, has failed to score goals so far. He spent just 16 minutes on the pitch and never made it to the starting XI. He also did not have any assists to show for. He joined the club in 2019 and will stay with them till June 2023. Having just started he is sure to make an impact for his side during his tenure.
19. Curtis Jones (Liverpool) – £1.8 million
Having made four appearances for Liverpool, Jones scored one goal for them in the FA Cup against Everton. Earning 1.8 million pounds at the moment, Jones’ contract with the club ends in June 2024.
18. Michael Obafemi (Southampton) – £2.25 million
The Irish Centre Forward who is one of the recruits from the Southampton academy scored twice this season to give himself an Ireland call-up. He made the starting line-up 11 percent of the season and his goal participation was four percent. He joined the club for a four year period from January 2019 to June 2022. He is earning 2.25 million at the moment.
17. Goncalo Cardoso (West Ham United) – £2.25 million
Cardoso’s value for West Ham can be gauged from the fact that he has made the starting line-up in all the matches and has played every single minute of all the games. 2,25 million per week is a valuable investment on the youngster whose contract with the club ends in June 2024.
16. Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) – £2.7 million
After scoring three goals in six matches in the second division for Arsenal, Smith has lost his gas a bit. However, the club has pinned high hopes from him to deliver. He has played two games this season so remaining goalless. However, the promise and the potential from Smith is very evident. He made the starting eleven five percent of Arsenal’s season so far and has played for almost 30 minutes. Having joined in July 2019, his contract with the club ends in June 2023.
15. Aaron Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion) – £4.05 million
He scored two goals for his club in a 3-0 win over Spurs which has been his best performance for the club since his joining. His starts reads good for a 19-year old. He started 38% of the club’s matches and spent nearly 40 minutes on the pitch. His goal participation so far in the season has been 12 percent which includes two goals and one assist.
14. Jack Clarke (Tottenham Hotspur) – £5.4 million
The Spurs youngster played two matches for the club this season so far and started in the playing 11. Taken together he has played more than an hour, Spurs fans ideally want him to get into goal-scoring more for his club. He joined the club in July 2019 and continues till June 2023.
13. Brandon Williams (Manchester United) – £6.3 million
Williams has one goal from six games so far this season. He picked up 4 yellow cards in the process and stated for his club a mere 19% of the season. Having joined the club in July 2019 he continues till June 2022.
12. Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – £6.3 million
The Wolves and Portuguese forward played 14 games for his club this season scoring a solitary goal besides two assists. Overall he made the starting line-up 20 percent spent almost 20 minutes on the pitch and had a 10 percent goal participation. He joined the club in August 2019 and will hang on till June 2024.
11. Eric Garcia (Manchester City) – £6.3 million
While he had a 100 percent participation the second division Premier League matches, Garcia played five matches and started the XI 10 percent. He did not have any participation in goal in his 15-minute stay on the pitch. Though he has had nothing much to do this season so far. However, City coach Pep Guardiola said that he found glimpses of Sergio Busquets in Garcia. He joined City in July 2019 and is contracted till June 2022. He has a lot of time to learn about the game from many of the world’s best at the club.
10. Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur) – £7.2 million
Skipp had hardly any role to play for Spurs in the Christmas week when he was sidelined for most of the time by manager Jose Mourinho. No goal participation, no starts in the playing XI meant that Skipp had a hard time off late in the league. Having joined in July 2018, he is contracted with the club till June 2021.
9. Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – £7.2 million
Over 50 caps for the club overall, Gibbs has played just three games this season and hardly had any participation on the field. No goals, no assists adds to him being a part of the first XI a mere 5 percent. Overall he spent only six minutes on the pitch which reflects the way he was used by his manager. Contracted between 2018 to 2022, Gibbs is expected to shine soon for the Wolves.
8. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – £11.7 million
12 games, one assist, three yellow cards in just 37 minutes on the pitch overall sums up the kind of season Saka has had for Arsenal. He made the starting line-up 37 percent of Arsenal’s season. He joined the club in July 2019 for the moment will stay with the club as there is no confirmation as to when his contract ends.
7. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) – £16.2 million
Eight goals in 18 outings across four leagues ( EPL, Europa League, EFL Cup, FA Cup), Gabriel so far has had a season to remember. However, in the EPL, in 10 games he has just one goal starting the XI on 14 percent of Arsenal’s overall season. He spent almost 20 minutes on the pitch and had a five percent goal participation. He joined the club in 2019 and is contracted till 2024.
6. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) – £18.0 million
Often compared to Robin Van Persie, Greenwood scored 8 goals for the club in this season so far. Out of his eight goals overall, he scored three in the Premier League from 16 games. He made the starting XI 10 percent, had a goal participation of 9 percent and spent 21 minutes on the pitch. He joined the club in July 2019 and is signed till June 2023.
5. Joao Pedro (Watford) – £18.0 million
Having joined the club in the new year, Pedro has been rated as one of the best youngsters in the league. He is currently earning £18.0 million per week. He joined Watford on the back of a successful stint with Fluminese where he scored 10 goals in 37 matches.
4. Phil Foden (Manchester City) – £27.0 million
The 19-year old has played 11 games and has made one assist so far this season. He made the starting XI 10 percent and played for 12 minutes overall. He joined the club in July 2017 and is contracted till 2024. He scored five goals in all club competitions taken together.
3. Moise Kean (Everton) – £28.8 million
Kean has remained goalless in all club competitions so far this season. In the EPL, he has played 17 games and a mere 4 percent goal participation. He spent 25 minutes on the pitch and started a mere 14 percent. He joined Everton in August last year and is contracted till 2024.
2. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) – £31.5 million
Hudson has remained goalless for Chelsea in 13 matches but has three assists. His telling deliveries from the left wing makes him an exciting prospect for his club. He has made the starting XI 14 percent while picking up a yellow card in the process. He has been on the field for a little less than 30 minutes overall. Chelsea signed him in 2019 and he will stay with them till June 2024.
1. Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham Hotspur) – £31.5 million
Sessegnon has won the faith of his coach Jose Mourinho this season and is in his good books. Though he has played just five games this season, he is one for the future in the Spurs ranks. His recent goal against Bayern Munich has increased his reputation by a few notches and it is enough to see him get more games in the future. Having joined in 2019, he is contracted till 2025 and if Mourinho stays on till then, Sessegnon by then will turn into a finished product.