A study complied by Soccerex 20- U-21 showcases the 20 most valuable young players in Europe
Liverpool young forward Raheem Sterling has been named the most valuable young player in Europe according to a new report.
The 20 most valuable young players in Europe was compiled in the Soccerex 20 U-21 report which take into account a variety of factors, from their club and international form to any potential injury problems, and even their club's recent ability to sell players for big money.
The perception of a player's market value, as indicated by newspapers and websites, were also considered, as they can influence a players actual value, as was the length of time remaining on their contract.
All the players had to be aged 20 or under on January 1 2015 to be considered eligible.
20-year-old Raheem Sterling is a subject of an interest from Manchester City and Chelsea tops the list as he is rated almost £35m.
Second on the list is Paris Saint-Germain defender, Marquinhos who is at £27.8m.
New Manchester United signing, Memphis Depay (£23.5m) Italian forward Domenico Berardi (£21.3m) and Jose Gimenezo of Atletico Madrid (£21.1m) make up the top five.
The top ten is made up by Hakan Calhanoglu of Bayer Leverkusen (£19.4m), Mateo Kovacic of Inter Milan (£18.5m), Jose Gaya of Valencia (£18.3m), Luke Shaw of Manchester United (£18m) and Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Bilbao (£17m).
Top 20 in full
1. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) £35m
2. Marquinhos (Paris St-Germain) £27.8m
3. Memphis Depay (Manchester United) £23.8m
4. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) £21.6m
5. Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid) £21.4m
6. Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen) £19.4m
7. Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan) £18.5m
8. Jose Gaya (Valencia) £18.3m
9. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) £18m
10. Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao) £17m
11. Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) £15.9m
12. Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht) £13.6m
13 Aleksandar Mitrovic (Anderlecht) £12.7m
14 Anderson Talisca (Benfica) £12.7m
15 Emre Can (Liverpool) £11.9m
16. John Stones (Everton) £12m
17 Anthony Martial (Monaco) £11.1m
18 Divock Origi (Lille on loan from Liverpool) £10.7m
19. Calum Chambers (Arsenal) £10.6m
20 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) £10.4m