Under 21's Player Focus #1

Updated: Feb 23

In recent weeks we have seen plenty of young players fly up in price. Many of which have been the recent IPO additions. These price increases have left many consistently high performing, young players looking comparatively great value at their current prices and many of which could also fly up in price in the future after one or two stand out performances.


24 Players Under the age of 21 were highlighted on the site in December and January and every player has increased in price since. 0 players have dropped in price. Of the 24 players, one third have increased 20%+ since being highlighted.

Under 21's highlighted on the site in December and January

It is clear to see that a lot of profit from capital appreciation can be made from buying stand out value young players. Many of the above players still appear to be good value for longer term holds at their current prices.


Below are further under 21's who currently appear to be of good value at their current price given the reasons displayed below:


Rafael Leao

Rafael Leao

Price: £1.71

Team: AC Milan

Age: 20

Position: Forward

Country: Portugal

Top 5 PB Scores: 179, 138, 96, 82, 67


Pros:

  • Portugal Youth International - could get a call up to the senior side for EURO 2020

  • PB Score of 179 without a goal or assists (Very high base PB score for a forward)

  • Performances have improved this season

  • 8 goals in 24 Ligue 1 appearances last season

Cons:

  • Poor goal scoring record this season

  • Infrequently plays full games for AC Milan - competition with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic (Not starting in the Milan derby tonight)

Emile Smith-Rowe

Emile Smith-Rowe

Price: £1.37

Team: Huddersfield Town on loan from Arsenal

Age: 19

Position: Midfielder (Attacking)

Country: England

Top 5 PB Scores: 176, 78, 58, 37, 15 (Hit a 220 in the Europa League last season)


Pros:

  • High price ceiling - Young English player on loan from a high MB club

  • Strong performances in the Championship for Huddersfield Town so far

  • Average of 2 key passes per game in the Championship so far

  • England Youth International

Cons:

  • Currently in a non-pb league

Boubacar Kamara

Boubacar Kamara

Price: £1.23 *First highlighted at £0.80

Team: Marseille

Age: 20

Position: Defender (Center Back / Defensive Midfield)

Country: France

Top 5 PB Scores: 234, 190, 184, 144, 140


Pros:

  • High PB scores

  • Marseille are having a very strong season - 2nd in Ligue 1

  • Performances have been improving further recently

  • Has started playing in Defensive midfield recently

  • France Youth International

Cons:

  • Lower price ceiling as a center back / defensive midfielder

  • Increased in price considerably recently

Alessandro Bastoni

Price: £0.99

Team: Inter Milan

Age: 20

Position: Center Back

Country: Italy

Top 5 PB Scores: 193, 161, 150, 115, 102


Pros:

  • Italy Youth International

  • Inter Milan play Ludogorets in the Europa League

  • Regular starter for Inter Milan

Cons:

  • Lower price ceiling as a center back

  • Suspended so not playing in the Milan derby tonight

Kephren Thuram

Kephren Thuram

Price: £0.92

Team: Nice

Age: 18

Position: Midfielder (Central)

Country: France

Top 5 PB Scores:


Pros:

  • France Youth International

  • Started to get more game time recently

  • Low price relative to other 18 year olds getting first team minutes in a PB league

Cons:

  • Low PB scores so far


Giorgi Chakvetadze

Giorgi Chakvetadze

Price: £0.89

Team: KAA Gent

Age: 20

Position: Midfielder (Winger)

Country: Georgia

Top 5 PB Scores: N/A


Pros:

  • Has been returning from a long spell out due to injury

  • 5 goals in 7 for Georgia national side

  • Previously been linked with a move to a PB league - future transfer speculation possible

  • Likely to play for Georgia in the March EURO 2020 Play-Offs

Cons:

  • Currently in a Non-PB league

  • No transfer links more recently

  • Lack of game time recently due to injury

Benoit Badiashile

Benoit Badiashile

Price: £0.88

Team: Monaco

Age: 18

Position: Defender (Center Back)

Country: France

Top 5 PB Scores: 156, 155, 136, 136, 108


Pros:

  • Strong game yesterday for Monaco

  • Low price relative to other 18 year olds getting first team minutes in a PB league

  • Previously been linked with a move to a PB league - future transfer speculation possible

Cons:

  • Lower price ceiling as a center back

  • Low PB scores so far

Stanley N'Soki

Stanley N'Soki

Price: £0.87

Team: Nice

Age: 20

Position: Defender (Left Back)

Country: France

Top 5 PB Scores: 197, 160, 150, 136, 131


Pros:

  • Having a strong season for Nice this season

  • High PB score of 197 without a goal or assist

  • France Youth International

Cons:

  • Increased considerably in price in the last 2 months


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