The Championship’s most valuable wonderkids - including Birmingham City, Sunderland, Watford, Norwich City and Millwall stars - gallery
This fresh update of transfer values has unveiled the top 20 most valuable wonderkids in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Sky Bet Championship is renowned as one of the most competitive footballing divisions on the planet and it’s that very attribute that allows young talent to flourish within it.
Premier League clubs often loan their promising academy graduates to clubs in the second tier, while other teams already in the competition prepare for big sides to swoop in.
Jude Bellingham’s huge £25 million move from Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund in 2020 is probably the most famous example of that but there have been plenty more.
Nathan Ake completed a £38.5 million switch from AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City in the same year, whereas £30 million man João Pedro has just left Watford for Brighton & Hove Albion.
In fact, there have been 14 transfers from the Championship with fees over the £20 million mark, and there could be many more to come due to the current talent breaking through.
With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at the recently updated figures from Transfermarkt and ranked the top 20 Championship players under the age of 23, ranked by market value. Flick through the pages to see.