20 Most Expensive Players in the U21 Euro 2009

The 2009 Under-21 European Championship will showcase the best and brightest of young football talent from around Europe. With Spain, Germany, England, Italy and Serbia all having qualified for the Euro 2009, the tournament will be closely followed by football scouts across Europe’s top clubs.

Not all of these players are ‘unknown quantities’ though – some of them are already ‘stars’ and come with hefty price tags. Here’s a look at the 20 most expensive – and possibly the most talented – young players playing in the 2009 U21 Euros:

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The most expensive players in the U21 European Championship

Player Team Market Value (€)
Mario Balotelli Inter Milan 25M
Javi Martinez Athletic Bilbao 18M
Theo Walcott Arsenal FC 18M
Miralem Sulejmani Ajax Amsterdam 17M
Bojan Krkic FC Barcelona 17M
Raul Garcia Atletico Madrid 15M
Sebastian Giovinco Juventus FC Torino 15M
Gabriel Agbonlahor Aston Villa FC 14M
Diego Capel Sevilla FC 12M
Marcus Berg FC Groningen 12M
Mesut Ozil Werder Bremen 11M
Ola Toivonen PSV Eindhoven 10M
Manuel Neuer FC Schalke 04 10M
Robert Acquafresca Cagliari Calcio 10M
Luca Cigarini Atalanta Bergamo 10M
Marco Motta AS Roma 10M
Zoran Tosic Manchester United 9M
James Milner Aston Villa FC 9M
Micah Richards Manchester City 8M
Sami Khedira VfB Stuttgart 8M

Source: IMScouting.com – the premier online resource for scouting football players around the world.

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