Tottenham missed out on one of Europe's top 20 young talents in Anthony Martial, indicates new study

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Tottenham recently missed out on Anthony Martial.

When Tottenham Hotspur missed out on the signing of Anthony Martial, they waved goodbye to one of Europe's top 20 youngsters, according to a new study.

SkySports reported the findings of sports agency Prime Time Sport to commemorate Soccerex’s 20th anniversary, and ranked Liverpool's Raheem Sterling as the continent's most valuable player aged 21 or under.

Martial features at number 17 on the list, above Arsenal duo Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers.

The striker was linked prominently with a move to Premier League side Tottenham in early June by respected magazine France Football.

Negotiations continued between Spurs and Monaco, as reported by SkySports, only for the same outlet to confirm just over a week ago that the promising former Lyon attacker had signed a new contract with the Ligue 1 side until 2019.

Martial's presence on the list shows his pedigree, but also reveals something about Monaco's asking price.

The Independent reported Martial would cost £18 million, but the latest study values him at a price of £11.3 million, in comparison to their estimation Raheem Sterling is worth £35 million.

Manchester United signing Memphis Depay features at number three on the list behind PSG's Marquinhos in second.

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