Who Is The Most Expensive Teenage Footballer In History?


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Yo Kass answered
The most expensive football transfer of a teenager ever recorded was that of Wayne Rooney who went from Everton to Manchester United for a fee of £27 million.

The most expensive teenage footballers If you look at the kind of money that changes hands during football transfer season, it is not uncommon to see millions of pounds being paid out to club for the service of their stars. What is rather remarkable though, is the young age of some of these players.

Whilst most teenagers consider working at Topshop or HMV a dream job, these talented football teens command millions in transfer fees.

Here are the top 10 most expensive soccer players
  1. Wayne Rooney- As mentioned above, Everton received somewhere in the region of £27 million to release an 18 year old Wayne Rooney to Manchester United, a club he's had years of success with since.
  2. Anderson- Is another Manchester United player that came with a hefty price tag. He was bought from FC Porto for £18 million at the age of 19. Unlike Rooney, Anderson has struggled to live up to his transfer fee, and is often linked with a move away from Manchester.
  3. Phil Jones- Yet another Manchester United acquisition, this time leaving Blackburn Rovers at the age of 19 for £16.5 million. He is considered one of the brightest young English defensive around.
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo- £12 million pounds is what Cristiano Ronaldo cost Manchester United when they bought him from Sporting Lisbon at the age of 18. If you think £12 million is a lot of money to pay for a footballer, you'll be shocked to hear that Ronaldo was evetually sold to the Spanish side Real Madrid for a staggering £80 million. He is now considered one of the best football players in the world.
  5. Theo Walcott- The only non-Manchester United player to make the list, Walcott's transfer from Southampton to Arsenal cost the North London club £9 million for the 16 year old.
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Matt Cashen answered
When Wayne Rooney joined Manchester United from Everton in a transfer costing twenty seven million pounds in August two thousand and four, he became the most expensive teenager in the history of football.

After helping England to the quarter finals of the European championships held in two thousand and four, with England losing out to hosts Portugal, Rooney sparked a massive tranfer scramble on his return.

Initially Newcastle United seemed favourites to secure Rooney's talent, but Man Utd were always his preferred choice and when they upped the ante on the transfer, newcastle baulked and Rooney signed for the red devils.

Rooney arrived on the world stage after scoring an incredible goal against Arsenal in the premiership and after breaking his foot in England's quarter final loss to the hosts of Euro two thousand and four, his fearless attitude and talent earned him admirers all over the football world.

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