Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, with a large following. The game of football has evolved significantly and continues to do so, particularly in the transfer market, where transfer records are broken virtually every season.
A handful of transactions in football history will be recognized for their exorbitant cost. Some of them involved kids who are still considered the most expensive teenagers in football history.
As a result, we’ll look at some of the most expensive football youngsters as part of this piece.
The Portuguese player was a bright prospect, but he struggled and had a few disappointing seasons. He moved to Bayern Munich for €32 million from Benfica in 2016.
Despite the fact that the English star has retired from football, his transfer record as a teenager will live on in the minds of many. In 2004, his €32 million transfer from Everton to Manchester United made him one of the most expensive teenagers in football history.
- Luke Shaw
Luke transferred from Southampton to Manchester United in 2014 for a record-breaking €36 million.
- L. Moura
Many clubs sought the Brazilian at the time since he was a tremendous young star in Sao Paulo. However, he signed a €41 million contract with Paris Saint-German in 2012.
- V. Junior
The Brazilian footballer is without a doubt one of Real Madrid’s biggest names today, owing to his incredible dribbling abilities. He was, however, sold to Real Madrid for €45 million by Flamengo.
- R. Silva
At the age of eleven, the talented young Brazilian was signed by Nike. Real Madrid paid Santos €46 million for him in 2019.
Anthony Martial’s €68 million transfer from Monaco to Manchester United was at one stage the most expensive transfer of a teenager in 2015.
- M. De Ligt
He was the youngest captain in the Champions League knockout games, and he was known to play as a central defender. He signed with Juventus FC for €79 million in 2019.
- J. Felix
When he was at Benfica, the Portuguese displayed some incredible skills, and he attracted the attention of a number of prominent clubs. In 2019, he chose Atletico Madrid and went there for €126 million, making him the second most expensive footballer in history.
When he joined Paris Saint-German for €194 from Monaco in 2017, the French rising sensation became the most expensive adolescent player.