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The 10 most expensive youth players in football history

Inside a soccer business with unimaginable numbers, the search for young people and the attraction of talents was always the order of the day. In



Inside a with unimaginable numbers, the search for young people and the attraction of talents was always the order of the day. In this note we show you top 10 most expensive young players of the history of football as published by the site transfermarktwhich involves to Xavier Saviola in the last location of a list led by Kylian Mbappe.

PSG striker was hired in the 2018/19 season from the MonacoWhen I had 19 years and for a sum of €180 million, which makes him the most valuable player so far at a young age. Behind him appears the name of the Portuguese joao felixwhich was transferred from Benfica to Atlético de Madrid also to their 19 years2019/20 season for a total of €127.2 million; while the third position in the Top Ten corresponds to the pass of Matthis De Ligt from Ajax to Juventusat the same age as the previous ones, for 85.5 million.


Are three south american players that we can find in these first 10 positions. On the one hand Vinicius Jr.. traveling from Flamengo to Real Madridfor the other Rodrygo from Santos with the same destination, both at 18 years old; Meanwhile he Little bunny saviola went to the classic rival Barcelonacoming out from riveralthough at an earlier time since he did it in the 2001/02 season. Here is the complete list (in euros):

  • Kylian Mbappe (19 years old) from Monaco to PSG x180M (2018)
  • joao felix (19 years old) from Benfica to Atlético de Madrid x 127.2M (2019)
  • matthis de ligt (19 years old) from Ajax to Juventus x 85.8M (2019)
  • Anthony Martial (19 years old) Monaco to Man United x60M (2015)
  • Vinicius Jr. (18 years old) from Flamengo to Real Madrid x45M (2018)
  • Rodrygo (18 years old) from Santos to Real Madrid x45M (2019)
  • Fabio Silva (18 years old) from Porto to Wolves x40M (2020)
  • Luke Shaw (18 years old) Southampton to Man United x37.5M (2014)
  • Wayne Rooney (18 years old) from Everton to Man United x37M (2004)
  • Xavier Saviola (19 years old) from River Plate to Barcelona x 35.9M (2001)