Young stars

Golden youth: most expensive transfers of 17-year-old players

Alexandre Pato

Signed for AC Milan for 22 million euros from Inter of Brazil in 2007. Now valued around five million euros.

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Gareth Bale

Tottenham bought him from Southmpton for 14.7 million euros in 2007. Now worth an estimated 90 million euros as a Real Madrid player.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arrived at Arsenal at the cost of 13.8 million euros from Southmpton in 2011. Valued now at around 20 million.

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Theo Walcott

Southampton sold Theo to Arsenal at a cost of 10.5 million euros in 2005, when the player was just 16 years old. Current market valuation is 22M€.

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Alexander Isak

The recent acquisition of Borussia Dortmund saw 8.6 million euros handed to Aika Solna.

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Fabricio Coloccini

The Argentine cost Milan 7.5M€ which Boca Juniors accepted back in 1999.

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Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal picked up the Welsh teenager from Cardiff for 6.4 M€ in 2008. Current worth, 35 M€.

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Javi Martínez

The Spaniard joined Athletic Bilbao from Osasuna B for 6 M€ in 2006. Now at Bayern Munich he could cost around 25 M€.

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Marco Fossati

The Italian joined Milan from Inter in 2010 for 6 M€.

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Tomás Kalas

Six million euros brought this player to Chelsea from SK Sigma Olomouc in 2010. That valuation has since been halved.

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Antonio Sanabria

The Paraguayan striker moved in 2013 from Barcelona B to Italian side Sassuolo for 5.7 M€. He's now worth around 7.5 M€.

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Ronaldo

The only kid on this list that is now retired which shows what PSV saw in him back in 1994 paying 5.48 million euros to take him away from Cruzeiro.

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Gerard Piqué

The Spanish centre-half was picked up by Barcelona in 2004 from Manchester United. They will look back on the 5.25 million euros as a rather good piece of business with the player now valued at 40 M€.

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