After Erling Braut Haaland’s big-money transfer to Borussia Dortmund, it’s time to check out the five most expensive teenagers in history.
Erling Braut Haaland’s reported €20m move to Borussia Dortmund was the first big surprise of the January transfer window in football.
Several big European clubs courted the talented 19-year-old following his unbelievable start to Champions League football, where he scored eight goals in six games for RB Salzburg.
Yet, Haaland chose Dortmund on a four-year contract with a weekly wage bill of €150,000. Not a bad deal, right?
Dortmund paid €45m in total to sign Erling Braut Håland.
💶 €20m to RB Salzburg
💶 €15m commission to his agent Mino Raiola
💶 €10m signing-on fee going to the player’s father, Alf-Inge Håland
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It just proves how the “boy-wonder” concept continues to excite both fans and clubs across the globe.
The emergence of a new young superstar often causes a frenzy, with everyone keen to discover if this guy can become the next Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
Some of them even secure big-money moves abroad shortly after leaving school.
So, without further ado, we give you the world’s five most expensive teenagers in history.