Highest paid fee for valuable players aged under 20

Soccer players rose to prominence for their good performance and appearances in games. Their talent helps them become valuable players with high-fee transfer. £25.6 million was the highest fee paid for Wayne Rooney who left Everton at the age of 18.


Newscastle was close to sign Rooney for £18.5 million. However, Manchester United won the bidding; Rooney signed at the end of August 2004 after a £25.6 million deal with Everton was reached.


Wayne Rooney plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester United



Aaron Ramsey, who can play on either wing or at fullback, made an impressive performance in the 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final win over Middlesbrough. Arsenal’s bid of £5 million up front had been accepted. During the transfer negotiations, Ramsey was advised to join Arsenal.


Aaron Ramsey plays as a central midfielder for Arsenal.


Glen Johnson plays for Liverpool and the England national team as a right back. Glen Johnson became a 15-year old first year scholar in 2000. He signed a three-year contract for the Hammers in August 2001 at the age of 16. On 15 July 2003, he joined London rivals Chelsea for a transfer of £6 million.


e signed a three-year contract for the Hammers in August 2001 at the age of 16.


James Milner, central midfielder for Premier League side Aston Villa and the England national team, was sent to Newcastle United for an initial price of £3,600,000 at the age of 18. In July 2004, he agreed a five-year deal with Newcastle.


James Milner



Fabian Delph played 43 games for Leeds at League One level and one at Championship level. He was transferred to Aston Villa in August 2009 for a high fee. On 8 August, he made his debut in a friendly match against Fiorentina, which Aston Villa won 1-0.


Fabian Delph has represented his country at under-21 level.


Gareth Bale at the age of 17 completed a transfer to Tottenham with a payment of £5 million and additional payments which made the transfer up to…

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