The 10 most expensive teenagers in football history
Last Updated: 02/09/15 1:35pm
Anthony Martial's £36m move from Monaco to Manchester United has made him the most expensive teenager in history.
The 19-year-old breaks the record previously set by his new team-mate Luke Shaw, who joined United in a £31m deal from Southampton last summer.
Here, we take a look at the 10 most expensive teenagers in history…
Anthony Martial (Monaco to Manchester United, £36m)
The 19-year-old has been handed the No 9 shirt at United and the pressure is on the youngster to make an immediate impact at his new club. Martial only has one full season under his belt with Monaco, but he is a highly-rated striker and United will be hoping he can live up to comparisons with Thierry Henry.
Luke Shaw (Southampton to Manchester United, £31m)
Shaw had a tough start to life at United after his big-money switch from Southampton as he struggled for fitness and form, but the left-back has started the 2015/16 campaign in fine form. He looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Lucas Moura (Sao Paulo to PSG, £28m)
The Brazilian forward has not exactly set the world alight since his big-money move to PSG. Now 23, he still struggles to hold down a regular starting spot for the French giants.
Wayne Rooney (Everton to Manchester United, £26m)
While his current form leaves a lot to be desired, the £30m spent on Rooney in 2004 remains one of United's wisest investments. The 29-year-old is their captain and talisman, and he is only 16 goals short of Bobby Charlton's 249-goal United scoring record.
Javier Saviola (River Plate to Barcelona, £25m)
The Argentine striker arrived at Barcelona as one of the most exciting young talents in world football in 2001. He scored 60 goals in his first three seasons at the Nou Camp, but his career never quite hit the heights that had been expected. He's now back at River Plate at the age of 33.
Anderson (Porto to Manchester United, £22m)
It's fair to say Anderson was not exactly a storming success at Old Trafford. The Brazilian midfielder only made 10 appearances in his final two seasons at United and he now finds himself back in his homeland with Internacional.
Marquinhos (Roma to PSG, £22m)
Chelsea tried and failed to take Marquinhos to Stamford Bridge this summer. The Brazilian is rated as one of the best young centre-backs around, and PSG are unlikely to part with him any time soon.
Antonio Cassano (Bari to Roma, £20m)
Cassano was only 19 when Roma paid £24m to sign him from Bari in 2001. The Italian striker went on to have a colourful career, with spells at Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter, among others.
Sergio Ramos (Sevilla to Real Madrid, £19m)
Ramos has become a talismanic figure for Real Madrid since his arrival from Sevilla. The defender was wanted by Manchester United during the summer, but he eventually committed his future to Madrid by signing a new contract.
Sergio Aguero (Independiente to Atletico Madrid, £15m)
Atletico doubled their money on Aguero when they sold him to City five years after his arrival at the Vicente Calderon in 2006. He has gone on to become one of the deadliest strikers in world football.