Age is not considered to be a barrier when it comes to setting or breaking a record in football. Young footballers have taken over the transfer market and their salaries are beginning to match their ambition. These teenagers, who have a massive influence on the game, are the future of football.
Read on to find out which rising stars are the highest-paid young footballers in the world at the moment.
5 Christian Pulisic, Chelsea, 21 – £230K Weekly Salary
The 21-year-old American moved from Borussia Dortmund to Premier League club Chelsea for an estimated £58 million transfer fee in January 2019. This transfer made Pulisic the most expensive US soccer player.
Christian Pulisic walks away with £230,000 every week.
4 Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus, 20 – £245K Weekly Salary
Matthijs de Ligt was wanted by pretty much every big club in Europe following his contributions for Ajax last season, but the Dutchman completed a £68 million move to Juventus after signing a five-year deal with the Italian giants.
Ajax’s captain at the age of 19, the youngster played a vital role in helping the Eredivisie side win the league and advance to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Juventus defender earns £245,000 per week at Allianz Stadium.
3 Joao Felix, Atletico Madrid, 20 – £255K Weekly Salary
The 20-year-old Portuguese left Benfica to join La Liga club Atlético Madrid for a colossal transfer fee of £113 million.
Felix’s weekly wage at Wanda Metropolitano is £255,000.
2 Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain, 21 – £325K Weekly Salary
France superstar Kylian Mbappe joined PSG on loan from Monaco in 2017 for more than £150 million. The transfer fee made him the most expensive teenager ever, the most expensive transfer ever within a domestic league. He put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Parisian outfit in 2018.
The Frenchman has over 100 career goals to his name at club level – including 87 in 118 games for Paris Saint-Germain. The 21-year-old is already a World Cup champion and has lifted the Ligue 1 trophy three times, once with Monaco and twice with PSG. He has also won Coupe de France with his current club. As far as bettors are concerned, football accumulator tips considers Kylian one of the top players to place a first goalscorer bet!
The PSG attacker has all the attributes to become one of the future greats. Mbappe is worth around £325,000-per-week.
1 Luka Jovic, Real Madrid, 22 – £365K Weekly Salary
The 22-year-old Serbian joined Spanish giants Real Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt in June 2019. Zinedine Zidane’s men won the Supercopa de España final defeating Atlético Madrid 4–1 on penalties, earning Jovic his first trophy as a Real Madrid player.
Los Blancos striker earns an eye-watering sum of £365,000 a week at Santiago Bernabeu.