Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers 2016

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers 2016

Under 21 players have immense talents and often they get slapped high price tags to secure their services for their respective clubs. Some players flourish to become legends while others couldn’t carry their heavy price tags and perish. Here is a list of Top 10 Highest Paid u 21 Footballers 2016.

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers 2016

10. Max Meyer:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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We start our list of Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers 2016 with 19 year  old German attacking Midfielder Max Meyer. The latest product of Schalke’s youth product system has developed quite a lot in the last few years after joining the club’s academy at the age of 14. He was named as the Golden Player at the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship after finishing the tournament as top scorer. Meyer has signed a 5 year deal with Schalke after the club received interests from Chelsea.

9. Dominico Berardi:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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The next in our list of Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers 2016 is Italian wonder kid Dominico Berardi. Berardi already has 18 Serie A goals to his name at the age of 20. He is typically deployed as a right winger, and he excels at cutting inside on attacking runs before delivering lethal finishes. Sassulo now completely owns the player after paying € 10 million to Juventus to end their co-ownership.

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8. Luke Shaw:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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The talented left back arrived in Manchester United last summer from Southampton at £30 million. Last season, he was honoured as a member of the PFA Team of the Year at only 18 years of age. He was also included in England’s World Cup squad, where he was the youngest player at the tournament. The Englishmen received heavy critics from media due to his fitness and appeared only in 16 matches last season.

7. Memphis Depay:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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Another Red Devils player in our list of Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers 2016 is Memphis Depay.  The 21-year-old Dutchman was the top scorer in Holland last season with 22 goals in his name, tempting Manchester United to splurge £25m to seal his services. His world cup performances also attracted quite a lot of attention where he scored 2 goals and assisted 4.

6. Mateo Kovacic:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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The most popular prospect in our list of Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Players 2016 is Mateo Kovacic. The 21 year old Real Madrid star under went a miraculous breakthrough for last three seasons. Mateo Kovacic had already won two Croatian league titles at the age of 18. Following these triumphs, he moved to Inter Milan. Real Madrid have acquired his services by paying a hefty amount of €19 million.

5.  Adnan Januzaj:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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Arguably the biggest benefeactor from David Moyes’ doomed Old Trafford reign was Adnan Januzaj. At only 19-years-old, he has a tremendous amount of potential and an ability to provide crucial passes in build-up play. Januzaj was eligible to play for four different nations, but decided to play for Belgium and participated in their tune-up matches prior to the World Cup. Januzaj was loaned to Borussia Dortmund for the first half of the season but has been called back and is yet to receive a first team call up from Manager Louis Van Gaal.

4. Youri Tielemans:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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The youngest player in our list of Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 footballers is Youri Tielemans from Andrelecht. He has been involved in the youth setup since he was five-years-old. Now, at the age of 17, he is a first team player. Tielemans has scored three goals and eight assists in his 46 appearances. He has displayed excellent passing ability and has represented Belgium at several youth levels including U-21.

3. Ayomeric Laporte:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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The bronze medallist in our list of Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers is Athletic Bilbao centre back Ayomeric Laporte. At only 20 years of age, Laporte already plays the center back position like a seasoned veteran. He has 61 caps at this stage of his young career and has helped Athletic Club to another Champions League appearance. Many clubs had keen interest on him last summer but Bilbao secure his services with a new 5 year contract.

2. Hakan Calhanoghlu:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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Free kick master and creative outlet, Hakan Calhanoghlu has played for three different German clubs in the past three seasons, but looks to have settled in spectacularly at Bayer Leverkusen.  Despite being born in Germany, Calhanoglu has decided to play his international football for Turkey. After appearing at several youth levels, he earned his senior team call up last year, and has earned five caps so far.

1. Marquinhos:

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers

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The winner of the list of Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Paid Footballers 2016 is Marquinhos. Paris St. Germain currently has a wealth of Brazilian center back talent at their disposal, Marquinhos along with David Luiz and Thiago Silva. The 20 year old helped PSG to another Ligue 1 title, and featured in 22 matches for the club. Marquinhos appears to be one of the world’s elite young central defenders and has a bright future ahead of him.

Top 10 Highest Paid U 21 Footballers 2016

1. Marquinhos
2. Hakan Calhanoghlu
3. Ayomeric Laporte
4. Youri Tielemans
5. Adnan Januzaj
6. Mateo Kovacic
7. Memphis Depay
8. Luke Shaw
9. Dominico Berardi
10. Max Meyer