There is a report that has come out to disclose the top ten highest-paid teenagers in the world of football. If you didn’t have a chance to see it, know that Jadon Sancho rose to the top of the list after agreeing on a new £190k-per-week deal with Borussia Dortmund. The deal will see him more than double his earnings, as the Bundesliga club successfully fended off interest from European sides. This is fascinating reading as I have listed all the current playing prodigies aged 19 and under who are earning big-money to pursue their trade.
1. Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund (190k-per-week)
Sanchos’ previous contract with the Dortmund, which ran to 2022, was believed to be worth around £75k-per-week, so a jump up to £190k-per-week isn’t something to be scoffed at. However, with 12 goals and 14 assists in 34 Bundesliga outings last season, and magic in his boots, that’s the price you pay to keep hold of exceptional talent.
2. Vinicius Jr. – Real Madrid (190k-per-week)
Vinicius, the young Englishman is joined by a fellow forward who is already beginning to show glimpses of his unquestionable talent in the Spanish capital. Madrid board has faith in him as they made him the highest-paid teenager in world football, handing the winger £190k-per-week wages. He has already demonstrated on occasions his raw ability with four goals in his debut.
3. Rodrygo – Real Madrid (£76k-per-week)
Rodrygo, the Brazilian sensational, joined Madrid where he now earns £76k-per-week having put pen to paper on a six-year contract. The 18 years old forward has some way to go before usurping Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic, from the striker role. But he has plenty of years ahead of him to justify Los Blancos’ faith.
4. Ryan Sessegnon – Tottenham (£70k-per-week)
Tottenham’s pursuit of Ryan Sessegnon has been rumbling on for some time. However, there was no holding back in offering the 19-year-old an excellent salary of £70k-per-week to lure him to north London from Fulham this summer. He tasted Premier League football for the first time last season with the Cottagers, but was unable to prevent them from slipping back down into the second tier for the first time.
5. Joao Felix – Atletico Madrid (£58k-per-week)
He is one of the most sought after players in Europe this summer. The young Portuguese playmaker has been equally capable as a striker, which is why Atletico forked out a colossal £115m to bring the player to La Liga from Benfica. Since earning his move to one of Europe’s most beautiful, the 19 years old is on a cool £58k-per-week, placing him in the top five earners of his age bracket.
6. Moise Kean – Everton (53k-per-week)
Kean has become one of the world’s top-earning teenagers, raking in somewhere around £53k-per-week since joining Everton. He’s yet to get off the mark for Marco Silva’s side again. But they’ll be hoping for a decent return on a player who could end up becoming their record signing only behind Gylfi Sigurdsson.
7. Reiss Nelson – Arsenal (£30k-per-week)
Reiss Nelson has entered the first-team fold under Unai Emery having spent last season on loan with Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim. Ahead of his season-long move to the German club, Nelson put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with Arsenal that saw him receive earnings of £30k-per-week. Now the 19 years old winger will be looking to impress for the Gunners in the upcoming season. He is to battle it out with club-record signing Nicolas Pepe for a starting berth.
7. Phil Foden – Man City (£30k-per-week)
After the 19 years old emerged as one of the England’s most exceptional young talents, City acted quickly to tie him down to a new deal last December. That saw him scoop earnings of £30k-per-week.
9. Callum Hudson-Odoi – Chelsea (£22k-per-week)
The 18-year-old will be seeing his name feature much higher up this list in the not too far in the future as rumors circulate of a staggering £200k-per-week deal at Stamford Bridge. This is after gaining some interest from Bayern Munich. If that comes to fruition, then it will dwarf his current earnings of £22k-per-week which, even now, are pretty decent figures given the relative inexperience of the emerging talent.
10. Takefusa Kubo – Real Madrid (£17k-per-week)
Back in 2011, Takefusa was requested to join Barcelona’s famed La Masia youth academy and scored a frightening 74 goals in just 30 games during his debut season in Catalonia. However, Blaugrana was found to have violated FIFA’s international transfer policy. The Japanese sensation was ineligible to join the latter stages of the youth academy after La. Therefore, the youngster returned to his native Japan. On June this year, Kubo signed with Real Madrid on a five-year deal worth £17k-per-week, placing the 18-year-old among the highest-earning teenagers in world football.