Football is going nuts, with all the money involved in european football club are trying to persuad youngsters with future potential to professional careers as soon as possible, which makes those teenagers millionairs way before their time should come. There are number of 18 years olds who are getting thousands of pounds in weekly wages and thats what we are going to take a look today. Top 10 Highest Paid Teenager in European football.
#1. Lucas Moura – £180,000-a-week
Joined Paris Saint Germain from Sao Paolo back in 2012 for record fee for a teenager worth £35 Million, Moura has been consider a future star in years to come. PSG tied him with the club beating off the competition from the likes of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid by offering him record wage of £180K a week. This is by far the highest salary for any 19-20 year old footballer.
#2. Marquinhos – £70,000-a-week
Another PSG import, Marquinhos signed from AS Roma in 2013 for £28 Million on 5 year contract. Marquinhos is a special talent and PSG are offering him special personal contract where he is currently making £70K a week, while the deal will get him increase in salary every year and he might be earning upwards of £150K towards the end of the contract.
#3. Adnan Januzaj – £50,000-a-week
Januzaj made his debut for Manchester United in 2013-14 season and has been a regular fixture in the squad. He is one talented youngster and many national side including England, belgium are looking to tie him up with the national team. United paid £350,000 to belgium club when they signed him a few years back and they offered him pro contract extension in january 2014 which makes him one of the highest paid youngster in english football. His current contract is of 5 years, with weekly salary of £50,000-a-week.
#4. Rahim Sterling – £30,000-a-week
Sterling is having a bumper season and Liverpool are going to offer him a contract extension, regardless they win the league or not, his performances have been sensational this season. Currenty he is earning £30,000-a-week and the next deal will surely double whatever he is getting at the moment.
#5. Serge Gnabry – £20,000-a-week
Gnabry started playing with first team in pre-season of 2013 with Arsenal and with injuries Arsenal had at the start of the season Gnabry took his first team chances pretty well. Most memorable moment was his superb goal against Swansea City earlier in the season, Which earned him a contract extension and despit just at the age of 18 years he is making £20,000-a-week with Arsenal 5 year contract.
#6. Lucas Piazon – £20,000-a-week
Piazon has been widely regarded as the best teenage football at the moment and Chelsea made him a millionair at the age of just 17. Piazon is getting around £20,000-a-week with his current Chelsea contract. Currently playing on loan vittese. Piazon is surely going to be a big name once he comeback to Chelsea setup.