Top 10 most expensive teenage transfers of the summer with six in Premier League and Chelsea planning for future
SIX of the most expensive teenage summer transfers have been made by Premier League clubs – with Chelsea leading the pack.
The Blues are planning for the future after losing experienced defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer.
Veteran Blues Cesar Azplicueta and Marcos Alonso are also on their last legs at the club.
Which is why Thomas Tuchel’s side splashed £20m bringing 18-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa.
Chukwuemeka’s acquisition was followed by the arrival of 19-year-old Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan, who cost them £17m.
But the Blues aren’t the only Prem side investing in fresh talent.
Southampton also snapped up two budding stars in the form of Romeo Lavia and Sekou Mara.
Lavia, 18, moved to St.Mary’s from Man City for £14m, and the Saints bagged Mara for £11m from Bordeaux.
Lavia showed his promise by scoring the opening goal in Southampton’s 2-1 win over Chelsea on Tuesday, with Mara also making an appearance.
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However, Tottenham and Brighton also set sights on some youngsters this summer.
Spurs snagged Destiny Udogie, 19, from Udinese for £17m, and the Seagulls recruited Julio Enciso for £9.5m.
Enciso became Brighton’s first summer signing when he joined from South American side Libertad Asuncion.
But there’s been a lot of teen transfer activity across Europe too.
Bayern Munich prepared for life with Robert Lewandowski by signing 17-year-old striker Mathys Tel from Rennes.
Tel became Europe’s most expensive signing when Bayern signed him for £25m, topping the £20m Chelsea spent on Chukwuemeka.
While Bayern Leverkusen snagged Arsenal target Adam Hlozek from Sparta Prague for £12.3m.
Elsewhere, Red Bull Salzburg signed 19-year-old Lucas Gourna-Douath from Saint Etienne for around £12.9m.
Last but not least is French star Mohamed Ali-Cho who joined Real Sociedad from Angers.
The La La outfit departed with £9.4m to complete the signing of Cho.
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