Can you imagine being worth £18million before your 18th birthday?
That’s the situation Alexandre Pato faced when he moved to Milan from Internacional. His career has since failed to hit the heights many prematurely tipped him for.
But what of the other players aged under 17 who went for massive money? Tap to find out where their careers ended up…
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So there we have it. A mixed bag.
By our reckoning only four of the 20 went on to truly establish themselves as elite players in the world game, while the jury is still out for some of the younger members of the list.
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