9. Wayne Rooney
Everton to Manchester United in 2004, €32m
Sir Alex Ferguson’s club beat Newcastle to the capture of Rooney, who became the most expensive teenage signing in the world at €32m.
What a buy that turned out to be. In 559 games, he scored 253 goals, a club record which previously belonged to the great Sir Bobby Charlton. Rooney won five Premier League titles, one Champions League and a host of other trophies before leaving to return to boyhood club Everton.
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