The 13 Most Expensive Teenagers In World Football – John Obi Mikel

Have all these youngsters lived up to their hefty transfer fees?

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John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel
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It might feel like ex-Chelsea stalwart John Obi Mikel has been around forever, but he was a promising youngster once. The defensive midfielder cost the Blues £16m when he moved from Lyn as a 19-year-old. There was controversy surrounding the move, as it was initially agreed that he’s be joining Manchester United. Chelsea ended up paying the club £12m of the transfer fee as a result.

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