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<b>Wayne Rooney - £50m</b><br/>
Aged 16, Wayne Rooney thundered a 30 yard shot past former England goalkeeper David Seaman to end Arsenal's unbeaten run and with it announce himself to the world. He moved to Manchester United a couple of years later and has been considered a key member of the side ever since.

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<b>David Beckham - £175m</b><br/>
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