EFESalzburgo, Austria

Buy promising youngsters cheap, develop their talent, and sell them as big stars with a hefty price tag. That is the model of FC Red Bull Salzburg, and Erling Haaland, one of world football’s hottest properties, is the best example of the Austrian champions’ player recruitment policy.

“We have the youngest team in our history. The most important thing is that we plan three or four years ahead to see who might be the next players and to be a step ahead,” the club’s sporting director Christoph Freund tells Efe.EFE