In 2007 Vélez Sársfield striker Mauro Zárate was a hot prospect. He was the joint top scorer in the Argentine league in Apertura 2006 at the age of 19 and he started 2007 with this magnificent goal in a pre-season 3-0 win against Belgrano, his other goal in the game was also pretty good.
Within 6 months Qatari side Al-Sadd made him an offer he couldn't refuse, enough money to set himand his family up for life to sign for them. He did sign and was soon loaned out to Birmingham FC in England who inexplicably only played him in a few games as they were relegated from the Premier League. He then joined Lazio on loan and eventually signed a permanent deal with the club in 2009.
Part of the Golazo series.