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Report: Arsenal Miss Out On £150m In Player Sales While Liverpool Take Home An Extra 7%

As part of our extensive study, departed Gunners Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez feature prominently in our list of greatest individual player loss from fee sold for to market value
As part of our extensive study, departed Gunners Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez feature prominently in our list of greatest individual player loss from fee sold for to market value

We may complain about the billions pumped through the arteries of the beautiful game to see the best and brightest play in the top leagues when there’s, well you know, trivial issues like world hunger and climate change to sort out, but it isn’t half entertaining. Tens of millions are quickly bypassed or glossed over in conversation when accounting for an individual player’s worth. ‘Yeah, why don’t we just pay £60million instead of 50?’. BettingOdds.com has now examined the past 10 years of ‘Big Six’ transfer activity and which of Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Manchesters United and City have sold at the right time or perhaps blown their beans a bit too early to see quick buck-making turn into embarrassment when a particular player value hasn’t stopped escalating (Chelsea saying so long to Salah? Say no more….). Every transfer since 2012 has been examined, with overall results to see player value increase within one and two years of their sale. This means that the findings are presented between 2012 and 2019. The results of an individual player value has been studied up until the present day.

Liverpool have performed the best of the Big Six, selling players for a total of £505.24million on an initial player value of £471.97m, resulting in a £33.27m greater return on estimated value, or 7.0% to the better. Conversely, Arsenal have sold players in this period for £297.23m, £146.22m less than these players’ estimated value of £443.45m, or just 67% of what they could have expected to receive. Similarly as sorrowfully lacking in business-savvy, Manchester United have seen their own £315.64m of sales transform to £389.53m in player value after two years of departure, to witness a player value increase of 23.41% or £73.89m of missed sales potential by the Red Devils.

Though Chelsea fans still observe Mohamed Salah through gritted teeth, the Egyptian being the player who most increased in value upon being sold by a Big Six club within two years of leaving (an initial sale of £13.50m in 2016 transformed into a £135m machine by 2018, or £121.50m of missed income), they can take comfort in knowing that the ‘Greatest Projected Individual Player Loss From Fee Sold For To Value After 2 Years Of Sale’ lies with their one-time hero Eden Hazard, who dropped from in value by a record £99million within two years of moving to Real Madrid.

Results are presented in £millions, with data taken from the Premier League and Transfermarkt.com. The year presented denotes the start of a particular season.

The results have been organised into the following categories:

  • Fee Received To Player Value (2012 - 2019)
  • Player Value To Fee Sold For After 1 Year of Sale (2012 - 2019)
  • Player Value To Fee Sold For After 2 Years of Sale (2012 - 2019)
  • Greatest Individual Player Loss From Fee Sold For To Estimated Value
  • Greatest Projected Individual Player Loss From Fee Sold For To Estimated Value After 1 Year Of Sale
  • Greatest Projected Individual Player Loss From Fee Sold For To Estimated Value After 2 Years Of Sale
  • Greatest Individual Player Value Decrease After 1 Year Of Sale
  • Greatest Individual Player Value Decrease After 2 Years Of Sale
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Fee Received To Player Value (2012 - 2019)

club fee sold for player value at sale (vas) initial fee minus value fee as % of value gain/loss %
1. Liverpool £505.24m £471.97m £33.27m 107.0 7.0
2. Chelsea £706.44m £734.16m -£27.73m 96.2 -3.8
3. Tottenham Hotspur £503.97m £525.05m -£21.07m 96.0 -4.0
4. Manchester City £352.33m £424.70m -£102.37m 77.5 -22.5
5. Manchester United £315.64m £448.64m -£133.00m 70.4 -29.6
6. Arsenal £292.23m £443.45m -£146.22m 67.0 -33.0

 

Player Value To Fee Sold For After 1 Year of Sale (2012 - 2019)

club fee sold for player value at sale (vas) player value 1 year after sale initial fee minus 1 year value player value % increase/ decrease on fee after 1 year
1. Arsenal £297.23m £442.45m £407.97m -£110.74m 37.26
2. Manchester United £315.64m £448.64m £413.65m -£98.01m 31.05
3. Manchester City £352.33m £454.70m £429.72m -£77.38m 21.96
4. Liverpool £505.24m £471.97m £496.50m £8.75m -1.73
5. Tottenham Hotspur £503.97m £525.05m £485.82m £18.15m -3.60
6. Chelsea £706.44m £734.16m £668.17m £38.27m -5.42

 

Player Value To Fee Sold For After 2 Years of Sale (2012 - 2019)

club fee sold for player value at sale (vas) player value 2 years after sale initial fee - 2 years value player value % increase/ Decrease after 2 years
1. Manchester United £315.64m £448.64m £389.53m -£73.89m 23.41
2. Arsenal £297.23m £443.45m £363.83m -£66.60m 22.41
3. Manchester City £352.33m £454.70m £379.58m -£27.25m 7.73
4. Liverpool £505.24m £471.97m £506.57m -£1.33m 0.26
5. Chelsea £706.44m £734.16m £693.70m £12.74m -1.80
6. Tottenham Hotspur £503.97m £525.05m £477.68m £26.30m -5.22

Greatest Individual Player Loss From Fee Sold For To Estimated Value

club year of departure player to fee sold for value at sale (vas) vas minus fee sold for
Tottenham Hotspur 2019 1. Christian Eriksen Inter Milan £24.30m £76.50m -£52.20m
Arsenal 2019 2. Aaron Ramsey Juventus FC £0.00m £36.00m -£36.00m
Arsenal 2017 3. Alexis Sanchez Manchester United £30.60m £63.00m -£32.40m
Chelsea 2019 4. Eden Hazard Real Madrid £103.50m £135.00m -£31.50m
Liverpool 2018 5. Emre Can Juventus FC £0.00m £27.00m -£27.00m
Liverpool 2021 6. Georginio Wiljnaldum Paris Saint-Germain £0.00m £27.00m -£27.00m
Manchester City 2020 7. Leroy Sane Bayern Munich £40.50m £63.00m -£22.50m
Manchester United 2019 8. Ander Herrera Paris Saint-Germain £0.00m £22.50m -£22.50m
Chelsea 2018 9. Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid £31.50m £54.00m -£22.50m
Chelsea 2020 10. Willian Arsenal FC £0.00m £20.25m -£20.25m

Greatest Projected Individual Player Loss From Fee Sold For To Estimated Value After 1 Year Of Sale

club year of departure player to fee sold for value at sale value 1 year after sale projected loss after 1 year
Liverpool 2018 1. Emre Can Juventus FC £0.00m £27.00m £36.00m -£36.00m
Chelsea 2016 2. Mohamed Salah AS Roma £13.50m £24.30m £36.00m -£22.50m
Arsenal 2019 3. Aaron Ramsey Juventus FC £0.00m £36.00m £19.80m -£18.00m
Chelsea 2018 4. Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid £31.50m £54.00m £49.50m -£18.00m
Manchester United 2019 5. Ander Herrera Paris Saint-Germain £0.00m £22.50m £14.40m -£14.40m
Liverpool 2016 6. Mario Balotelli OGC Nice £0.00m £5.40m £13.50m -£13.50m
Manchester City 2015 7. James Milner Liverpool FC £0.00m £12.60m £13.50m -£13.50m
Manchester City 2020 8. Leroy Sane Bayern Munich £40.50m £63.00m £54.00m -£13.50m
Arsenal 2020 9. Henrikh Mkhitaryan AS Roma £0.00m £18.00m £13.50m -£13.50m
Arsenal 2012 10. Robin van Persie Manchester United £27.63m £42.75m £40.50m -£12.87m

 

Greatest Projected Individual Player Loss From Fee Sold For To Estimated Value After 2 Years Of Sale

club year of departure player to fee sold for player value at sale value 2 years after sale projected loss after 2 years
Chelsea 2016 1. Mohamed Salah AS Roma £13.50m £24.30m £135.00m -£121.50m
Manchester United 2016 2. Memphis Depay Olympique Lyon £14.40m £17.10m £45.00m -£30.60m
Liverpool 2016 3. Luis Alberto SS Lazio £3.60m £3.60m £31.50m -£27.90m
Manchester United 2019 4. Romelu Lukaku Inter Milan £66.60m £67.50m £90.00m -£23.40m
Liverpool 2018 5. Emre Can Juventus FC £0.00m £27.00m £23.40m -£23.40m
Chelsea 2018 6. Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid £31.50m £54.00m £54.00m -£22.50m
Liverpool 2016 7. Mario Balotelli OGC Nice £0.00m £5.40m £21.60m -£21.60m
Arsenal 2017 8. Wojciech Szczesny Juventus FC £12.60m £15.30m £31.50m -£18.90m
Tottenham Hotspur 2012 9. Luka Modric Real Madrid £31.50m £36.00m £49.50m £18.00m

Manchester City

2019 10. Douglas Luiz Aston Villa £15.12m £9.00m £31.50m £16.38m
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Greatest Individual Player Value Decrease After 1 Year Of Sale

club year of departure player to fee sold for value at sale value 1 year after sale player value decrease after 1 year
Chelsea 2019 1. Eden Hazard Real Madrid £103.50m £135.00m £72.00m -£63.00m
Tottenham Hotspur 2019 2. Christian Eriksen Inter Milan £24.30m £76.50m £31.50m -£45.00m
Arsenal 2017 3. Alexis Sanchez Manchester United £30.60m £63.00m £40.50m -£22.50m
Arsenal 2019 4. Aaron Ramsey Juventus FC £0.00m £36.00m £19.80m -£16.20m
Manchester City 2012 5. Emmanuel Adebayor Tottenham Hotspur £5.76m £22.50m £9.00m -£13.50m
Chelsea 2020 6. Willian Arsenal FC £0.00m £20.25m £8.10m -£12.15m
Tottenham Hotspur 2018 7. Mousa Dembele Guangzhou F&F £4.82m £16.20m £4.05m -£12.15m
Chelsea 2016 8. Oscar Shanghai SIPG £54.00m £31.50m £19.80m -£11.70m
Chelsea 2019 9. David Luiz Arsenal £7.83m £18.00m £7.20m -£10.80m
Tottenham Hotspur 2012 10. Rafael van der Vaart Hamburger SV £11.70m £22.05m £11.70m -£10.35m

Greatest Individual Player Value Decrease After 2 Years Of Sale

club year of departure player to fee sold for value at sale value 2 years after sale player value decrease after 2 years
Chelsea 2019 1. Eden Hazard Real Madrid £103.50m £135.00m £36.00m -£99.00m
Arsenal 2017 2. Alexis Sanchez Manchester United £30.60m £63.00m £22.50m -£40.50m
Tottenham Hotspur 2019 3. Christian Eriksen Inter Milan £24.30m £76.50m £36.00m -£40.50m
Arsenal 2019 4. Aaron Ramsey Juventus FC £0.00m £36.00m £9.00m -£27.00m
Chelsea 2017 5. Diego Costa Atletico de Madrid £54.00m £45.00m £22.50m -£22.50m
Tottenham Hotspur 2012 6. Rafael van der Vaart Hamburger SV £11.70m £22.05m £6.75m -£15.30m
Tottenham Hotspur 2012 7. Mousa Dembele Guangzhou R&F £4.82m £16.20m £1.35m -£14.85m
Chelsea 2019 8. David Luiz Arsenal FC £7.83m £18.00m £3.60m -£14.40m
Manchester City 2012 9. Emmanuel Adebayor Tottenham Hotspur £5.76m £22.50m £8.10m -£14.40m
Manchester United 2017 10. Henrikh Mkhitaryan Arsenal FC £30.60m £27.00m £13.50m -£13.50m

 

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