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Report: Manchester United have made an incredible loss on player sales in the past decade

Report: Bruno may be looking like a bargain but Manchester United's spending without sale recuperation is extraordinary
Report: Bruno may be looking like a bargain but Manchester United's spending without sale recuperation is extraordinary

BettingOdds.com have conducted a study into the profits and losses every Premier League club has made in the past decade on player sales.

The research has found that Manchester United have made a 53.8% loss on players sold since the beginning of the 2011/12 season, whilst their rivals Manchester City have made a whopping £421.25 million loss over the same period.

The only outgoing players to have not been analysed in the study are those that retired during their stint with their respective club.

The findings can be found below, with the study being broken down into the following four categories:

  • Every current Premier League club’s profit/losses from players sold or released in the past decade
  • Every current Premier League club’s profit/losses from players sold or released in the past decade (As a percentage)
  • Every current Premier League club’s largest loss on a player sold or released in the past decade
  • Every current Premier League club’s largest profit on a player sold in the past decade

Data for specific Premier League clubs or players is available upon request. All figures used are from Transfermarkt.com. 

Every current Premier League club’s profit/losses from players sold or released in the past decade

  1. Southampton - Amount received from players sold: £407.93m Amount spent on sold players: £240.19m Profit/Loss: £167.74m
  2. Leicester City - Amount received from players sold: £329.21m Amount spent on sold players: £177.96m Profit/Loss: £151.25m
  3. Tottenham Hotspur - Amount received from players sold: £550.63m Amount spent on sold players: £456.57m Profit/Loss: £94.06m
  4. Crystal Palace - Amount received from players sold: £137.58m Amount spent on sold players: £62.1m Profit/Loss: £75.38m
  5. Everton - Amount received from players sold: £361.67m Amount spent on sold players: £299.71m Profit/Loss: £61.96m
  6. Leeds United - Amount received from players sold: £81.41m Amount spent on sold players: £31m Profit/Loss: £50.41m
  7. Liverpool - Amount received from players sold: £569.95m Amount spent on sold players: £521.23m Profit/Loss: £48.72m
  8. Wolverhampton Wanderers - Amount received from players sold: £164.35m Amount spent on sold players: £129.27m Profit/Loss: £35.08m
  9. Burnley - Amount received from players sold: £101.27m Amount spent on sold players: £79.73m Profit/Loss: £21.54m
  10. Sheffield United - Amount received from players sold: £28.23m Amount spent on sold players: £12.53m Profit/Loss: £15.7m
  11. Brighton & Hove Albion - Amount received from players sold: £50.66m Amount spent on sold players: £53.3m Profit/Loss: -£2.64m
  12. Newcastle United - Amount received from players sold: £260.22m Amount spent on sold players: £265.56m Profit/Loss: -£5.34m
  13. Fulham - Amount received from players sold: £125.51m Amount spent on sold players: £145.6m Profit/Loss: -£20.09m
  14. West Bromwich Albion - Amount received from players sold: £125m Amount spent on sold players: £171.81m Profit/Loss: -£46.81m
  15. Chelsea - Amount received from players sold: £789.11m Amount spent on sold players: £862.4m Profit/Loss: -£73.29m
  16. Arsenal - Amount received from players sold: £379.64m Amount spent on sold players: £458.48m Profit/Loss: -£78.84m
  17. West Ham United - Amount received from players sold: £235.64m Amount spent on sold players: £326.45m Profit/Loss: -£90.81m
  18. Aston Villa - Amount received from players sold: £179.52m Amount spent on sold players: £302.5m Profit/Loss: -£122.98m
  19. Manchester United - Amount received from players sold: £345.75m Amount spent on sold players: £747.55m Profit/Loss: -£401.8m
  20. Manchester City - Amount received from players sold: £432.53m Amount spent on sold players: £853.78m Profit/Loss: -£421.25m
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Every current Premier League club’s profit/losses from players sold or released in the past decade (as a percentage)

  1. Leeds United - Amount received from players sold: £81.41m Amount spent on sold players: £31m Profit/Loss (%): 162.7% 
  2. Sheffield United - Amount received from players sold: £28.23m Amount spent on sold players: £12.53m Profit/Loss (%): 125.25% 
  3. Crystal Palace - Amount received from players sold: £137.58m Amount spent on sold players: £62.1m Profit/Loss (%): 121.69% 
  4. Leicester City - Amount received from players sold: £329.21m Amount spent on sold players: £177.96m Profit/Loss (%): 84.99% 
  5. Southampton - Amount received from players sold: £407.93m Amount spent on sold players: £240.19m Profit/Loss (%): 69.84% 
  6. Wolverhampton Wanderers - Amount received from players sold: £164.35m Amount spent on sold players: £129.27m Profit/Loss (%): 27.13% 
  7. Burnley - Amount received from players sold: £101.27m Amount spent on sold players: £79.73m Profit/Loss (%): 27.01% 
  8. Everton - Amount received from players sold: £361.67m Amount spent on sold players: £299.71m Profit/Loss (%): 20.67% 
  9. Tottenham Hotspur - Amount received from players sold: £550.63m Amount spent on sold players: £456.57m Profit/Loss (%): 20.6% 
  10. Liverpool - Amount received from players sold: £569.95m Amount spent on sold players: £521.23m Profit/Loss (%): 9.35% 
  11. Newcastle United - Amount received from players sold: £260.22m Amount spent on sold players: £265.56m Profit/Loss (%): -2.01% 
  12. Brighton & Hove Albion - Amount received from players sold: £50.66m Amount spent on sold players: £53.3m Profit/Loss (%): -4.95% 
  13. Chelsea - Amount received from players sold: £789.11m Amount spent on sold players: £862.4m Profit/Loss (%): -8.5% 
  14. Fulham - Amount received from players sold: £125.51m Amount spent on sold players: £145.6m Profit/Loss (%): -13.8% 
  15. Arsenal - Amount received from players sold: £379.64m Amount spent on sold players: £458.48m Profit/Loss (%): -17.2% 
  16. West Bromwich Albion - Amount received from players sold: £125m Amount spent on sold players: £171.81m Profit/Loss (%): -27.24% 
  17. West Ham United - Amount received from players sold: £235.64m Amount spent on sold players: £326.45m Profit/Loss (%): -27.82% 
  18. Aston Villa - Amount received from players sold: £179.52m Amount spent on sold players: £302.5m Profit/Loss (%): -40.65% 
  19. Manchester City - Amount received from players sold: £432.53m Amount spent on sold players: £853.78m Profit/Loss (%): -49.34% 
  20. Manchester United - Amount received from players sold: £345.75m Amount spent on sold players: £747.55m Profit/Loss (%): -53.75% 

 

Every current Premier League club’s largest loss on a player sold or released in the past decade

Mesut Ozil (Arsenal to Fenerbache) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £42.3m Profit/Loss: -£42.3m

Darren Bent (Aston Villa to Derby County) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £19.35m Profit/Loss: -£19.35m

Martin Montiya (Brighton & Hove Albion to Real Betis) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £6.3m Profit/Loss: -£6.3m

Jeff Hendrick (Burnley to Newcastle United) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £10.62m Profit/Loss: -£10.62m

Fernando Torres (Chelsea to AC Milan) - Amount received from sale: £0.9m Bought for: £52.65m Profit/Loss: -£51.75m

Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace to Al-Nasr) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £12.51m Profit/Loss: -£12.51m

Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton to OGC Nice) - Amount received from sale: £2m Bought for: £20.7m Profit/Loss: -£18.7m

Andy Johnson (Fulham to QPR) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £11.97m Profit/Loss: -£11.97m

Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United to US Palermo) - Amount received from sale: £0 Bought for: £2.7m Profit/Loss: -£2.7m

Islam Slimani (Leicester City to Lyon) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £27.9m Profit/Loss: -£27.9m

Adam Lallana (Liverpool to Brighton & Hove Albion) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £27.9m Profit/Loss: -£27.9m

Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City to Valencia) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £40.5m Profit/Loss: -£40.5m

Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United to QPR) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £41.4m Profit/Loss: -£41.4m

Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United to San Lorenzo) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £11.7m Profit/Loss: -£11.7m

Darius Henderson (Sheffield United to Millwall) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £2.7m Profit/Loss: -£2.7m

Guido Carrillo (Southampton to Elche CF) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £19.8m Profit/Loss: -£19.8m

Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur to Napoli) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £13.59m Profit/Loss: -£13.59m

Oliver Burke (West Bromwich Albion to Sheffield United) - Amount received from sale: £5.85m Bought for: £13.68m Profit/Loss: -£7.83m

Sébastien Haller (West Ham United to Ajax) - Amount received from sale: £20.25m Bought for: £45m Profit/Loss: -£24.75m

Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers to Charlton) - Amount received from sale: £0m Bought for: £7.2m Profit/Loss: -£7.2m

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Every current Premier League club’s largest profit on a player sold in the past decade

Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal to Barcelona) - Amount received from sale: £30.6m Bought for: £2.88m Profit/Loss: £27.72m

Christian Benteke (Aston Villa to Liverpool) - Amount received from sale: £41.85m Bought for: £7.92m Profit/Loss: £33.93m

Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton & Hove Albion to Leicester City) - Amount received from sale: £9.09m Bought for: £1.62m Profit/Loss: £7.47m

Michael Keane (Burnley to Everton) - Amount received from sale: £25.65m Bought for: £2.3m Profit/Loss: £23.35m

Eden Hazard(Chelsea to Real Madrid) - Amount received from sale: £103.5m Bought for: £31.5m Profit/Loss: £72m

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace to Manchester United) - Amount received from sale: £49.5m Bought for: £0m Profit/Loss: £49.5m

John Stones (Everton to Manchester City) - Amount received from sale: £50.04m Bought for: £3.15m Profit/Loss: £46.89m

Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham to Tottenham Hotspur) - Amount received from sale: £24.3m Bought for: £0m Profit/Loss: £24.3m

Chris Wood (Leeds United to Burnley) - Amount received from sale: £14.76m Bought for: £3.24m Profit/Loss: £11.52m

Harry Maguire (Leicester City to Manchester United) - Amount received from sale: £78.3m Bought for: £12.33m Profit/Loss: £65.97m

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool to Barcelona) - Amount received from sale: £130.5m Bought for: £11.7m Profit/Loss: £118.8m

Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City to Leicester City) - Amount received from sale: £24.93m Bought for: £0.99m Profit/Loss: £23.94m

Danny Welbeck (Manchester United to Arsenal) - Amount received from sale: £18m Bought for: £0m Profit/Loss: £18m

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United to Tottenham Hotspur) - Amount received from sale: £31.5m Bought for: £1.8m Profit/Loss: £29.7m

David Brooks (Sheffield United to Bournemouth) - Amount received from sale: £10.7m Bought for: £0m Profit/Loss: £10.7m

Virgil van Dijk (Southampton to Liverpool) - Amount received from sale: £76.19m Bought for: £14.13m Profit/Loss: £62.06m

Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid) - Amount received from sale: £90.9m Bought for: £13.23m Profit/Loss: £77.67m

Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion to Stoke City) - Amount received from sale: £12.51m Bought for: £0m Profit/Loss: £12.51m

Dimitri Payet (West Ham United to Marseille) - Amount received from sale: £26.37m Bought for: £13.5m Profit/Loss: £12.87m

Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers to Liverpool) - Amount received from sale: £40.23m Bought for: £12.6m Profit/Loss: £27.63m

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