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Report: Manchester United's £167.10m Loss From Player Sales

On the flip side, Man United's captain Harry Maguire thrust Leicester City up the list following his 2019 sale
On the flip side, Man United's captain Harry Maguire thrust Leicester City up the list following his 2019 sale

BettingOdds has examined every single transfer of the past five years to calculate which current (2021/22 season) Premier League club has generated the greatest profit from players sold to the price they were originally bought for. Academy players brought through the individual system have also been considered.

New boys Brentford admirably top the list for Profit Percentage On Players Sold Across The Past Five Seasons, since 2017. Brentford have sold players across the past half a decade for a grand total of £133.79m. With these players having been bought for a meagre cumulative of £26.84m, Brentford have generated an incredible profit of £106.96m, or as a percentage, a whopping 398.47% increase upon these players being bought (or brought through) and sold.

The Bees come in at second for overall Greatest Profit From Transfers Of The Past Five Years By A Current Premier League Club, just behind 2015/16 champions and incumbent FA Cup holders Leicester City. Leicester have been extremely foxy in their dealings, selling for £258.28m upon an original expenditure of £148.56m to create a simply seismic profit of £109.72m from the players that have departed the King Power Stadium in the past five seasons.

But for every hero, there has to be a villain, and in terms of foolish fun coupons, it is the Manchester clubs who lead the way in this regard. Manchester United have totalled £177.33m in player sales since 2017. However, with these former Red Devils originally costing the club a whopping £344.43m, the 13-time Premier League champs are an eye-blistering, wedgy-chafing £167.10m down, putting the biggest club in the world rock bottom of the list with the biggest loss.

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Greatest Profit From Transfers By Current Premier League Club (Players Sold Since 2017)

club sold for bought for profit
1. Leicester City £258.28m £148.56m £109.72m
2. Brentford £133.79m £26.84m £106.96m
3. Chelsea £496.71m £413.27m £83.44m
4. Wolverhampton Wanderers £139.52m £66.59m £72.94m
5. Norwich City £140.17m £70.54m £69.63m


Greatest Loss From Transfers By Current Premier League Club (Players Sold Since 2017)

(Individual Players Sold Since 2017 To Price They Were Bought)

club sold for bought for loss
1. Manchester United £177.33m £344.43m £167.10m
2. Manchester City £284.05m £431.79m £147.74m
3. West Ham United £116.60m £193.26m £76.66m
4. Tottenham Hotspur £193.64m £247.28m £53.64m
5. Newcastle United £93.77m £118.52m £24.76m
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Profit Percentage On Players Sold (2017-)

club sold for bought for profit profit percentage
1. Brentford £133.79m £26.84m £106.96m 398.47%
2. Wolverhampton Wanderers £139.52m £66.59m £72.94m 109.52%
3. Norwich City £140.17m £70.54m £69.63m 98.71%
4. Leicester City £258.28m £148.56m £109.72m 73.86%
5. Leeds United £49.51m £30.47m £19.04m 62.49%
6. Watford £139.01m £101.46m £37.55m 37.01%
7. Aston Villa £148.73m £111.87m £36.86m 32.95%
8. Burnley £72.77m £57.85m £14.92m 25.79%
9. Chelsea £496.71m £413.27m £83.44m 20.19%
10. Brighton & Hove Albion £87.30m £73.57m £13.73m 18.66%
11. Liverpool £268.40m £227.99m £40.41m 17.72%
12. Arsenal £241.25m £237.09m £4.16m 1.75%
13. Everton £231.58m £235.27m -£3.69m -1.57%
14. Southampton £213.76m £218.08m -£4.32m -1.98%
15. Newcastle United £93.77m £118.52m -£24.76m -20.88%
16. Tottenham Hotspur £193.64m £247.28m -£53.64m -21.69%
17. Crystal Palace £70.20m £91.79m -£21.59m -23.52%
18. Manchester City £284.05m £431.79m -£147.74m -34.22%
19. West Ham United £116.60m £193.26m -£76.66m -39.67%
20. Manchester United £177.33m £344.43m -£167.10m -48.51%
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Greatest Profit On Premier League Players Sold (2017-)

club deal bought for profit
1. Liverpool Philippe Coutinho (£121.50m to Barcelona / 2017) £11.70m £109.80m
2. Aston Villa Jack Grealish (£105.75m to Manchester City / 2021) £0m £105.75m
3. Chelsea Eden Hazard (£103.50m to Real Madrid / 2019) £31.50m £72m
4. Leicester City Harry Maguire (£78.30m to Manchester United / 2019) £12.33m £65.97m
5. Southampton Virgil van Dijk (£76.19m to Liverpool / 2018) £14.13m £62.06m


Greatest Loss On Premier League Players Sold (2017-)

club deal bought for loss
1. Manchester City Eliaquim Mangala (Free to Valencia CF / 2019) £40.50m £40.50m
2. Manchester City Sergio Agüero (Free to Barcelona / 2021) £36.00m £36.00m
3. Manchester United Wayne Rooney (Free to Everton / 2017) £33.30m £33.30m
4. Manchester United Ander Herrera (Free to Paris Saint-Germain / 2019) £32.40m £32.40m
5. Chelsea Willian (Free to Arsenal / 2020) £31.95m £31.95m
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