Selling kings in the transfer window
With Deadline Day on Thursday, the summer 2022 transfer period in the major European leagues came to an end. Even if no change broke the magic barrier of 100 million euros this time, there was hardly any sign of great reluctance in some places due to the corona pandemic.
Very few clubs could splurge in the Bundesliga, the situation was very different in England and at various top clubs from the other elite leagues. Of the ten clubs that have invested the most in new players, seven are from the Premier League alone. There are also FC Barcelona, FC Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain. Of course, where so much money is put into transfers, clubs also benefit.
Many Classic Sales Clubs
There are classic sales clubs where it is an elementary part of the business model to turn players into money. And on the other hand there are so many top players that every now and then one or the other can be sold for large sums without avoiding a great loss of substance. fussball.news has compiled the data and presents the ten clubs that collected the most money in the summer of 2022.
1. Ajax, 216.22 Million Euros
For decades, the traditional Dutch club has been considered a typical training club that develops top talent, celebrates success with them and then sells them to the big football world. That’s what happened this year too. Manchester United alone has invested more than 150 million euros in Ajax professionals, with Antony (95 million euros) the Amsterdamers also realized the most expensive transfer overall. In the meantime, however, Ajax is also in the league to take a lot of money into their own hands. After all, the club put a total of over 100 million euros on the table for new players.
2. Manchester City, €159.90m
In view of the past few years, ManCity could be described as a stark alternative to Ajax. In any case, the Skyblues cannot be considered a ‘sales association’. In the summer of 2022, Pep Guardiola’s club handed over some players who were not part of the A-Elf to league competitors and thus cashed in. Most expensive departure: Raheem Sterling brought in more than 56 million euros when he switched to Chelsea.
3. Benfica, 127.30 Million Euros
Like Ajax, the club of Roger Schmidt and more recently Julian Draxler has been known for producing top players for decades. In the past few weeks and months, the sale of Darwin Nunez to Liverpool FC has confirmed the business model. The striker brought in a transfer fee of 75 million euros.
4. Sporting, 119.80 Million Euros
Benfica’s city rivals have long since adopted the principle of financing their sporting successes by selling top games. Matheus Nunes (€45m, Wolverhampton Wanderers) was the most expensive exit in the summer. In addition, PSG took the option to buy Nuno Mendes (38 million euros).
5. AS Monaco, €117.00m
The club from the principality had the most expensive transfer ever on the transfer market until shortly before the gates closed: Aurelien Tchouameni brought in 80 million euros when he left Real Madrid.
6. Brighton and Hove Albion, €113.90m
The Seagulls have regularly asked their Premier League competition to pay in the past few weeks. Marc Cucurella cost Chelsea more than 65 million euros, while Yves Bissouma also brought in almost 30 million euros when he switched to Everton. By English standards, Brighton spent just under 48 million euros.
7. Leeds United, €108.20m
Two players brought huge sums of money to Leeds: Raphinha moved to Barcelona for 58 million euros, Kalvin Philipps to Man City for 49. The financial power of the Premier League is also shown in this example. Because despite the high income, Leeds spent slightly more money on new players in the summer than transfers were made.
8. Juventus, 106.15 Million Euros
Juventus might not have been on the radar at first glance because, for example, Paulo Dybala was released on a free transfer. First and foremost, the old lady owes the good deal to the sale of Matthijs de Ligt to FC Bayern. So far, 67 million euros have been estimated for the Dutchman.
9. FC Bayern, 104.40 Million Euros
FC Bayern made De Ligt thanks to the expensive sale of Robert Lewandowski, among other things. Barca had the striker cost 45 million euros. Apart from that, Hasan Salihamidzic has primarily given substitute players for good money. For the first time in its history, the record champions received more than 100 million euros in a transfer window. Nevertheless, the transfer balance is clearly in the red, which only illustrates the dominance of Bayern in the Bundesliga.
10. Lille OSC, 99.00 Million Euros
Last but not least, the mastiffs narrowly missed the 100 million mark. Sven Botman (€37m, Newcastle United), ex-Hamburgman Amadou Onana (€35m, Everton FC) and former Munich player Renato Sanches (€15m, PSG) have once again brought in impressive sums for LOSC.
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