Top 7 teams to receive the most transfer income in a summer
7. Tottenham, 2013-14 – £110M
Spurs spent over £100M in this crazy transfer window and still made a net profit. That was largely thanks to the sale of Gereath Bale to Real Madrid for a then World record £86M. Spurs also sold Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defore, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermoore, Scott Parker and Steven Caulker to bring their sales to £110M. They laughably spent half that money on Roberto Soldado and Erik Lemela.
6. Chelsea, 2014-15 – £112M
Chelsea have a knack of selling squad players for huge amounts of money. They have been able to sell the like of Mata, Oscar and Luiz in the past without compromising their premier league title ambitions. In the 2014-15 summer they sold Luiz for a whopping £50M as well bringing in funds through the sales of Bertrand, Ba, Schurrle, Lukaku and Fernando Torres.
The result of all this was Chelsea going on to win the league.
5. Anzhi Makhachkala, 2013-14 – £133milion
After realising that no matter how much you spend a Russian team aren’t ever going to challenge Europe’s elite Anzhi abandoned their plan of mass spending and sold 16 of their highest earners in the space of one summer transfer window. Some of the players sold include Willian, Igor Denisov, Chris Samba, Lassana Diarra and Yuri Zhirkov.
4. Atletico Madrid, 2015-16 – £136M
Another team who know a thing or two about getting big bucks for your best players. However, unlike in previous windows where Atletico were selling the likes of Falcao, Aguero or Forlan in this transfer window they managed to sell flop Jackson Martinez to China for £45M. The rest of the sales were made up from Arda Turan to Barcelona, Raul Jimenez, Mario Mandzukic, Toby Alderweireld, Mario Suarez, Raul Garcia and Miranda. So basically their whole bench.
3. AS Monaco, 2017/18 – £145M
As this was only written on the 28th July this figure is likely to go up. However, we are where we are and as it stands Monaco have sold £145M worth of talent. After wrapping up ligue 1 and reaching the champions league semi final it was inevitable that bigger clubs would come in for Monaco’s young players. Since the window opened Mendy and Bernardo Silva have gone to Man Cuty for a combined fee on £95M while Tiemoue Bakayoko has joined Chelsea for £40M.
But with a month still left in the transfer window and the likes or Mbappe and Lemar being linked with moves away this figure could easily go up.
2. Juventus, 2016-17 – £147M
Juventus were going to have to pop up on the list eventually considering how they have recieved the biggest fee in football for a player. £89M of the £147M did come from the Pogba deal but Juventus also sold Morata to Real Madrid, Pereyra to Watford and Hernanes to China.
Juventus used the cash received to sign Higuain as well securing a deal to bring Dani Alves to Turin.
1. Monaco, 2015-16 – £151M
It isn’t a new thing where Monaco sell stars for huge prices, in 2015 Monaco did some smart business by selling £150M worth of talent only to hugely improve the team and reach the UCL semi’s and win the league two years later. In 2015 it was Anthony Martial, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Layvin Kurzawa, Aymen Abdennour and Yannick Carrasco who were the up and coming players. How times change…