With the continued meteoric rise of money in football it means more and more is being spent by clubs on the transfer of players. This article will look at the biggest profit or loss that has been made from clubs following the sale or buys of the top players around the world.
GARETH BALE – AROUND £76 MILLION PROFIT
Back in 2007 a 17 year old Bale was just beginning to show glimpses of his talent which prompted Tottenham to pay £10 million for his signature. Then following 6 successful years at the club he was recruited by Real Madrid and signed for a record at the time of £86 million. This meant a profit of around £76 million for Spurs.
CRISTIANO RONALDO – AROUND £68 MILLION PROFIT
Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson saw the potential superstar in Ronaldo and decided to invest in 2003 bringing him in for £12 million. This seems like nothing in today’s market but was a large figure at the time to pay for a player with no real experience at the top level. Ronaldo was instantly successful and in 2009 signed for Real Madrid for £80 million meaning around £68 million profit was made. You can bet on Borussia Dortmund VS Real Madrid and see if Ronaldo can help Madrid in defending their title in this year’s Champions league.
ROMELU LUKAKU – AROUND £62 MILLION PROFIT
Lukaku seems to have been around for a long period of time but is still only 24 years of age. Everton signed him from Chelsea following a successful loan period at the club. This was a record signing for Everton at £28 million. Following his continued progression Everton were getting offers they could not turn down. He then recently signed for Manchester United for what is believed to reach £90 million. This means a profit of around £62 million for the club.
ZINEDINE ZIDANE – AROUND £59.5 MILLION PROFIT IN TODAY’S MARKET
Zidane has to make the list as one of the all-time greats of the game. Juventus signed Zidane for just $3.5 million euros in 1996. Then following his unrivalled success at the club he signed for what at the time was the world’s most expensive transfer of £45.8 million to Real Madrid in 2001. This in today’s market meant around a £59.5 million profit for Juventus.
PAUL POGBA – AROUND £89 MILLION LOSS
United originally allowed a young Pogba to move to Juventus in 2012 on a free with some fees believed to be around £1.5 million. Pogba then made giant strides in Italy prompting United to come looking for the player to return to the club. They then amazingly resigned the midfielder for a world record fee at the time of £89 million. This meaning a loss of around £89 million for United.
KAKA – AROUND £45.5 MILLION LOSS
Kaka strongly became renowned as one of the best players in the world between 2003 and 2009. The huge success the Brazilian had at Milan meant the biggest clubs were looking for his signature. Real Madrid then signed him for £45.5 million in 2009. Kaka unfortunately failed to find his spark at the club and then signed back on a free to AC Milan in 2013. This meant a loss of £45.5m for Real Madrid.
FERNANDO TORRES – AROUND £38.85 MILLION LOSS
Torres became one of the world’s most sort after strikers following his time at Liverpool. Chelsea therefore signed him for £40.95 million. Unfortunately Torres joined the select group of strikers who struggle at Chelsea. He then moved to AC Milan for a fee of around £2.1 million. This meant a loss of around £38.85 million for Chelsea.
ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO – AROUND £30.31 MILLION LOSS
Shevchenko has to make the list as he joined Chelsea as possibly the best striker in the world at the time following his 173 goals at AC Milan. However he could not make a successful transition to the Chelsea ranks. This meant he left and signed for Dynamo Kyiv which meant a loss of around £30.31 million for Chelsea. You can see the latest football betting tips ahead of this weekend’s key matches in the premier league.