Chelsea made the biggest profit from the last two transfer windows
According to newly published data, Chelsea recorded the highest net-profit of any club in world football in the last two transfer windows. It can be recalled that the Premier League club was hit with a transfer ban for breaching FIFA regulations on the recruitment of young players and spent just €45m (around £38m to turn Matteo Kovacic’s loan from Real Madrid to a permanent deal.
The Blues went on to make a further €205m (£173.7m) in the sale of players, and this was mostly from Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid in a deal worth €100m plus add-ons. However, this was not the case for Real Madrid who posted €181m in a negative balance for transfers.
The research which was conducted by the CIES Football Observatory showed Aston Villa also near the bottom of the list and second only to Real Madrid, having spent €172m on the acquisition of players after sealing Premier League promotion from the Championship. They’ve earned just €3m in returns for the €169m balance.
Chelsea also didn’t make any acquisitions in January. Meanwhile, Premier League clubs fared poorly as they had the largest net deficit amongst Europe’s top five leagues and accounting for a combined €844m (£715m) more in outgoings than the money they earned.
Although Chelsea posted a loss of £96.7m in their latest financial reports, they were the only Premier League side to feature in the top 10 list of clubs who have made more net gains.