Another list of teams that we currently sit at the top of.
According to a CIES Football Observatory report, as stated by dailymail.co.uk, Liverpool have made £384 million in transfer sales over the past six years, with Barcelona’s signing of Luis Suarez for £75 million in 2014 posing as our biggest sale.
Top 10 clubs to have made the most money from sales of players to teams in the top five European leagues between 2010-2016: (CIES Football Observatory report)
1. Liverpool- £384m
2. Valencia- £360m
3. Juventus- £352m
4. Benfica- £351m
5. Porto- £324m
6. Atletico Madrid- £319m
7. Tottenham Hotspur- £313m
8. Roma- £311m
9. Real Madrid- £310m
10. Chelsea- £300m
Suarez hasn’t been our only big money departure.
Chelsea paid £50 million for the services of Fernando Torres in January 2011, while Manchester City paid just a million short of the same fee in July 2015 when they bought Raheem Sterling.
Other main sales include the £15million and £13million paid by Bournemouth and Stoke City for Jordan Ibe and Joe Allen, respectively. Christian Benteke’s £32.5 million summer move to Crystal Palace poses as another deal to have bumped up the total.
Selling the likes of Fabio Borini, Iago Aspas, Jonjo Shelvey, Stewart Downing, Raul Meireles, Alberto Aquilani and even Andy Carroll, has also played a key part in making Liverpool Europe’s top selling club.
It is fair to say there are only two or three from the list above than we can say we were disappointed to see move on.
Hopefully, we have put an end to selling our players for some time.
We have a special squad and we don’t want to see it break up any time soon.