Where do the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ rank in terms of player sales profit over past 10 years?

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As part of the business of football, how clubs fare when offloading players is a reasonable enough indicator of how well set they are in business terms generally, and for the the Premier League’s ‘Big Six,’ the need to bring in a decent amount of money from the sales of players is obvious.

Swiss Ramble have recently conducted analysis into various aspects of football finance involving the English top-flight’s teams, and one aspect was the profit made by clubs over the 10-year period from 2012/13 to 2021/22 relating specifically to player sales.

It’s fascinating to see – in the graphic above – the disparity from Chelsea at the very top of this particular table with £706m earned, to the likes of West Ham down near the bottom with just £123m profit.

Another of the Big Six, Liverpool, come in second behind the Blues, but are way back with a profit of £385m, followed by Tottenham Hotspur on £356m.

Man City are in fifth spot with £328m, Arsenal are in sixth with £318m whilst Everton, once considered as part of this elite group, are a healthy fourth in this list with £336m earned.

If Man United supporters didn’t have enough to moan about, when they see that the Red Devils only managed to secure £133m from player sales in that 10 years – placing them 15th out of 20 teams – it’ll give them some more ammo to throw at the Glazer family.

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