Which teams have earned the most from sales this summer?

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith 2 Sep 2022 16:12 BST 3 min read
Lisandro Martinez, Antony, Ajax, 2021/22

Ajax finished the 2022 summer transfer window as the club that had earned the most money in sales, having recouped nearly quarter of a billion euros after a string of leading players departed.

The Amsterdam club saw Ryan Gravenberch depart early for Bayern Munich but then fought hard to keep the likes of Lisandro Martinez and Antony on their books. Ultimately, the financial pressure from Manchester United was too strong and they were forced to give up both, with the Brazil international departing on the final day of the transfer window.

Manchester City’s shrewd transfer business was highlighted as they finished with the second biggest transfer revenue in the world, posting €160m of sales. Despite signing Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips and Manuel Akanji, they have posted a transfer profit of €20m this summer.

Leeds, meanwhile, are notably seventh, having sold Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips to Barcelona and Man City for huge fees. They are one of only two clubs in the Top 10 who post a net spend. The other is Bayern Munich, who famously sold Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona.

Brighton is the third and final Premier League club to make this group.

Otherwise, many of the usual selling clubs are in the list. Benfica and Sporting come third and fourth from Portugal, with the former's big income largely the result of selling Darwin Nunez to Liverpool.

Meanwhile, there is representation from Ligue 1 in the form of Monaco and Lille, and Juventus are Serie A’s sole representative.

Which teams have earned the most from sales this summer?

ClubTotal Income
Ajax€216m
Man City€160m
Benfica€127m
Sporting€120m
Monaco€117m
Brighton€114m
Leeds€108m
Juventus€106m
Bayern€104m
Lille€99m