Blackpool's five-year player sale profit compared to QPR, Reading & more

Blackpool's five-year player sale profit compared to QPR, Reading & more

The summer transfer window was one of the busiest we've seen in quite some time, as second-tier sides looked to secure themselves bargain deals and strengthen for the 2021/22 campaign.

Thursday, 23rd September 2021, 10:28 am

Blackpool brought in no less than nine new players to bolster their ranks, with the likes of left-back Reece Burke, veteran defender Richard Keogh and goalkeeper Daniel Grimshaw all signing permanent deals to bring them to Bloomfield Road.

One area of real interest in modern football is how well clubs invest talent to sell on, with the wildly inflated market meaning a player could be bought for a bargain fee one season and flogged for big money the next.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, some players command multi-million pound fees, before winding down their contracts and leaving for nothing a few years later.

Now the window has closed, we've taken a look (via BettingOdds.com) at how much profit on previously purchased players every Championship club has made over the last five years. Sales of academy players are also factored into the figures.

This is how Blackpool's profit percentage on players sold ranks alongside all of their divisional rivals over the past half-decade of transfer activity:

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