Liverpool has completed the signing of Alisson Becker from AS Roma for £67 million. The Brazilian goalkeeper has now become the most expensive shot-stopper in history. What is even shocking is the kind of profits the Serie A giant has made in the transfer. The 25-year-old was signed by the Italian club in 2016 for only £7.1 million. This means in two years, he has earned the club £59 million in profits. Today, we want to look at other transfers that recorded crazy profits for clubs in Europe.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo- £67.8 Million Profit
Manchester United to Real Madrid
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Manchester United fans were hoping Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford one day but his decision to sign for Juventus this summer has ended those hopes for good. The Red Devils enjoyed watching CR7 from 2003 when he arrived for £12.2m from Sporting Lisbon up to 2009 when he left for £80m to join Real Madrid. In short, the club made £67.8 million in profit. He helped the Premier League giant lift all trophies available including Ballon d’Or award. He also went on to achieve even more success at Santiago Bernabeu.
6. Gareth Bale- £75 Million Profit
Tottenham to Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspurs signed Gareth Bale from Southampton as a left back for £10 million. Former Coach Harry Redknapp encouraged him to move up the pitch and play as a winger. It worked perfectly because the defender could not deal with his pace. The Welshman development continued for several years and Real Madrid decided to pay £85 million for his services. This transfer earned Tottenham £75 Million in profit.
5. Ousmane Dembele- £81 Million Profit
Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona
World Cup champion Ousmane Dembele is not your usual 21-year-old because Barcelona paid a top dollar to sign him last summer. Borussia Dortmund somehow managed to get the winger for almost nothing from Ligue 1 side Rennes in 2016. However, one year later he was sold for record fees to replace Neymar at Camp Nou. The Bundesliga giant earned £81 million in profit after selling him to the Catalans. He struggled with injuries and poor form in his first season but after helping France lift the World Cup this summer, he will be reeling to go next season.
4. Paul Pogba- £89 Million Profit
Juventus to Manchester United
Manchester United family is still trying to understand why on earth Sir Alex Ferguson allowed Paul Pogba to leave for free in 2012. This is because he was a promising player but the legendary manager did not think he was ready for the big stage. Juventus stole him for free and the Red Devils fraternity could not believe their eyes as he went on to lift 4 Serie A titles among other trophies in Italy. In 2016, Jose Mourinho asked the club to rectify the mistake and they paid £89 million to bring him back to Old Trafford. The Old Lady owners were all smiles because that was just a profit of £89 million.