The record sale progression of every Premier League club

Date published: Wednesday 28th June 2017 11:55

So, after bringing you the five most recent transfer records of every current Premier League club, our quest to count literally everything that has ever happened leads us to the other end of the spectrum. It’s time to discover every current Premier League club’s five most recent record sales.

A reminder, were it ever needed, that these are not the respective club’s five biggest sales ever. Only transfers that saw the selling club generate a record amount in sales are included.


John Hartson – £3.2m (to West Ham in February 1997)

Paul Merson – £5m (to Middlesbrough in July 1997)

Nicolas Anelka – £22.3m (to Real Madrid in August 1999)

Marc Overmars – £25m (to Barcelona in July 2000) – equal with both Emmanuel Adebayor and Samir Nasri, who went to Manchester City in July 2009 and August 2011 respectively.

Cesc Fabregas – £25.4m (to Barcelona in August 2011)



Matt Holland – £800,000 (to Ipswich in July 1997)

Danny Ings – £975,000 (to Burnley in August 2011)

Lewis Grabban – £3m (to Norwich in June 2014)

Tommy Elphick – £3.2m (to Aston Villa in June 2016)

Matt Ritchie – £12m (to Newcastle in July 2016)



Mark Lawrenson – £900,000 (to Liverpool in July 1981)

Bobby Zamora – £1.5m (to Tottenham in July 2003)

Adam Virgo – £1.8m (to Celtic in July 2005)

Leon Bridcutt – £2.5m (to Sunderland in January 2014)

Leonardo Ulloa – £8m (to Leicester in July 2014)



Ade Akinbiyi – £1.75m (to Sheffield United in January 2006)

Kyle Lafferty – £3.2m (to Rangers in June 2008)

Steven Fletcher – £6.5m (to Wolves in June 2010)

Jay Rodriguez – £7m (to Southampton in June 2012)

Danny Ings – £8m (to Liverpool in June 2015)



Tore André Flo – £13m (to Rangers in November 2000)

Arjen Robben – £24m (to Real Madrid in August 2007)

Juan Mata – £37.1m (to Manchester United in January 2014)

David Luiz – £40m (to PSG in June 2014)

Oscar – £52m (to Shanghai SIPG in January 2017)


Crystal Palace

Chris Coleman – £2.8m (to Blackburn in June 1995)

Chris Armstrong – £4.5m (to Tottenham in July 1995)

Andy Johnson – £8.6m (to Everton in May 2006)

Wilfried Zaha – £15m (to Manchester United in January 2013)

Yannick Bolasie – £25m (to Everton in August 2016)



Andrei Kanchelskis – £8m (to Fiorentina in January 1997) – equal with Duncan Ferguson, who went to Newcastle in November 1998.

Francis Jeffers – £8.25m (to Arsenal in June 2001)

Wayne Rooney – £27m (to Manchester United in September 2004)

Marouane Fellaini – £27.5m (to Manchester United in September 2013)

John Stones – £47.5m (to Manchester City in August 2016)



Trevor Cherry – £100,000 (to Leeds in June 1972)

Duncan Shearer – £250,000 (to Swindon in June 1988)

Andy Booth – £2.7m (to Sheffield Wednesday in June 1996)

Marcus Stewart – £2.8m (to Ipswich in January 2000)

Jordan Rhodes – £8m (to Blackburn in August 2012)



Mike Newell – £1.1m (to Everton in June 1989)

Paul Kitson – £1.3m (to Derby in March 1992)

Mark Draper – £3.25m (to Aston Villa in June 1995)

Emile Heskey – £11m (to Liverpool in March 2000)

N’Golo Kante – £30m (to Chelsea in July 2016)



Stan Collymore – £7m (to Aston Villa in June 1997)

Robbie Fowler – £12m (to Leeds in November 2001)

Xabi Alonso – £30m (to Real Madrid in August 2009)

Fernando Torres – £50m (to Chelsea in January 2011)

Luis Suarez – £65m (to Barcelona in July 2014)


Manchester City

Garry Flitcroft – £3.5m (to Blackburn in March 1996)

Georgi Kinkladze – £5m (to Ajax in June 1998)

Nicolas Anelka – £7m (to Fenerbahce in January 2005)

Shaun Wright-Phillips – £21m (to Chelsea in July 2005)

Alvaro Negredo – £23.8m (to Valencia in July 2015)


Manchester United

Mark Hughes – £2m (to Barcelona in May 1986) – equal with Dion Dublin, who went to Coventry City in June 1994.

Paul Ince – £7.5m (to Inter in June 1995)

Jaap Stam – £15.3m (to Lazio in August 2001)

David Beckham – £24.5m (to Real Madrid in June 2003)

Cristiano Ronaldo – £80m (to Real Madrid in June 2009)



Paul Gascoigne – £2.2m (to Tottenham in July 1988)

Andy Cole – £6m (plus a Keith Gillespie) (to Manchester United in January 1995)

Dietmar Hamann – £8m (to Liverpool in June 1999)

Jonathan Woodgate – £13.4m (to Real Madrid in August 2004)

Andy Carroll – £35m (to Liverpool in January 2011)



Kevin Davies – £7.5m (to Blackburn in July 1998)

Dean Richards – £8.1m (to Tottenham in September 2001)

Gareth Bale – £10m (to Tottenham in May 2007)

Luke Shaw – £27m (to Manchester United in June 2014)

Sadio Mane – £34m (to Liverpool in June 2016)



Peter Thorne – £1.7m (to Cardiff in September 2001)

Danny Higginbotham – £2.5m (to Sunderland in August 2007)

Tuncay Sanli – £4.5m (to Wolfsburg in January 2011)

Steven N’Zonzi – £7m (to Sevilla in July 2015)

Asmir Begovic – £8m (to Chelsea in July 2015)



Chris Coleman – £270,000 (to Crystal Palace in June 1991)

Lee Trundle – £1m (to Bristol City in July 2007)

Jason Scotland – £2m (to Wigan in July 2009)

Joe Allen – £15m (to Liverpool in August 2012)

Wilfried Bony – £25m (to Manchester City in January 2015)



Chris Waddle – £4.5m (to Marseille in July 1989)

Paul Gascoigne – £5.5m (to Lazio in June 1992)

Michael Carrick – £18.6m (to Manchester United in July 2006)

Dimitar Berbatov – £30.75m (to Manchester United in September 2008)

Gareth Bale – £85.3m (to Real Madrid in September 2013)



John Barnes – £900,000 (to Liverpool in June 1987)

David James – £1.25m (to Liverpool in July 1992)

Paul Furlong – £2.3m (to Chelsea in June 1994)

Ashley Young – £9.65m (to Aston Villa in January 2007)

Odion Ighalo – £20m (to Changchun Yatai in January 2017)


West Brom

Kevin Kilbane – £2.5m (to Sunderland in December 1999)

Lee Hughes – £5,000,001 (to Coventry City in August 2001)

Diomansy Kamara – £6m (to Fulham in July 2007)

Curtis Davies – £10m (to Aston Villa in July 2008)

Saido Berahino – £12m (to Stoke in January 2017)


West Ham

Tony Cottee – £2.2m (to Everton in August 1988)

David Unsworth – £3m (to Aston Villa in June 1998)

John Hartson – £7.5m (to Wimbledon in January 1999)

Rio Ferdinand – £18m (to Leeds in November 2000)

Dimitri Payet – £25m (to Marseille in January 2017)


Matt Stead

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