Leeds United's £7m estimated players sold value loss ranked against Man Utd, Liverpool & more

There's no moment quite as harrowing as seeing the youth star your club tenderly nurtured sold for a pittance, only to turn into a big-money world-beater worth millions of pounds a few years later.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 12:02 pm
Leeds United's five-year players-sold value loss ranking (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Selling players is always a gamble, and parting company with a promising player too soon can often come back to haunt you further down the line. Then again, some clubs have perfected the art of selling their stars at their peak, and seriously reaped the rewards.

BettingsOdds.com have taken a look at every Premier League club's player sales over the last five years, and tallied up their current market values to determine the extent to which each club is either better or worse off since their sale, as well as their most unsuccessful transaction over the time period.

This is where Leeds United and the rest of the Premier League rank in the intriguing table:

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Amount received from players sold: £366.57m. Current value of sold players: £259.41m. Biggest loss = Luis Alberto - Amount received from sale: £3.6m. Value of player now: £45m. Difference: -£41.4m.
Amount received from players sold: £201.53m. Current value of sold players: £133.56m. Biggest loss = Sebastien Haller - Amount received from sale: £20.25m. Value of player now: £27m. Difference: -£6.75m.
Amount received from players sold: £210.2m. Current value of sold players: £159.75m. Biggest loss = Jan Vertonghen - Amount received from sale: £0m. Value of player now: £9m. Difference: -£9m.
Amount received from players sold: £315.03m. Current value of sold players: £266.04m. Biggest loss = N'Golo Kante - Amount received from sale: £32.22m. Value of player now: £54m. Difference: -£21.78m.
Amount received from players sold: £87.68m. Current value of sold players: £54.52m. Biggest loss = Jonny Evans - Amount received from sale: £3.6m. Value of player now: £9m. Difference: -£5.4m.
Amount received from players sold: £115.38m. Current value of sold players: £82.91m. Biggest loss = Max Meyer - Amount received from sale: £0m. Value of player now: £2.7m. Difference: -£2.7m.
Amount received from players sold: £268.2m, Current value of sold players: £247.59m. Biggest loss = Nikola Vlasic - Amount received from sale: £14.13m. Value of player now: £27m. Difference: -£12.87m.
Amount received from players sold: £113.86m. Current value of sold players: £104.06m. Biggest loss = George Saville - Amount received from sale: £0.51m Value of player now: £3.6m Difference: -£3.09m
Amount received from players sold: £65.48m. Current value of sold players: £63.77m. Biggest loss = Jeff Hendrick - Amount received from sale: £0m. Value of player now: £8.1m. Difference: -£8.1m.
Amount received from players sold: £56.33m. Current value of sold players: £63.74m. Biggest loss = Caleb Ekuban - Amount received from sale: £0.9m. Value of player now: £4.95m. Difference: -£4.05m.
Amount received from players sold: £66.9m. Current value of sold players: £84.69m. Biggest loss = Moussa Dembele - Amount received from sale: £0m. Value of player now: £27m. Difference: -£27m.
Amount received from players sold: £31.05m. Current value of sold players: £57.33m. Biggest loss = Mathias Normann - Amount received from sale: £1.53m. Value of player now: £11.7m. Difference: -£10.17m.
Amount received from players sold: £193.67m. Current value of sold players: £254.25m. Biggest loss = Memphis Depay - Amount received from sale: £14.4m. Value of player now: £40.5m. Difference: -£26.1m.
Amount received from players sold: £232.57m Current value of sold players: £297.99m. Biggest loss = Sadio Mane - Amount received from sale: £37.08m. Value of player now: £108m. Difference: -£70.92m.
Amount received from players sold: £184.54m. Current value of sold players: £253.04m. Biggest loss = Mikel Merino - Amount received from sale: £10.8m. Value of player now: £36m. Difference: -£25.2m.
Amount received from players sold: £487.26m. Current value of sold players: £557.87m. Biggest loss = Mohamed Salah - Amount received from sale: £13.5m. Value of player now: £108m. Difference: -£94.5m.
Amount received from players sold: £15.92m. Current value of sold players: £94.23m. Biggest loss = Dominic Calvert-Lewin - Amount received from sale: £1.62m. Value of player now: £40.5m. Difference: -£38.88m.
Amount received from players sold: £329.11m. Current value of sold players: £408.42m. Biggest loss = Jadon Sancho. Amount received from sale: £7.05m. Value of player now: £90m. Difference: -£82.95m.
Amount received from players sold: £74.67m. Current value of sold players: £170.33m. Biggest loss = Adama Traore - Amount received from sale: £7.43m. Value of player now: £36m. Difference: -£28.57m.
Amount received from players sold: £228.83m. Current value of sold players: £411.44m. Biggest loss = Serge Gnabry - Amount received from sale: £4.5m. Value of player now: £63m. Difference: -£58.5m.