Many people consider Europe to be the home to football. Soccer, or football as it is known in Europe, is serious business involving some serious cash. Selling clubs can regularly invest millions of euros in players from around the world.
Some academies are designed to develop players. Their goal is to find young footballers with talent and to develop them enough to sell to larger clubs. These clubs are sometimes known as reselling clubs.
Other clubs may find themselves in a position where a rival club gives than an offer that they feel they have to accept. This doesn’t hurt the selling club because they receive a transfer fee and that becomes money that can be reinvested into their own program.
If you have a star player, there will always be a club that can offer him player more money and benefits. Plus contracts are for set amounts of time. It benefits a club to sell a player and get a profit instead of risking the wait for the contract to expire to see if the player wants to remain with them. If the player chooses to move and the contact is over, the club gets nothing.
Some clubs also incorporate buy-back clauses into their contracts. These are primarily meant to give a selling club the option of repurchasing a talented player, from the buying club, for a pre-set price should the player begin to excel after the sale.
Buyback clauses help the selling club because they are being given money for a player who may show talent, but not be good enough to start. This allows them the potential to purchase the player back should he begin to shine or perform better than their roster.
These also help the player because it often affords them an opportunity to play and showcase their skills. If repurchased, they will often receive an increase in their own salary when returning.
I read an interesting article on Givemesport, you can find it here. They perused transfermarkt data to identify clubs that have collected the most money from transferring their players over the last ten years.
These are as follows:
The article from which this information was drawn can be found here.
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