17 February 2021 - 8:44 PM


PA Images | Aston Villa stiker Ollie Watkins (right) had his big breakthrough in Brentford FC last season in the Championship. Brentford have been of the most successful clubs on the transfer market the last three years.

Analysis: “The transfer market could become like when houses fall in value and no one wants to crystallise the loss”

  • We have used a unique method to investigate which clubs are most vulnerable to the frozen transfer market.
  • Our list contains five French clubs – the rest coming from England, Italy, Portugal, Holland and Denmark. One famous owner has two clubs on the list.
  • French clubs stand out as being extremely dependent on player sales – whereas clubs from the German Bundesliga are much less reliant on transfer fees.
  • The power balance in the transfer market has significantly changed. It is turning into a buyers’ market.
  • However, bigger clubs could be left lumbered with players whom they don’t wish to accept a loss on. The Portuguese market is a future joker.

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