Championship clubs pocketed profit in 2017/18 transfer market
13 June 2019
Relegated clubs drive division into profit by selling back to Premier League.
Middlesbrough were the biggest spenders in failed attempt to return to top flight.
Championship clubs made a transfer-market profit in 2017/18, offthepitch.com figures reveal.
The second-tier clubs made nearly £6 million over the year, driven by sales to the Premier League by clubs who were relegated in either 2016 or 2017.
Norwich City made the biggest profit, at £39 million, followed by Aston Villa, Sunderland and Hull City - but Middlesbrough, who took the opposite approach after dropping down a division, were the biggest spenders, paying out a net £21 million in a failed attempt to go straight back up.
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