Championship clubs pocketed profit in 2017/18 transfer market

13 June 2019

Norwich
Photo: Getty Images Norwich' sale of James Maddison to Leicester was one of the reasons the Canaries made a £39 million profit in 2017/18 transfer market.

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.

Richard Jolly contact@offthepitch.com

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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