Financial Forecast Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls set to post a loss after club-record spending

3 September 2019

Tony Bloom
Photo: Getty Images To avoid the so-called "Second Season Syndrome," Brighton were very active in the transfer period coming into the 2018/19 season. As a result owner Tony Bloom is looking into the club posting a loss before tax in 2018/19. 

As part of our business analysis initiatives at Off The Pitch, we have analysed the major happenings in the recently closed 2018/19 financial year for all Premier League clubs.

Here are Brighton's 2018/19 finances predicted.

Magnus Albertsen, analyst mla@offthepitch.com

The 2017/18 season was the first season back in the Premier League for Brighton, ending a 34-year absence from the top. In that same season, the Seagulls posted a club-record revenue of £139.4 million, which led to a pre-tax profit of £12 million. The record revenue was mainly due to the Premier League payments of £107.7 million. 

To avoid the so-called "Second Season Syndrome," Brighton were very active in the transfer period coming into the 2018/19 season, when the club spent a club-record of £79.5 million on player additions.

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