These players were bought for peanuts, but sold for millions
Liverpool have finally completed the signing of Alisson for an eye-watering £66.8million.
The fee makes the Brazil goalkeeper the most expensive glovesman in the history of the sport, and takes Liverpool’s summer spending past the £150m mark.
Roma have made a tidy profit on Alisson, having sold him for a world-record fee just two years after he arrived from Brazil’s Internacional for what now appears a measly £6.7m.
Roma will be disappointed having lost one of their key players, but some of that sadness will be tempered knowing they have made over £60m worth of profit on Alisson.
This will go down as one of the most profitable transfers ever, but what other deals can also claim this title?
talkSPORT.com have dug through the data, and present the most profitable transfers below…
The Toffees signed him from Barnsley for £3.15m and sold him to Man City for £50.04m
Napoli signed Jorginho from Verona for £8.4m and they have now sold him to Chelsea for £57m
ASM signed him from Lyon for £4.5m and sold him to Man United for £54m
The Reds signed him from Ajax for £23.85m and sold him to Barcelona for £73.55m
Barca signed him from Sporting CP for £2.25m and sold him to Real Madrid for £51.75m
The Reds signed him from QPR for £630,000 and sold him to Man City for £56.25m
The Toffees signed him from Chelsea for £31.82m and sold him to Man United for £90m
ASM signed Lemar from Caen for £3.5m before selling him to Atletico Madrid for £61.9m
The Foxes bought Mahrez for £500,000 from Le Havre, and they’ve sold him to Manchester City for £60m
The Serie A side bought the glovesman from Internacional for £6.7m and sold him to Liverpool two years later for £66.8m – a world-record fee for a goalkeeper
The Saints signed him from Celtic for £13m and sold him to Liverpool for £75m
Juve signed him from Bordeaux for £3.15m and sold him to Real Madrid for £66.15m
United signed him from Sporting CP for £17.1m and sold him to Real Madrid for £84.6m
Spurs signed him from Southampton for £13.3m and sold him to Real Madrid for £90.9m
Dortmund signed him from Stade Rennais for £13.5 and sold him to Barcelona for £94.5m
Juve signed him from Man United for £800,000 and sold him back to the Red Devils for £94.5m
Barca signed him from Santos for £79.38m and sold him to Paris Saint-Germain for £199.80m
The Reds signed him from Inter Milan for £8.5m and sold him to Barcelona for £142m