It is considered to be excellent business in football to purchase a player for a low price with the intention of later increasing the money paid for him.
This is how Barcelona was able to make a good amount of money from the sale of these five players.
1. Yerry Mina
They paid €11 Million to acquire the Colombian defender in 2016, but they made €30 Million off of him when they sold him to Everton in 2018.
2. Alexis Sanchez
For a fee of €26 Million, they were able to sign the Chilean forward. They made a profit of €16 Million by selling him to Arsenal in 2014 for €42 Million, which was the asking price.
3. Yaya Toure
The sale of Yaya Toure to Manchester City for a fee of €30 Million brought in a profit of €21 Million for the club.
4. Thiago Alcantara
Thiago Alcantara, a central midfielder for Spain’s national team, graduated from the Barcelona academy in 2008. They received €25 Million for the player when they sold him to Bayern Munich.
5. Ronaldo Rosario
They paid a transfer fee of €15 Million to acquire the Brazilian striker, and then they sold him to Inter Milan for a transfer fee of €28 Million. This indicates that they made a profit of 13 Million Euros.