Borussia Dortmund's Transfer Profits Off Four Player Are Ridiculous
Christian Pulisic would have been available for free next summer but Borussia Dortmund continued their knack of making money on players by selling him for £58 million, and it's not the first time they've done something like this.
Borussia Dortmund have seen some of the world's best footballers come through their doors and then leave over the last few years but incredibly the Bundesliga side seem to only ever get stronger.
The likes of Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze, Ousmane Dembele and Mats Hummels have come and gone, with Gotze eventually returning.
Despite all that upheaval the Black and Yellows have won two Bundesliga titles, been to the Champions League final and been Bayern Munich's main contenders to the German title on countless occasions over the last few years. Once again they find themselves top of the table and six points clear of their rivals.
On Wednesday morning they announced that they'd sold winger Christian Pulisic for £58 million but it's certainly not a transfer that will affect their title race badly and in fact it all works in their favour.
20 year old Pulisic isn't a guaranteed starter for the club right now, his contract was up next summer, when he'd have gone for free, and the American will be on loan at Dortmund for the rest of the season.
Pulisic joined the club aged 16 so they've made £58 million on him and famously it won't be the first time they've made a big profit, in fact, as per Transfermarkt, they've made over £200 million on just four big recent signings.
In the summer of 2017 they made £90 million on Ousmane Dembele, selling him for £103.5 million to Barcelona just one year after signing him from Rennes. There's another £40 million to be made on add ons too.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal in January boosted last season's transfer profits when he made the German club £45.6 million having joined from St Etienne for £11.70 million in 2013.
Perhaps Dortmund's best piece of business was making a £27 million profit on Mats Hummels for a player they signed for just £3.78 million.
It's not the most profit they've made but the fact they got a player off Bayern Munich for so cheap, won two Bundesliga titles with him, and then made a profit for him to go back to Bayern.
So that's roughly £220 million on selling four players in the last two years, not including the extras they may get for Dembele.
What's more is that in Jadon Sancho they have a ticking time bomb of profit, potentially well over £100 million worth.
The young English winger moved for just over £7 million from Manchester City in the summer of 2017 but with his potential, current form, time left on his contract and added excess if an English club sign him it's not too unrealistic to imagine a price similar to Dembele's.
It's a very happy New Year for the accountants at Dortmund once again and with Pulisic back on loan it might be the best of all their money making.