Barcelona have invested 300 million euros more than Real Madrid in signings
In recent transfer markets compared to their arch-rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona have invested a whopping 300 million euros more in players.
That’s equivalent to more than one billion pesos in the last five years.
For example, since the 2013/2014 season, Barcelona have earned 408m euros from player transfers, but have spent 765m on new signings, leaving a negative balance of 357m.
In that same time period, Real Madrid have made 403m on player sales and paid only 461.5m on new signings, resulting in a negative balance of jusr 58.5m.
Of course, Vinicius Junior’s deal with Los Blancos is not included in this, as Real Madrid will pay 45m euros for the Brazilian youngster next summer.
With the signings of Gerard Deulofeu (12m), Paulinho (40), Nelson Semedo (30.5), Ousmane Dembele (105), Philippe Coutinho (120), Yerry Mina (11.8) ) and Marlon Santos (5), Barcelona have broken the world record for spending 324m euros on new arrivals.
That’s not even counting the 80m in add-ons that the club will have to pay for both Dembele and Coutinho.
Madrid, on the other hand, have only spent 30m on Theo Hernandez and 16.5m on Dani Ceballos, after having earned 124m from the sales of Alvaro Morata, Mariano, Danilo and James Rodriguez.
Los Blancos’ most expensive signing in the past five years has been Gareth Bale, for which Madrid paid 100m euros.
James takes second spot, as the club spent 75m on the Colombian in the summer of 2014.
With respect to sales, Madrid’s most profitable deal in these last five seasons comes from Morata’s transfer to Chelsea, the London side buying him for 80m.
That also made him the most expensive sale in the club’s history followed by Manchester United’s 75m deal for Angel Di Maria.
Logically the player that Barcelona have earned the most from has been Neymar, with a record of 222m euros, figures that sent the football world into shock.
The next most important Blaugrana sale in the last five years was Alexis Sanchez’s 45m euro move to Arsenal in the summer of 2014.
However, curiously enough, Luis Figo, who signed with Real Madrid in 2000 for 60m euros, is still the second highest sale in the history of the club.
After the departure of Neymar, Coutinho (120 + 40) has become Barcelona’s biggest investment with Dembele right behind him in second place (105 + 40).