Quiz! Can you name the top 20 Premier League transfer profits ever?

Gareth Bale of Tottenham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on December 26, 2010 in Birmingham, England
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With money in football spiralling out of control in the last couple of decades, it's become to clear to certain teams how they must stay in the game. Sometimes, you've got to speculate to accumulate. 

Buying low and selling high is a reliable way of keeping your bank balance healthy – because frankly, there will always be someone out there willing to pay top dollar for top players. So long as you can produce them, you're in the money.

The Premier League has always been one of the more glamorous in Europe but we're not opposed to a little development in this country. Plenty of players arrive at Prem sides just to improve and earn a better move – and there's nothing wrong with that.

We've rounded up the top 20 transfer profits from Transfermarkt (opens in new tab), excluding of course all those academy products who were flogged for megabucks (looking at you, Jack Grealish). Who's turned the biggest profit? 

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.