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Quiz! Can you name the biggest transfer profits of all time?

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Seven minutes on the clock, 30 players to guess - we've given you the clubs they went from and to, and included the profits of course.

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In 1999, Arsene Wenger sold Nicolas Anelka for over £20m. It was a lot of money for the time, even more so considering that the Arsenal boss only paid £200K for the striker.

Wenger never really wanted to sell his prized asset, if reports are to be believed. The opportunity to flog The Incredible Sulk for over a hundred times what he paid for him was too good to miss though - especially as it paid for Arsenal's new, state-of-the-art training ground.

It's over 20 years since that episode and clubs have quickly learned the benefits of the market: buy low, sell high. When you consider sell-on clauses, it makes even more sense.

Today, we're not asking you to name the most expensive transfers of all time - we want to know who got the best value for what they paid. We're not including free transfers or academy graduates, on this one.


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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. Over his time on the brand, he has interviewed the likes of Aaron Ramsdale and Jack Wilshere, written pieces ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career, and has been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals, working for FFT