BRIGHTON have taken the Premier League by storm in recent years thanks to a breathtaking emergence of talent on the South Coast.
It has seen a number of top flight clubs raiding the seaside outfit for their best stars – earning them a nice profit.
Graham Potter and now Roberto De Zerbi have been credited for turning Albion into a formidable side.
But their recruitment team also deserve a huge pat on the back for scouting some secret talent.
Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez was on Brighton’s books as a teenager having moved over from Spain at 15.
But after 90 appearances – and a falling out of favour with De Zerbi – he was sold this summer to Chelsea for £25million.
It was just another piece of business between the two sides, after the Blues signed Marc Cucurella for £62m the year before.
The same season, centre-back Levi Colwill shone in Brighton’s defence but they failed to convince Chelsea to make the move permanent.
Colwill acted as a replacement for Ben White, who signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2021 for £50m and has since fitted in largely at right-back.
Last January, Brighton sold Dan Burn to Newcastle for £13m as they fought Premier League relegation at the time.
Caicedo £115m to Chelsea
Cucurella £62m to Chelsea
Mac Allister £55m to Liverpool
Ben White £50m to Arsenal
Trossard £27m to Arsenal
Bissouma £25m to Tottenham
Robert Sanchez £15m to Chelsea
Maupay £15m to Everton
Knockaert £15m to Fulham
Burn £13m to Newcastle
Colwill returned to Chelsea
Brighton’s most profitable area of transfer business has undoubtedly come in midfield.
They sold Moises Caicedo for a Premier League record £115m to Chelsea this summer following rival interest from Liverpool.
It comes in the same window they also lost Alexis Mac Allister to Liverpool, who triggered his £55m release clause.
And Yves Bissouma was previously sold to Tottenham for £25m the season beforehand.
Going forward, in the last winter window Arsenal did another deal with Brighton, landing Leandro Trossard for £27m.
Neal Maupay broke out as a proven Prem scorer at Brighton before Everton signed him for £15m in 2022 and have since loaned him to Brentford.
Anthony Knockaert was another to shine at Brighton until he left permanently for Fulham in 2020 for £15m.
But the Frenchman has since departed England and now plays his football for Valenciennes in Ligue 2.