Genoa make staggering €234m from Milanese clubs since ’08

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s good relationship with Genoa when it comes to the transfer market is no secret.

The always excellent Calcio e Finanza took a dip into Genoa’s accounts today, and out of the many interesting revelations that are made, one in particular stands out: the Grifone has sold players to both Milanese sides for a total value of €234million, and profits of €158m.

From the sales of Diego Milito (profits of €18.5m) and Thiago Motta (€10m) to Marco Borriello (€9.1m) and Stefano El Shaarawy (€20m), the Genoese side have made a habit out of keeping themselves afloat (and so much more) by discovering talent and selling it on to their Lombard neighbours.

The concerning thing from the above table for Milanisti has to be that only a select few names have actually contributed well to the club.

Buys such as Juraj Kucka (who incidentally isn’t on the list), Luca Antonelli, Stephan El Shaarawy and Kevin-Prince Boateng can all be considered to be reasonable and justifiable purchases.

The rest? Well, we’ll leave you to decide what to call them…

Adapted by @EdoDalmonte, via calciomercato.com

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