Looking recently at what the top teams in the Premier League need to bring in so they can fight for the title got me thinking. What teams sell their players but always end up having someone to replace them perfectly?
I'll start with Madrid, no not Real, Atletico Madrid always seem to have one of the best strikers going. Looking back in recent years they've had Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero, Diego Forlan, Radamel Falcao and now it looks likes Diego Costa is stepping up to the plate.
Atletico have easily made £100+ million profits from them, which is insane, but even when they sell one, someone else pops up and steals the show!
Another team is Borussia Dortmund, not really as much with strikers but playmakers. The past four seasons they've sold Nuri Sahin to Real Madrid, then Shinji Kagawa took his place but was sold to Manchester United.
Mario Gotze then took his place but was recently sold to rivals Bayern Munich and, so far, it seems Marco Reus and/or Henrikh Mkhitaryan have taken place, but recent rumours are suggesting the former is set to leave.
In terms of wide players, I'm split between Sporting and FC Porto as they've both had some amazing wingers from Hulk to Cristian Atsu to Bruma all the way to the legend Cristiano Ronaldo himself!
Now for defenders, I'm going to pick Ajax. They've had the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweirled, Gregory van der Wiel, Daley Blind are just four examples and I'm sure more will appear throughout the years.
I'd also like to give a special mention too the academies of Barcelona, Southampton and Crewe Alexandra as they are always producing something special!
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