Torino have posted a €9.5m profit, helped by the sale of players in the past 12 months. This season the Serie A sold Pontus Jansson to Leeds United, but also other key players left, such as Bruno Peres and Nikola Maksimović.
TMW have reported on Torino’s transfer policy, which has helped make them the third most profitable club in the Italian top flight. Torino’s president Urbano Cairo revamping the club’s youth system has now started to show benefits, and it looks likely to continue.
This has allowed the Italian club to sell senior players like Jansson, Peres, and Maksimovic, but then use some of the money to invest in the squad. One of the next big name players who could leave the club will be Andrea Belotti, and the 23-year-old has a €100m buyout clause implemented into his contract. Maybe a little too much for Massimo Cellino.
This system has also enabled Torino to become a competitive club in Serie A following their spell in Serie B a few seasons ago. They’ve been able to attract players like Manchester City’s Joe Hart, and bring in Siniša Mihajlović as their manager.
In February it was confirmed Jansson would be signing for Leeds United on a permanent deal for £3.4m. The Swede initially joined Leeds United on loan from Torino last summer, but the 26-year-old has been an instant success since his arrival at Elland Road.