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Premier League membership Brighton posts $154 million revenue

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Premier League membership Brighton posted an after-tax revenue of £122.8 million ($154.4 million) for the 2022-23 season on Tuesday.

That determine represented a bounce from £24.1M ($30.3M) in revenue the earlier 12 months after gross sales of star gamers like Alexis Mac Allister, Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella and compensation for former supervisor Graham Potter, who was employed by Chelsea in September 2022.

Brighton mentioned their accounts didn’t embody additional massive gross sales like Moises Caicedo and Robert Sanchez as a result of their transfers to Chelsea have been accomplished after the reporting interval.

Caicedo’s transfer was value as much as $146M and Sanchez reportedly returned a switch payment of $32M.

Brighton’s figures have been additionally boosted after securing their highest Premier League end — sixth — and superior to the semifinals of the FA Cup.

“We now have a really stable platform to proceed to make important progress on the pitch, by investing in our squad,” Brighton deputy chairman and chief government Paul Barber mentioned.

Brighton mentioned its turnover was a membership excessive of £204.5M ($257M).

Success has come at a worth, although, with Brighton supervisor Roberto De Zerbi’s identify making the rounds for quite a few high-profile vacancies about to return up within the teaching ranks this summer season.

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Tuchel, Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp are set to depart their jobs on the finish of the season and De Zerbi has been linked with all three.

The previous coach of Ukrainian workforce Shakhtar Donetsk and Serie A’s Sassuolo mentioned final week that he would converse to Brighton’s house owners earlier than making a choice.

“It is [future] not an issue, it is part of my work. In the meanwhile I wish to be targeted and to maintain my eyes on the goal we’ve. I’ve the contract for the time being. The main focus is on the pitch,” he mentioned.

“I am very relaxed. The issues are the injured gamers and the preparations for the following sport. These are the issues not the contract or my future.”

De Zerbi’s contract with Brighton expires in 2026.

Data from Reuters and The Related Press was used on this story.