The sale of Moises Caicedo to Chelsea for a reported British transfer record fee of £115million is the latest in a long list of big transfer deals that Brighton & Hove Albion have done with other Premier League clubs.
Since July 2021 Brighton have sold nine of their stars to top-flight rivals - three of them to Chelsea - while repeatedly banking far bigger transfer fees than the ones they paid to acquire the players in the first place.
Brighton's sales to Premier League clubs
|Player||Signed from||Sold to||Date of sale|
|Ben White||Southampton Academy||Arsenal||30 July 2021|
|Dan Burn||Wigan Athletic||Newcastle||31 January 2022|
|Yves Bissouma||Lille||Spurs||17 June 2022|
|Marc Cucurella||Getafe||Chelsea||5 August 2022|
|Neal Maupay||Brentford||Everton||26 August 2022|
|Leandro Trossard||Genk||Arsenal||20 January 2023|
|Alexis Mac Allister||Argentinos Juniors||Liverpool||8 June 2023|
|Robert Sanchez||Levante youth||Chelsea||5 August 2023|
|Moises Caicedo||Independiente||Chelsea||14 August 2023|
It’s not only their players who leave for Premier League clubs. Brighton also lost manager Graham Potter and his backroom staff to Chelsea in September 2022, as well as one of the men who worked on these transfers, head of recruitment Paul Winstanley.
And yet despite regularly losing their top stars and staff, the Seagulls continue to find some of the world's best talents on and off the pitch and to move higher up the table, qualifying for UEFA competition for the first time ever under Potter’s replacement Roberto De Zerbi.