11 fringe players Chelsea sold at a profit: Traore, Bamford, Bertrand…

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Chelsea have made a big profit on yet another fringe player after allowing Bertrand Traore to join Lyon in an £8.8million deal.

Unlike many of his peers, Traore was given a chance to impress in the Blues’ first team, catching the eye with four goals in 16 appearances in 2015-16.

However, after a positive season on loan at Ajax, he has become the latest in a long line of young talents to leave Stamford Bridge for a profit.

Bertrand Traore

Signed for: Free
First-team apps: 16
Loan spells: Vitesse (x2), Ajax
Sold for: £8.8m
Profit: £8.8m

Christian Atsu

Signed for: £3.5m
First-team apps: 0
Loan spells: Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, Bournemouth, Malaga, Newcastle
Sold for: £6.2m
Profit: £2.7m

Papy Djilobodji

Signed for: £2.7m
First-team apps: 1
Loan spells: Werder Bremen
Sold for £8m
Profit: £5.3m

Patrick Bamford

Signed for: £1.5m
First-team apps: 0
Loan spells: MK Dons, Derby, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Norwich, Burnley
Sold for: £10m
Profit: £8.5m

Stipe Perica

Signed for £2m
First-team apps: 0
Loan spells: NAC Breda, Udinese
Sold for: £3.8m
Profit: £1.8m

Thorgan Hazard

Signed for: £0.4m
First-team apps: 0
Loan spells: Zulte Waregem, Borussia Monchengladbach
Sold for: £6.8
Profit: £6.4m

Oriol Romeu

Signed for: £4.35m
First-team apps: 33
Loan spells: Valencia, Stuttgart
Sold for: £5m
Profit: £0.65m

Gael Kakuta

Signed for: £0.1m
First-team apps: 16
Loan spells: Fulham, Bolton, Dijon, Vitesse, Lazio, Rayo Vallecano
Sold for £2.5m
Profit: £2.4m

Josh McEachran

Signed for: N/A
First-team apps: 22
Loan spells: Swansea, Middlesbrough, Watford, Wigan, Vitesse
Sold for: £0.75m
Profit: £0.75m

Ryan Bertrand

Signed for: £0.13m
First-team apps: 57
Loan spells: Bournemouth (x2), Oldham, Norwich (x2), Reading, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Southampton
Sold for: £10m
Profit: £9.87m

Kevin De Bruyne

Signed for: £6.7m
First-team apps: 9
Loan spells: Werder Bremen
Sold for: £18m
Profit: £11.3m

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