Exeter have just published their accounts - https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/00097808/filing-history
An interesting read with substantially more information than we release.
They made a profit of £1m last year - although only after transfer fees of £1.5m and covid insurance money. Not sure if we were similarly insured.
The transfer fees is interesting - they make a lot of money from their academy - in the year in question at least £1m of the £1.5m was the sale of Joel Randall and the accounts note that they have already made a significant amount in the next financial year from the sale of another academy graduate, Alfie Pond.
That leaves transfer revenue of at most £0.5m coming from the sell on fee from Brentford's sale of Watkins to Villa for a reported £28m - does suggest Exeter's sell on percentage was small which may have some read across into our ability to include a substantial sell on into Anis's sale (subject to any release clause in his contract)
Make of the rest as you will.
IIRC Rob said we benefited from very strong Covid insurance.
Watkins was sold in Sep 20 from Brentford to Villa, these accounts are from July 21 to June 22.
The previous years accounts show player sales of 5 million which would suggest a healthy sell on for Watkins of around 4 million.
I was wondering the same, but I'm far too lazy to look it up.
Oops channeling my inner Play School, it appears I have been talking out of my round hole….
Great, now I need to bleach my brain.