Reported transfer fees are guesses or figures put out because they suit one or other party in a transfer story.
Actual transfer fees are quite different. Leicester repeatedly quoted £11m when Heskey went to Liverpool but the actual fee was under £9m.
I was told that even the £60m fee quoted...
That Sun article is total horseshit.
1. No chance of Maguire leaving for an initial £60m
2. We wouldn't pay £45m for Dunk under any circumstances
3. Maguire has not asked to leave
I do expect us to sell Maguire shortly but that story is made up nonsense.
I agree if we have a choice.
However, it appears that Maguire has made his wish to move to Man Utd clear to the owners who agreed to sell him this summer if their valuation was met.
Now that choice isn't so straightforward.
We can either keep an unhappy player or let him go. You cannot...
More mental to sign two very highly regarded central defenders one summer (for over £30m), then spend a year developing both of them to adapt to British football, only to completely disregard them when we need a central defender.
And I would argue that Evans is at his peak as a defender right...
I'd say that, at worst, a sideways move which triples your wage is an extremely wise decision.
He's going to go from £80k a week to £250k a week. He'll also make an absolute fortune with endorsements.
He'd be insane to want to stay.
That passed me by. So, Amartey is here for time being.
Interesting to see what happens with him. He's not a right back really is he? Despite what Shakespeare kept saying. He's a central defender playing anywhere but central defender. Maybe Rodgers will try him there?
I note that Mendy and Amartey are entering the final year of their contracts.
Neither player gets on the bench for me this season unless there are injuries so I don't think they earn new deals.
Both have a decent value though. They could do a job for a good team. So we shouldn't really...
I'm usually pretty dismissive of small clubs troubles. Survival of the fittest and all that.
However, Notts County are not a small club. They had the third highest average attendance in League Two last season, despite an awful team and hopeless leadership.
There are not a lost cause of a...