Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by US_Gooner, May 11, 2015.
Canal+ reported it as €60m + €20m bonuses.
either way that's a lot of corn.
Martial did cost €50m + €30m bonuses. And if you are interested to know exactly, the various bonuses are ;
+€10m if he plays at least 25 games this season with ManU
+€10m if he gets more than 10 caps for the french NT as a ManU player
+€10m if he can be rated in the top 20 of the Ballon d'or as a ManU player
So realistically he's going to cost €70m. Maybe €80m but that's not expected before several years.
That money for just a barely known kid...
Wenger must be thinking what kind of project can get us close to that level of spending...
€30m in transfer bonuses is what we currently account for our whole squad.
£17.5m for appearances we expect to pay +
£5.7m in various bonuses we don't expect to pay = ~€31.5m
Think we got our wires crossed.
My post was my gratitude to Man City because, despite us (Villa) signing 13 players and spending £55 million, the money we got for Benteke (from Liverpool but they got it from selling Sterling to Man City) and Delph meant we've actually hardly spent anything.
The whole De gea thing is brilliant from Utd when you think about it. Burning bridges with one of the 2 clubs who can basically get any player they want. In their eyes means they won't have to sell players to them in the future. Or are at least less likely to.
Now, I'm reading that Utd paid the big fee because Chelsea, PSG and Barcelona all wanted him.
Just saw Llorente went on a free, probably wouldn't of come here on a year deal but I wondered if we looked into him.
Top 10: Botched transfers you might not know about
1. Michael Laudrup to Liverpool, 1983
2. Juninho to Aston Villa, 1999
3. Muller to Everton, 1994
4. Alfredo Di Stefano to Barcelona, 1952
5. Raul to Tottenham, 2008
6. Paul Gascoigne to Manchester United, 1988
7. Johan Cruyff to Dumbarton, 1980
8. Michael Essien to Burnley, 1999
9. Eric Cantona to Sheffield Wednesday, 1992
10. Charlie Adam to Sp**s, 2011
.....That is so much, I cannot really wrap my head round how Martial went for that much.
I mean circumstances not withstanding, you could buy a ready made world class player (not talent) for that much. Of course it was the final day etc etc, but f*ck me, it is still shocking.
Michael Essien to Burnley the oddest one on that list.
Cruyff to Dumbarton not far off either!
No Zidane to Blackburn? Ibrahimovic to Arsenal? CR7 to Arsenal? Suarez to Arsenal?
The Zidane one most definitely but the latter three are pretty well known, Ronaldo also applies to Liverpool.
Lewandowski to Blackburn for 500k in 2010. LOOL
One that didn't make the list:
Apparently that's nonsense and O'Neil has said as much, can't seem to find the quotes though.
Every club and manager has lists of deals that went wrong.
Just seen some Perez quotes, on the back of De Gea, talking about missing out on Vieira and Ribery.
On the Tuesday Club once, Alan Davies was saying how when Rioch bought Bergkamp for £7.5m or whatever, George Graham said 'I was offered him for £4m'. Without realising that made him a mug.
Watch Arsenal Live Streams With StreamFootball.tv