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Not Much Left in the Kitty!

Not Much Left in the Kitty!

It`s being reported that the deal to take Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool is all but concluded.

Apparently Sturridge has had a medical and his salary has been agreed, all that`s left is for the fee to be announced.

However, it appears that whatever fee we receive will be seriously eroded.

For starters, following his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Manchester City, it was decreed that Manchester City would get 15% of any sell-on fee.

Also, because Sturridge never actually asked for a transfer he is entitled, so the tabloid press are saying, to have the remainder of his contract paid up, a cool £1.5 million.

So whatever we get from Liverpool, I reckon we`ll actually bank less than £10 million!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday December 24 2012
Time: 9:55AM


Disappointed to see him go but good luck to him not against us though.
24/12/2012 10:10:00
Glad he's getting paid that £1.5m. The guy deserves it for us wasting his time and therefore kick starting his career...good luck dan!
24/12/2012 10:39:00
Sad to see you go...goodluck dan
24/12/2012 11:32:00
2006-2011 Andy Carroll - 1 goal every 2.8 games, commanded a 35 million quid transfer. That's six seasons of 91 appearances and 33 goals. 2007-2012 Danny - 1 goal every 3.6 games, commanding a 12 million quid transfer. That's six seasons of 138 appearances and 38 goals. This is just illustrating what Andy commanded after six seasons and what Danny is commanding now after six seasons. So, Andy had a 36% chance of scoring in a game when he commanded 35 million meanwhile Danny has a 27% chance of scoring in a game. The numbers are close enough to show us that 36 % = 35 million and 27% = 26 million. Take 15% of that and give it to City, leaves us with 22 million quid. That's what we should be selling him for taking into consideration his stats and the market value for them. We are getting ripped off big time.
24/12/2012 11:38:00
Sorry forgot to mention these are just BPL stats and if memory serves me right re: Carroll, he is just as injury prone as 'ol Danny boy. So if someone at CFC can please explain to me why we are selling 12 million quid below market value I would really appreciate it.
24/12/2012 11:58:00
We shouldve sold him to liverpool for 50million euros, then we'll know we've got a deal akin to the torres deal.. On a serious note, danny will probably have a great time at pool than with us, gooduck to him
24/12/2012 12:01:00
0 analysis will be a bit more robust if the duration of contract in both cases were the same or close...that also plays a huge role in arriving at fair value of transfer fees..nice thinking though...
24/12/2012 12:05:00
I thought Danny was leaving for a 5 yr deal or thereabouts..?
24/12/2012 12:14:00
I also reckon we should put in a buy back clause too.
24/12/2012 12:25:00
Liverpool take our players for little or nothing but we pay through our nose to get their players..we should have sold danny to them for £50mil so they know how it hurts to fork out such amount for an overpriced goods
24/12/2012 12:27:00
Bad business, he worth more than 12M.... Sad he's leaving, wish him all the best. He isn't even the one pushing for a move, contrary to what most people here claim....
24/12/2012 12:48:00
I am still baffled. Carroll signed a 5.5 yr deal, or 11 half years at a 35 million quid fee. 35/11 = 3.18 m every half year (6.36 m every year). Danny is going for a 3.5 yr deal, or 7 half years at a 12 m fee supposedly. 12/7 = 1.7 m every half year (3.4 m every year). The fee is suggesting that Carroll is almost twice as good as Sturridge. All this math is probably fecked up anyways, can't help me from feeling we're being robbed though.
24/12/2012 13:01:00
@Lat, fifth paragraph, cheers -
24/12/2012 13:12:00
@forever,i share your pain..i cant believe we are selling sturridge to loserfool(of all clubs) for a cheap price when they make us pay ridiculous fees just to sell us flops
24/12/2012 14:04:00
he is better than fkin walcott so why sell him for 10m and buy walcott for 15m? if that happens. also pato is in talks with an unnamed club its either us or corinthians. for 12m would be worth a gamble
24/12/2012 14:09:00
Well, maybe they've since realised that Carroll wasn't worth that much and will only pay accordingly... Actually, Carroll's was a special case as they had just sold Torres and desperately needed a new first striker (i.e. a double deal that earnt them some 12 million GBP). And Carroll was under a long term contract at Toons. Whence a hefty price tag. Sturridge will provide cover for Luis Suarez in the absence of Borini (i.e. a deal that will set them back 12 million GBP). And Studge's contract is expiring by the summer. Whence cheap'ish.
24/12/2012 14:53:00
The more i learn about this deal the uglier it gets. So it is now clear Danny did not even ask for a transfer..we are essentially shipping him out as punishment for not renewing his contract with us. Others have already said how much we undervalued him and are essentially selling him for near peanuts compared to other English players sold recently. Then worse we are enriching both Liverpool and City by this deal and i doubt our board will be wise enough to include a buy back clause or other stipulations that would allow us benefit if and when he thrives at Liverpool. Then we essentially get the deal done even before the transfer window opens giving him maximum time to gell with his new club who are fellow competitors in the BPL and to date his replacement is still a subject of speculation because we dont have anyone actually set, done and delivered yet..this just looks ridiculous..any way best wishes Danny boy..i cannot but wish him well.
24/12/2012 15:01:00
@maestrinho i know for a fact that danny's contract with us is expiring not summer 2013 but rather summer of 2014. This is part of what makes this whole thing so ridiculous.
24/12/2012 15:04:00
This will be the one and only time I type *SMH*. Too cliché these days..
24/12/2012 15:22:00
Nt a gud deal imo. Y can we sell fantastic player with 1 and half yr left on his contract 4 just 12milion 2 d club who sold flop to us 4 a heavy fee. Sellin danny 4 12m nd chasin walcot wit 6month left on his contract 4 15m make no sense 2 me.
24/12/2012 16:00:00
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