On February 1st, 2010 Tom Hicks claimed that the Summer Transfer Window of 2010 will be a massive one.
Here is the full breakdown, I am showing that 11 players have arrived while 17 players have left.
Roy is facing the same headaches that Rafa had to deal with (lack of funds), for the 4th consecutive transfer season the club has had a negative or zero net spend. Yes, there are some transfer fees that are undisclosed but from what I am seeing so far, the club spent £25 million while selling £38.1 million. This probably means that Roy put £13.1 million in the bank to probably cover the interest on the loan that Hicks & Gillett burdened on our club.
Also good to point out that Roy brought in Joe Cole on a high salary and looks like he was compelled to send out a few players on loan to reduce his salary bill to make up for Joe’s.
Jonjo Shelvey – 18 years old – from Charlton Athletic (£1.7 million)
Milan Jovanovic – 29 years old – The Serbian has penned a 3 year contract (Bosman)
Joe Cole – 28 years old – From Chelsea (Bosman)
Danny Wilson – 18 years old – from Rangers (£2 million)
Fabio Aurelio – 30 years old – Returned (Bosman)
Christian Poulsen – 30 years old – From Juventus (£4.5 million)
Brad Jones – 28 years old -From Middlesborough (£2.3 million)
Raul Meireles – 27 years old – From Porto (£11.5 million)
Adam Hajdu – 16 years old – From MTK Budapest (loan)
Paul Konchesky – 29 years old – Joined from Fulham (£3 million)
Suso –16 years old – – Made his loan move permanent (Undisclosed)
Total Spend : £25 million* (+ undisclosed fees)
Average age of players signed : 24.5
Mikel San Jose – 20 years old (at time of release) – To Athletic Bilbao (Undisclosed)
Fabio Aurelio – 30 years old – (released)
Yossi Benayoun – 30 years old – To Chelsea (£7 million)
Francisco Duran –22 years old – (released)
Albert Riera – 28 years old – To Olympiakos (£3.3 million)
Phillip Degen – 27 years old – To Stuttgart (loan)
Alberto Aquilani – 26 years old – To Juventus (loan)
Diego Cavalieri – 27 years old – To Cesena (£1.3 million)
Krisztian Nemeth – 21 years old – To Olympiacos (£1 million)
Javier Mascherano – 26 years old – To Barcelona (£24 million)
Nabil El Zhar –24 years old – To Paok (loan)
Emiliano Insua –21 years old – To Galatasaray (loan)
Damien Plessis – 22 years old – To Panathinaikos (Undisclosed)
Lauri Dalla Valle –18 years old – To Fulham(trade)
Alex Kacaniklic –19 years old – To Fulham (trade)
Vincent Weijl –19 years old – To SD Eibar (Fee undisclosed)
Nikolay Mihaylov –22 years old – To FC Twente (£1.5 million)
Total Sales : £38.1 million* (+ undisclosed fees)
Average age of players sold/released : 23.6
Of course I am not claiming that these fees are accurate but even if they are off by a couple of million it shows you the sad state of affairs at our club. We hope and pray that by next transfer season we will have new owners who will invent some money into our club, we need it badly.
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