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Oh Eck, United Want £2 Million!

Oh Eck, United Want £2 Million!

20 year old full-back, Richard Eckersley signed a four-year contract with Burnley last week after turning down a new contract with current Premier League Champions, Manchester United.

Since the Salford-born starlet is under the age of 24, United are entitled to compensation and this still has to be negotiated between the clubs.

If media reports over the weekend are true though, it would appear that United could be holding out for a massive £2 million which seems crazy for a player that has played less than a handful of games for the Red Devils.

It is highly unlikely the Clarets would be willing to fork out so much for a player that has yet to prove his worth in the top flight, especially when you consider we would be paying our second highest club record transfer fee!

Owen Coyle and the club probably had a six figure sum in mind, certainly well under £1 million. Some reports suggest Burnley only expected to pay about £250,000.

If the clubs of course can't agree on a figure then that it will have to be decided at a tribunal and the many cynics amongst us are bound to feel that the mighty Red Devils are likely to get the judgement in their favour. Let us hope whatever happens it does not sour any relationships between Owen Coyle and Sir Alex.

Having said that, the £2 million does seem a greedy ridiculous figure from a club that is already rolling in it and if true once more confirms the sad nature of the money-grabbing Premier League and it's top clubs!

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday July 20 2009
Time: 11:08AM

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Come off it United, We are Burnley not Barcelona!!
turfmanphil
20/07/2009 11:10:00
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£700M of debt won't pay itself. :/
BlackBabyJesus
20/07/2009 11:47:00
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As you all said the proof of how good he is, was in the fact that we wanted him to stay. Might be harsh, but the price of a player can't be determined by the wealth of the buying team. United obviously rate the lad highly and want to be compensated for their investment in him and their loss of his potential ability. If they're asking for £2M, the tribunal will surely go closer to £1M which seems realistic to me.
tuscan3000
20/07/2009 12:24:00
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Presumably, if it does go to tribunal, the sum will be based on neither the relative lack of wealth of the buying team nor on the significant wealth (albeit offset by mega debts) of the selling team. Nor will it be set on the basis of what fantasy figures either buyer or seller might use to set the highs and lows of what they each hope for. Rather it will presumably be set principally on the basis of recent comparable examples.
Couch Potato
20/07/2009 16:39:00
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Claretacchio says it's great to be backio!! I fear we may get stitched up on this as its ManU and Sir Alex are involved. Transfer fees in general are ridiculous at the moment with even non-entities being chased for dis-proportionate fees. Eckersley looks a promising player and I think Owen Coyle did a good job in signing him, but having said that Burnley's offer of £250k is a bit cheeky. I can't see the tribunal agreeing to £2m but I think we will be paying at least £750k and probably a £1m. What I don't understand is that I thought OC went to speak to Sir Alex at the end of the season and I would have thought he would have discussed this in advance of letting the player actually sign. It also means that whatever OC and AF did discuss it wasn't this so there is more intrigue to come. If you remember OC was open about meeting AF but wasn't prepared to say what it was about.
Claretacchio
20/07/2009 18:10:00
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Heh welcome back Claretacchio, wondered what had happened to you. Good points you raise on this issue but let's be clear most of this is media gossip so who knows how much of this is fact, my gut feeling is we will finish up paying maybe just under £1 million. What is key though is that none of this sours relationships between the two clubs. I hope this is just the usual 'I bid high, you bid low 'syndrome and we will meet somewhere in the middle
turfmanphil
20/07/2009 18:17:00
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I would imagine we would be talking less than £1m - but it may not be much less
Claretdale
20/07/2009 18:38:00
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I think this is a they bid high and we bid low spevulation and it will come out somewhere in the middle. Just under a million I would say. Tribunals never give huge amounts of money we'll see what happens
skutter169
20/07/2009 19:01:00
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I will guess at 800k...won't be more than a million, IMO!
BarnseyWTBM
20/07/2009 21:39:00
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Anybody know how long these tribunals take and when it's likely to be?
turfmanphil
20/07/2009 21:54:00
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