Date:Monday July 20 2009
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!
Date:Monday July 20 2009
Battling Burnley Take On Hammers At Home! (Saturday October 18 2014)
Clarets International-Keane Injury and the Rest! (Sunday October 12 2014)
Rumour Mill-Burnley Door Open for Altidore? (Sunday October 12 2014)
No Win Yet but Two Goals and a Point at Leicester! (Sunday October 5 2014)
Problems Mount for Burnley at Leicester! (Friday October 3 2014)
Humiliating Horror Show at the Hawthorns! (Tuesday September 30 2014)
Baggies a Burnley Win? (Saturday September 27 2014)
Burnley Do Not Score But Also Do Not Concede! (Tuesday September 23 2014)
Burnley Eye First Win In Sunderland Game! (Friday September 19 2014)
Point at Palace but Penalty Paid! (Monday September 15 2014)
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