- 17 Dec 2002
- Reaction score
We don't know what it is yet do we!?
(or at least I've seen nothing confirmed yet)
All the rumours were that the Club had a valuation of £7M and were sticking to it. The Swansea rumour mill had them offering 6, then 6.5 but it didn't happen. Stoke were in communication with the club (from their own rumours) and their last result probably removed any haggling... so £7M is a reasonable assumption, although we'll never have the exact number confirmed, the breakdown of loan fee and transfer fee, the potential add-ons or the payment schedule. Whatever, it's a stunning result from Sir Giles of Newcastle; would you want to play poker with him? Our scouting, recruitment and legal team must be one of the highest profit centres in the football league, and that's realised gain!