Thursday, September 07, 2006
The Whole Story
"The deal was a free transfer from Corinthians to West Ham, although West Ham paid around £5 million in agents' fees.
West Ham also had to agree a clause, the opposite of what Malbranque wanted. This clause specifies that West Ham have to sell if a bid comes in for the two players at any time in the next five years. To keep the players, West Ham will have to pay £40 million. In other words, this is like a purchase option on these two players – not a sell option.
The transfer met Fifa regulations & the players are on normal West Ham salaries. "
It would also appear the Mancs were full of crap when they said they turned Mascherano down...wank wank.
There is also some vague info about the takeover where there is a suggestion of a middle eastern backer "who would add a nought to the riches of Roman Abramovich."