Wilson

Gabbiadini is off to Sampdoria.

In the case where it was €50m guaranteed, I think the player is meant to get 10%. Is that still the case? If so, that would be €45m to the club but if the Coventry sell-on is 15% that takes us down to €37.5m. Deducting the €19m cost of his replacement who we signed in advance leaves us €18.5m.

I think the training complex budget was about €15m so just enough to build a new training complex with some extra on top for when it goes over budget.
 
50 million is silly money really. Callum can go missing at times and he won’t get the love over there that he does here.

Get Gabbiadini off the scummers cheap before they go down and it might work in our favour.

Such a tough decision for Eddie to make, it could potentially send us down!!
Gabbiadini? He is shocking.
 
Gabbiadini is off to Sampdoria.

In the case where it was €50m guaranteed, I think the player is meant to get 10%. Is that still the case? If so, that would be €45m to the club but if the Coventry sell-on is 15% that takes us down to €37.5m. Deducting the €19m cost of his replacement who we signed in advance leaves us €18.5m.

I think the training complex budget was about €15m so just enough to build a new training complex with some extra on top for when it goes over budget.
Listening to Peter Crouch's podcast on transfers I'm not sure they get 10%, he was asked question about whether players try to inflate their transfer fees and he said only a few with egos. If it was financialy beneficial to them I'm sure he would have said yes
 
I'd take 50 mil, that's enough for a decent CB,CM and a gamble on a youngster.
Honestly I'll still be surprised if Chelsea pay 50 mil for him, can't see Callum as a good top 6 striker tbh and he's nearly 27 so not exactly young anymore.
 
Gabbiadini is off to Sampdoria.

In the case where it was €50m guaranteed, I think the player is meant to get 10%. Is that still the case? If so, that would be €45m to the club but if the Coventry sell-on is 15% that takes us down to €37.5m. Deducting the €19m cost of his replacement who we signed in advance leaves us €18.5m.

I think the training complex budget was about €15m so just enough to build a new training complex with some extra on top for when it goes over budget.
I doubt the Coventry sell on is anything like 15%. They only got a reported £25,000 for his England cap. The Coventry Telegraph is saying there is a sell on clause but they haven’t been able to quote Coventry City (even off the record along the lines of “we understand ..”) to say how much it is. If the sell on clause was generous Coventry City would be nowhere near as coy about it.

Re using any profit to fund the training centre, remember the transfer will probably be paid in tranches over the course of the contract and not an up front lump sum. That said, the training complex could be built in two or three phases over several years.
 

AFCBade

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Tough one for Eddie as no doubt he wants to keep Callum but given how much time he invests in his players I am sure he wouldn’t want to block a dream move for Wilson.

I would take £50m though but most of this would go if we have bought Solanke, give Coventry a cut and imho we would need to get another striker in as we would be over reliant on king.
 
I'd take 50 mil, that's enough for a decent CB,CM and a gamble on a youngster.
Honestly I'll still be surprised if Chelsea pay 50 mil for him, can't see Callum as a good top 6 striker tbh and he's nearly 27 so not exactly young anymore.
The thing is for a team like Chelsea, if he gets them goals that put them in the CL spots, he's paid for himself.
 

dragonm8

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Gabbiadini? He is shocking.
He isn’t a long term item no. But it would well piss th Scummers off and he’d be a cheap stopgap between now and the end of the season.

Confidence player who on his day is pretty nifty.

New club and starting he’s score enough on a short term contract.
 
Chelsea are facing a possible transfer ban in the summer which was probably a factor in their preparedness to pay so much for Pulisic only to loan him back to Dortmund immediately. If they don’t improve their striker options this transfer window they risk missing out on a CL place and of annoying and losing Eden Hazard. They also have two or three homegrown players taking up places in their squad who are never going to play (eg Drinkwater, Moses) and need homegrown first Xl replacements.

No way wil the Chelsea hierarchy sanction an expensive short term move for 31 year old non-homegrown Higuain even if Sarri wants him.

Frankly Chelsea have few other options and time is running out for them. If they want Wilson now we have them over a barrel and can and should squeeze a very high price out of them, well north of £50 million.
 
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