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Sturridge Tribunal Concluded

The compensation fee for Manchester City academy graduate Daniel Sturridge's move to Chelsea has finally been concluded, with the London club paying considerably more than they had hoped.

Chelsea were ordered by a Premier League tribunal to pay Manchester City 3.5m, rising to a possible 6.5m for their role in the strikers development.

City had been looking for a figure around the 9m mark after Roman Abramovich snapped up the ambitious youngster last summer after his contract expired, the club refusing to adhere to his rediculous wage demands.

Abramovich was willing to pay a maximum of 3m for him but the tribunal agreed on a fee closer to City's demands, the recent cases of Theo Walcott and Fraizer Campbell working in their favour.

According to reports, the initial 3.5m payment will be increased based on appearances for both club and country.

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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 14 2010

Time: 6:06PM

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6.5 million for a mard-arse? Not bad, not bad.
Johnny Baguette
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14/01/2010 18:23:00

See ya then Danny boy, best of luck as a Big time Larnadarn DJ.
fifthcolumnblue
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14/01/2010 18:41:00

At least we have received a fair price along with the possibility of more so this finally draws a line under this long running saga. I wonder what they think about this ruling over on Vital Chelsea?
Kevinho
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14/01/2010 18:43:00

They all seem fine with this over on Vital Chelsea, everybodies a winner then!
Kevinho
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14/01/2010 18:44:00

Good player, just not as good as he thinks he is. Glad it's sorted finally
BlueWolfie
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14/01/2010 19:37:00

if it does go up to 6.5 mill he would have to play 40 games for chelsea and become and england international, if theese things happen what a bargain, 6.5 million for a chelsea regular and an english international
ten men
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14/01/2010 20:24:00

everyones happy
ten men
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14/01/2010 20:25:00

It's 500k every 10 games (up to 40 max) and a million for 1 england cap. So assuming he sees out his contract gets an England cap and plays 40 times... the total cost including wages is 18.5 million. Bargain bosman that.
MCFC_Goatboy
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15/01/2010 01:16:00

ten men - it's 6.5 after 40 games + another 1m if he gets an England cap = 7.5m plus as the media love doing these days, add on salary for his contract years and bingo 'Goat' has the correct answer of 18.5m.
Thaibluefan
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15/01/2010 03:52:00

Sorry my bad maths it should read 5.5m + 1m + 12m wages = still 18.5m
Thaibluefan
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15/01/2010 04:06:00

Yeah absolute bargain. If he makes 40+ appearances for us (He's got to be very, very good to do that), he'll be something special. 18 million (including wages) for a special player is a bargain. But for now, it's 3.5 million.
JT_daniel
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15/01/2010 04:35:00

A fair price, I hope he stays as loyal to chelsea as he did to City.I hope he plays for England at least once, thats worth a mill.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/01/2010 08:27:00

 

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