UK time is: 07:42:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.

Bookmark and Share






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 14 2010

Time: 6:06PM

Your Comments

6.5 million for a mard-arse? Not bad, not bad.
Johnny Baguette
See ya then Danny boy, best of luck as a Big time Larnadarn DJ.
fifthcolumnblue
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
They all seem fine with this over on Vital Chelsea, everybodies a winner then!
Kevinho
Good player, just not as good as he thinks he is. Glad it's sorted finally
BlueWolfie
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
everyones happy
ten men
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
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
Sorry my bad maths it should read 5.5m + 1m + 12m wages = still 18.5m
Thaibluefan
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
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
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Players Respond To Newcastle Loss (Thursday October 30 2014)

Harsh Rodney Marsh (Thursday October 30 2014)

Pellegrini - Same Failures Cost Us (Thursday October 30 2014)

Silver Lining (Thursday October 30 2014)

Boss Hopeful On Duo (Thursday October 30 2014)

Yaya Recognised (Thursday October 30 2014)

Stats: Man City v Newcastle (Wednesday October 29 2014)

The Great Dane - City Are Bigger (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Team News: City v Newcastle United (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 211
2. Skoorb 177
3. fifthcolumnblue 123
4. OziMan 99
5. Bluedub 86
6. rojo2010 81
7. kennyclementstache 73
8. CITYBOY1000 68
9. PhillyBlueMoon 63
10. johnkelv 56

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
West Ham 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 9 7 2 0 +15 23
2. Southampton 9 6 1 2 +15 19
3. Man City 9 5 2 2 +9 17
4. West Ham 9 5 1 3 +5 16
5. Arsenal 9 3 5 1 +4 14
6. Swansea 9 4 2 3 +3 14
7. Liverpool 9 4 2 3 +1 14

Breaking League News

Name the Starting XI - QPR (h)
Chelsea : 31/10/2014 06:25:00
Swansea Hopeful Sigurdsson amp; Ki Will Return
Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:52:00
Swansea City Have Fernandez Red Card Rescinded
Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:44:00
Irvine Expecting Tough Leicester Encounter
WBA : 30/10/2014 17:12:00
Varela Resumes Full Training
WBA : 30/10/2014 17:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

The Stretfords Are Getting Cocky. Who Will Win On Sunday?
Suggested By:  Ivor Galactico
The rags 50%
The Champions 50%