Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

City fork out for Sturridge

City fork out for Sturridge

An appeals board have ordered Manchester City to pay up to £200,000 for academy striker Daniel Sturridge. A 10% sell-on fee has also been added.
The talented teenager, who was said to have attracted attention from the likes of Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea last season - the latter reportedly putting in a bid of £1m - starred in last season's FA Youth Cup run and City look set to reap the rewards in the near future as he approaches first team contention.
Sturridge spent only a short time at Coventry City as a thirteen year old and Coventry's finance director Mal Brannigan explained that with this in mind the outcome of their appeal was good news for the Championship club.

'We are very satisfied with the settlement which we think is excellent considering it is based on a 13-year-old who was with us for just 14 months,' said Coventry's finance director Mal Brannigan.

'We are to receive £30,000 now and then a further £30,000 after the lad makes five first team appearances, £30,000 again if he makes 15, a further £30,000 if he makes 25 and a final £30,000 if he makes 40 first team appearances.

'On top of that, we will receive £50,000 if he goes on to make a senior international appearance, and will get 10 per cent of any sell on.'

(Do you think this is a fair sum of money for Sturridge, and do you think Pearce should now be considering giving him his debut given City's current striker problems?)




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

Writer:
Date:Friday September 29 2006
Time: 12:09PM

Comments

0
I would love to see Coventry get the £50k after making his senior international appearance.
alphieblues
29/09/2006 21:22:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Arsenal 2 Manchester City 1 - Johnny On The Spot

The season the club stood still?

Anyone Feeling Dejected Following Arsenal Defeat?

Thought so!

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (24/4/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Stats: Arsenal v Manchester City

All the stats from Arsenal (1) vs (1) Manchester City, Wembley Stadium - Extra Time Being Played, 23/4/17 15h00 BST Att: 85,725

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

City's performance, out of five against Arsenal?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five1%
Four27%
Three54%
Two18%
One0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 32 24 3 5 75 38
2 Spurs 32 21 8 3 71 46
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 32 19 7 6 64 28
5 Man Utd 32 17 12 3 63 26
6 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
7 Arsenal 31 17 6 8 57 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 31 11 7 13 40 -3
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 33 11 5 17 38 -7
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 32 10 7 15 37 -12
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 33 4 12 17 24 -20
20 Sunderland 32 5 6 21 21 -32
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 27 2017 8:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 30 2017 2:05PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 12:30PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Johnny Baguette598
2.Buzz Lightyear464
3.Skoorb358
4.kennyclementstache138
5.Rising110
6.Colin Is The King90
7.citizhun74
8.johnkelv58
9.Tudor56
10.OziMan45
Vital Football Comment