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Fulham - Smalling Trivia!

With Chris Smalling being pictured at Old Trafford, last night, happily signing autographs, it`s fair to say that Manchester United finally saw off any late challenge from Arsenal for his signature.

But, and this is interesting, it seems that a web of intrigue is being uncovered as to how the deal was finally settled.

According to a couple of news sources this morning, Fulham accepted a bid from United for 8 million but a proviso was attached whereby if a club exceeded that figure by a further 2 million then they too could enter into negotiations.

It`s believed that Arsenal did just that and that Sir Alex Ferguson was then forced to up his bid by a further 2 million, increasing the final bid to a mind-boggling 12 million, no wonder a sale was the only option.

But spare a thought for Maidstone United, apparently, there was no sell-on clause in the deal that saw him arrive at Fulham from the non-league club!

Also, in signing for United it`s also being reported that Chris has quadrupled his wages from a mere 5,000 a week to circa 20,000 a week, although we reckon it`s still small change compared to some of United` stars!


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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 28 2010

Time: 4:44PM

Your Comments

He could easily be the next Ferdinand for them...
kbfulham
could be... 20k a week is a lot for him, though, ain't it? he's under 21... that's crazy...
woodysweats
Great bit of business. I heard a rumor that we only bought him for 100k. This true?
Riverside Chanter
wow.....lets go shopping
Leonestar
I wonder how much of the money Roy will get to use though!
Al Billy
 

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