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Sanchez sour towards Moneygrabbers.

Sanchez sour towards Moneygrabbers.

Last week Mohammed Al Fayed declared, 'I haven`t hesitated in making significant funds available to our new Manager, Lawrie Sanchez. I want him to invest on the pitch, and build a team that can take us to further heights.' Well the Egyptian might not be regretting that statement but Sanchez certainly is.

Sanchez has seen his targets value rocket since Al Fayeds comment with an unproven, Championship player, Lee Cook, having his club, QPR declare his value at nothing less than £5,000,000 and Steven Davis of Aston Villa, who couldn't even make it into the first team last season, also has a set value of £5,000,000. Even David Healy will fetch £1,000,000 for his league one club leeeds United when he is sold.

Of course there was always going to be inflated prices due to the massive increase in television revenue but £1,000,000 for a league one player whose club is hugely in debt is ridiculous and with the likes of this happening it makes you wonder how a club like Fulham survive.

Today Sanchez is quoted as saying; 'Some prices quoted come on to our radar, while some are too much.' This was inlight of Southamptons manager, George Burley snobishley claiming that Fulhams £2,500,000 for defender Chris Baird as 'derisory and ridiculous.' Now bear in mind Baird is a Championship defender and has only two years left in his contract.

I know it seems like I'm saying that Premiership clubs should be able to buy lower league players for knock off prices but I'm saying that Premiership clubs should not have to be ripped off themselves to buy their man.



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Date:Tuesday June 5 2007
Time: 3:06PM

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Sorry but Davis is certainley worth 5 mil min.And if yous think yous could get him for any less then yous need to wake up.Healy is one of the top scorers in the Euro qualifiers and was worh 3 mil in January.
Pking
05/06/2007 15:17:00
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So you think £5,000,000 is not a rip off for osmeone who couldn't make the starting 11 in his own team? I'm not having it, £3,500,000 tops and as for Healy why pay £3,000,000 when his club are debt ridden and in my opinion very lucky to be getting £1,000,000.
Mike Forest.
05/06/2007 15:27:00
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£1mil for a League One player? He's not in League One just yet is he. Your paying for the talent, not the stature of the club he's at. If your going to annoucne you have cash to splash, prices will go up.
LUFC1
05/06/2007 15:34:00
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Hardly worth what Pking was saying, £3,000,000.
Mike Forest.
05/06/2007 15:36:00
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Hardly imressive transfers, not ones that will scare any teams in the premiership. Need to think bigger to mount some kind of challange, or even to stay in the premiership
huscarl
05/06/2007 15:39:00
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Who knows what Sanchez is capable of? He got average players to an F.A. Cup semi final and he guided average players to the top of their qualifyng group.
Mike Forest.
05/06/2007 15:41:00
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Healy seems to be able to cut it in the green of Ireland but not the white of Leeds - anyway welcome tp the gang when it comes to being ripped off in the transfer market!
merlin
05/06/2007 17:55:00
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thnaks merlin - although it isn't a nice feeling when you think you might get more than you actually do, if you get my drift!
Putney
05/06/2007 18:04:00
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huscarl - the voice of those perrenial winners - Spuds!
Putney
05/06/2007 18:05:00
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my pleasure Putney ;-)
merlin
05/06/2007 19:57:00
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