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Arsenal get their clause into old boys

Arsenal get their clause into old boys

Having apparently already picked up £1.6m from Fabrice Muamba`s transfer from Birmingham to Bolton this summer other small windfalls are anticipated from a 20% sell on clause in the David Bentley agreement with Blackburn and a reported 40% share of any transfer of James Harper from Reading.

It is not known whether Sebastian Larsson`s transfer to Birmingham also included a sell on clause but as it took place at pretty much the same time as Muamba`s it is reasonable to expect that it might. Larsson`s agent has said he is also considering offers with, reputedly, Newcastle and Blackburn among those interested.

With a £17m price tag on Bentley, who could even go to our close friends and neighbours at Tottenham, the player trading account could get an unexpected boost this summer. Someone did a decent job drawing up those contracts.

Meanwhile, another old boy, Nigel 'Nutty Boy` Winterburn has joined Blackburn as Paul Ince`s defensive coach. As part of the legendary Arsenal back four along with Dixon, Adams & Bould, which straddled the managerial tenures of Graham, Rioch and Wenger, he achieved cult status amongst supporters. He joins Adams and Bould who are both already pursuing coaching careers while Lee Dixon doesn't yet have a proper job and is working as a TV pundit in order to make ends meet.

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Date:Monday July 14 2008
Time: 12:49PM


Good for Nigel, always thought he's wasted with Sky. :D And who said it's a waste of time to bring up the kids who end up going elsewhere?!
Lou the Gunneress
14/07/2008 13:07:00
Luvvly Jubbly with all these sign on clauses we will soon get that stadium paid for hahahahaha
14/07/2008 13:07:00
Good signing old Nigel, and I bet you are raking it in through all these sell on clauses!!!
14/07/2008 13:14:00
Arsene never allows the kids to leave the club for exorbitant fees, instead allowing them to go and get first team football elsewhere with a sound footballing education nehind them and the clauses always get put into the contracts of youngsters good for them and no less than what we deserve if they flourish using the skills we have helped them hone!
14/07/2008 13:15:00
It's always getting paid twice for a player. Have we got a sell-on clause for Diarra. That'll be worth having!
14/07/2008 14:26:00
Just sound sensible management, but it also shows a certain level of faith in the talent of the players who we sell. The faith that they will be worth a lot more, given 1st team opportunity.
14/07/2008 15:03:00
Shame we couldn't use Winterburn ourselves as defensive coach.
14/07/2008 15:14:00
I agree with you Gooner_Vin. Nutsy could have added a lot to our coaching staff. A brilliant pro.
Bradys Chips
14/07/2008 15:24:00
Well this certainly challenges the stereotype among some idiot gooners who trash our club's business practices, great news. Off-topic: you might be interested in seeing some very recent photos of Eduardo with his wife and daughter on a Rio beach here: That's from, a very girlie site among female football fans -- of course I am WAY too mature to engage in the discussion on that board..... ;-) . If you click on the photos, you'll see another two different photos of Eduardo and his family.
14/07/2008 20:40:00
His daughter is a mini-Dudu! :D
Lou the Gunneress
14/07/2008 20:51:00
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