Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

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.



Join Vital Arsenal

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board To visit the message board, click here. Get involved





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

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

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
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
0
Luvvly Jubbly with all these sign on clauses we will soon get that stadium paid for hahahahaha
Sue_afc
14/07/2008 13:07:00
0
Good signing old Nigel, and I bet you are raking it in through all these sell on clauses!!!
MikeyGamst
14/07/2008 13:14:00
0
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!
LondonGooner
14/07/2008 13:15:00
0
It's always getting paid twice for a player. Have we got a sell-on clause for Diarra. That'll be worth having!
navydave
14/07/2008 14:26:00
0
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.
prits
14/07/2008 15:03:00
0
Shame we couldn't use Winterburn ourselves as defensive coach.
Gooner_Vin
14/07/2008 15:14:00
0
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
0
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: http://www.kickette.com/index.php?/site/comments/eduardo_on_the_beach/ That's from kickette.com, 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.
jaelle
14/07/2008 20:40:00
0
His daughter is a mini-Dudu! :D
Lou the Gunneress
14/07/2008 20:51:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

The Transfer Window Is Open, What Will We Do?

Gunners need improving

Wenger On The FA's Radar Once Again

Arsene wanted for the England job

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Back To The Drawing Board After Vardy Snub

Gunners search for a striker continues

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Editor email
Profile
ClockEnd124
no email
Profile
Amos
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Player of the Year
Suggested By:
Petr Cech4%
Hector Bellerin7%
Mesut Ozil78%
Alexis Sanchez8%
Olivier Giroud3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)