- Jan 28, 2008
Re the comments about what we’ll be paid for Sayers, there will definitely be a fee in the region of £150k involved. That’s why most clubs at NL / L2 have an academy, to earn some money. Fans like to think it’s all to do with providing players for the first team, which sometimes it does, but the main reason is to sell on youngsters with potential. £150k is petty cash to prem clubs. It’s worth them taking a punt on 20 or so players at that price on the basis they’ll sell one or two of them to Championship or smaller Prem clubs eventually for £5m or so, with the original parent club getting a sell-on. We probably move on half a dozen or so every year for similar fees that go under the radar.