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Post by VDT on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 9:41 am

Bit bored in work so this morning a guy i follow on Twitter posted his Top 5 Transfer Bargains of the 21st Century and thought i'd rob his idea as i think it would make a interesting discussation:

@FootieGossMan (i'll give him a plug as i'm robbing his idea) Top 5 was:

1. Gareth Bale - Southampton to Tottenham for £5,000,000
2. Robin Van Persie - Feyernood to Arsenal for £2,750,000
3. Vincent Kompany - Hamburg to Manchester City for £6,000,000
4. Tim Cahill - Millwall to Everton for £1,500,000
5. JoeHart - ShrewsburyTown to Manchester City - £100,000

Heres a few of mine:
Think United only paid 6-7 Million for Vidic and Just over 12 Million for Ronaldo
Everton paid £ 5 millions Leighton Baines and his been beast since signing and sure they only spent £1 Million on Mikel Arteta then sold him for £10 Million

My Top 5
1. Ronaldo - United For £12 Million
2. GarethBale - Tottenham for £5 Million
3. Van Persie - Arsenal for £2.75 Million
4. Vidic - United - £6-7 Million
5. Cahill - Everton for £1.5 Million

I'm not including Free Transfers!!!
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Post by Guest on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 11:02 am

Anelka would be a good shout. Arsenal sold him for like £23m after signing him for 500k. He was immense back in the day and was instrumental in the 1998 season guiding them to the double. Bargain and then financial payback.

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Post by CFCNick on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 11:11 am

What about Frank Lampard £11m, Petr Cech for £7m, Joe Cole £6.6m, Ashley Cole £5m?

When you consider how much is spent on English players these days Joe and Ashley were steals.

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Post by Guest on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 12:45 pm

£50million for Torres and he couldn't hit a cow's backside with a banjo...

Money for old rope

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Post by VDT on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 1:07 pm

DAVE667 wrote:£50million for Torres and he couldn't hit a cow's backside with a banjo...

Money for old rope

What a bargain Ha!
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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 1:12 pm

Sami Hyypia - Liverpool £2.6mill

Thnik Bale's fee ended up at £7mill but still a bargain.

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Post by Soldier_Of_Fortune on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 1:19 pm

Forgot about Henry for £11mill

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Post by Ent on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 1:29 pm

You need to base it on the time and corresponding British and world record transfers (to get an idea of the market value at the time).

Many of people's suggestions weren't really bargains even if they turned out to be great players for what on the outset is a relatively low amount. Eh Henry signed for £11 million in 1999, when 15 mil for shearer was the highest paid by a British team and the world record was 21 million (broken that summer mind).

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Post by VDT on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 1:33 pm

Thinking about i've put Ronaldo - United For £12 Million as my number 1 but he was a unknown 17 year old when he signed for United. so was it really a bargain? Might have to change my list.
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Post by MtotheC on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 1:36 pm

Here's a few from the last couple of years that I think have been absolute bargains!

Demba Ba from west ham to Newcastle on a free

Cabaye to Newcastle for 2.5m

Michu to Swansea for around 2m

Van der Vart to spurs 8m


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Post by Crimey on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 1:37 pm

How much did Arsenal sign Fabregas for? Nothing?

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Post by VDT on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 1:39 pm

MtotheC wrote:Here's a couple for the last couple of years that I think have been absolute bargains!

Demba Ba from west ham to Newcastle on a free

Cabaye to Newcastle for 2.5m

Michu to Swansea for around 2m

Van der Vart to spurs 8m

3 great shouts - trying not to included free transfer
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Re: Top 5 Transfer Bargains of the 21st Century

Post by kingraf on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 8:31 pm

Lio Messi? For the mere price of Growth Hormone Therapy, no?
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Post by azania on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 10:55 pm

Crimey wrote:How much did Arsenal sign Fabregas for? Nothing?

500k

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Post by azania on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 10:56 pm

Adebayor. Bought for £3.5 and sold for £25m.

Nasri - sold for £24k

How much did Newcastle pay for Carroll? Laugh

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Re: Top 5 Transfer Bargains of the 21st Century

Post by GSC on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 11:08 pm

Ashley Cole was 5m and Gallas wasnt he
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Post by Dolphin Ziggler on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 6:15 pm

You could probably make this list out of players signed from West Ham. Lampard, Cole, Defoe, Glen Johnson, Carrick. We didnt get a good deal on any of them.

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Re: Top 5 Transfer Bargains of the 21st Century

Post by monty junior on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 10:23 am

Kaka to Milan for 6 million

sold for a 60 million profit


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Post by PaulHv2 on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 10:53 am

Alonso for £10.5m was a steal considering he was sold for £30m.
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Post by azania on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 11:25 am

GSC wrote:Ashley Cole was 5m and Gallas wasnt he

£24m + Gallas.

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Post by azania on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 11:25 am

Viera cost £3.5m from Milan.

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Post by CFCNick on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 11:30 am

azania wrote:
GSC wrote:Ashley Cole was 5m and Gallas wasnt he

£24m + Gallas.

He was £5m + Gallas which before the transfer seemed a bit in Chelsea's favour and afterwards it's a steal if you look at how Gallas played for Arsenal compared to Cole at Chelsea.

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Post by Guest on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 3:51 pm

RVP wasn't very good for several years after Arsenal signed him, I'd stop short of calling him a bargain as he cost them about £30m in wages before he hit form Laugh

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Post by Hibbz on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:10 pm

How about Roy Keane?

Bought for a sack of spuds from Cobh Ramblers and then sold for a British transfer fee record at the time.

Then again Man Utd also got a bargain when they bought him.

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Post by GSC on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:11 pm

Hibbz wrote:How about Roy Keane?

Bought for a sack of spuds from Cobh Ramblers and then sold for a British transfer fee record at the time.

Then again Man Utd also got a bargain when they bought him.

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Post by Hibbz on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:26 pm

GSC wrote:
Hibbz wrote:How about Roy Keane?

Bought for a sack of spuds from Cobh Ramblers and then sold for a British transfer fee record at the time.

Then again Man Utd also got a bargain when they bought him.

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What? You expected him to stay and waste a year of his career in a lower league? Tried his nuts off to keep Forest up playing in a variety of positions. Robert Rosario on the other hand..............

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Post by GSC on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:27 pm

Doesn't mean I have to like it Whistle
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Post by Hibbz on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:32 pm

True but I'm pretty sure you'd do the same in your chosen career.

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Post by GSC on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:33 pm

True >_>
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Post by kingraf on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:35 pm

I would think RvP only cost about £ 20m in wages. I mean, you arent gonna pay a guy you bought for £2,75 £100k a week, and considering that Cole left because they wouldnt pay £55k, I assume RvP wasnt earning more than him at the time (if he was, then Cole was absolutely right to go).
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Post by jeromedubois on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:39 pm

Would go for:

Friedel to Blackburn (Free)

Joe Hart to City (100k)

Paolo DiCanio (1.7M)

Alan Shearer to Blackburn (3.3M)

Fabregas (500K)


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Post by Hibbz on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:39 pm

GSC wrote:True >_>

I always think good luck to
them. Even Kris Commons and Gareth Williams. The only one I was truly
gutted to see go in the 90's was Lars Bohinen because I hate Blackburn and I used to love his warm up routine.

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Post by Hibbz on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:40 pm

Yeah Fabregas is a good one Jerome. Right Billy Bargain. Played well for The Arse and then they cashed in.

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Post by GSC on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:42 pm

Commons is just a knob in general.

Remember he scored against us in that 5-2 win and tried to take the pee
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Post by kingraf on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:50 pm

Still rate Messi was the best steal. it was just a Growth Hormone course!!!
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Post by Crimey on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 9:52 pm

Hibbz wrote:How about Roy Keane?

Bought for a sack of spuds from Cobh Ramblers and then sold for a British transfer fee record at the time.

Then again Man Utd also got a bargain when they bought him.

Be quite hard for either of those deals to be considered bargains of the 21st century.

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Post by jeromedubois on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 10:52 pm

Others worth Noting are as well

Peter Schmeichel To United 500k

Michu to the Swans 2m

Cantona to United 1.2m

Emanuel Petit to Arsenal 2m

Kevin Davies to Bolton Free

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Post by cherriesfna on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 11:10 pm

matt Ritchie to Bournemouth 400k

Brett Pitman to Bournemouth 60K!!!!!

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Post by jeromedubois on Mon 15 Apr 2013, 11:15 pm

Marc Pugh best bargain Bournemouth ever made!

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Post by Hibbz on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 5:54 am

Crimey wrote:
Hibbz wrote:How about Roy Keane?

Bought for a sack of spuds from Cobh Ramblers and then sold for a British transfer fee record at the time.

Then again Man Utd also got a bargain when they bought him.

Be quite hard for either of those deals to be considered bargains of the 21st century.

Oops yeah good point. Read the thread title Hibbz ha ha.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 7:20 am

Grant Holt to Norwich, and Rickie Lambert to Southampton have turned out to be decent pieces of business for both clubs, seeming as they have fired them from League 1 to the Premier League
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Post by Ent on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 9:56 am

anyway lets end this debate, van der sar £2 million for a world class goal keeper
In 2005.

Again some of the suggestions are a bit stupid, I mean keane was a British transfer record when signing for united.

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Post by Il Gialloblu on Tue 16 Apr 2013, 12:39 pm

GSC wrote:Doesn't mean I have to like it Whistle

You were what, GSC, a year old? How angry were/are you really? Laugh
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