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20 Jun 2018 06:31:15
I find it intriguing that Arsenal are reportedly trying to negotiate a deal for Torreira paying £26.5m to spread the cost of the transfer fee, opposed to simply paying his release clause amount of £22m, as £4.5m seems a hefty additional amount in order to spread the transfer fee. Surely banks would have lent us the money at a far lower cost? Thoughts are that these may have something to do with FFP, hence we need to spread the transfer fee. Thoughts fellow Gooners?

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20 Jun 2018 07:32:07
I think the reason for the steep difference in price is because Sampadoria are losing a key player for a big fee, and will want to be able to reinvest that in their squad. So maybe with Arsenal paying them in installments over a number of years, they're unable to do this, so want a higher fee?

20 Jun 2018 07:57:01
Hi Paddy, yes that makes complete sense from Sampdoria's perspective, but why do Arsenal need or want to pay £4.5m more for staggered payment? We have virtually broken even in the transfer market over the last few seasons and have substantial funds in the bank. If we needed to borrow money, the banks would provide funds far cheaper than the additional £4.5m additional sum we will pay Sampdoria. I can only surmise that the way we have staggered payments for signings over the last few seasons has caught up with us from a FFP perspective. Little else makes much sense. Unless the additional sum covers agents fees and we have agreed to pay, provided the transfer fee is staggered?

20 Jun 2018 09:10:34
Really pleased Dick is backing Hector although I know some fans see Belerin the same way I see Xhaka, poor old Steve as he doesn't rate either:-)

20 Jun 2018 09:54:54
Sounds more like they will have more to spend in this windows budget if they spread the cost.



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