The midfielder would be making his seventh start in what has been a highly successful return to Vicarage Road which Bleacher Report claim would mean Watford would be obligated to purchase him outright in the summer.
The agreed fee is believed to be £8m.
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1 Posted 16/03/2017 at 17:58:02
2 Posted 16/03/2017 at 18:14:11
3 Posted 16/03/2017 at 19:17:46
Getting £7 million for Gibson and Oviedo plus what we can get for Lennon, Niasse, Jags, Stekelenburg et al in the summer might pay for young Keane or whatever his name is from Burnley, plus go towards another.
4 Posted 16/03/2017 at 19:35:18
5 Posted 16/03/2017 at 19:49:36
6 Posted 16/03/2017 at 20:10:05
7 Posted 16/03/2017 at 20:19:23
8 Posted 16/03/2017 at 20:41:42
9 Posted 16/03/2017 at 22:53:29
£8mil / 104 = £75,000 a week (approx)
I guess they are, but if Watford weren't paying any wages and they buy for £8mil we've done well. He wouldn't have been on £75k a week I hope, so a conservative guess of £50k leaves a profit of £2.8mil, less any signing on fee we gave him for being a free agent.
Good business, at the worst cost neutral so worth the gamble. Sure he's a nice lad but there's no room for that now at EFC.
10 Posted 16/03/2017 at 22:57:24
11 Posted 16/03/2017 at 23:44:40
Don't think we can count on money for Jags.
Heard a little whisper he's going back to Sheff Utd after this season, on a free, as reward for his long service.
12 Posted 16/03/2017 at 23:50:34
13 Posted 17/03/2017 at 06:28:26
I hope they don't give him a free cos we're nice guys. We had to pay a whack for Williams and in my opinion him and Jags are not that far apart, if at all.
I doubt anyone would give us a player for nothing. Getting him off the wage bill is in itself a good deal but we have to get market value on a transfer.
Finally, he's better than Sheffield United.
14 Posted 17/03/2017 at 09:25:56
15 Posted 17/03/2017 at 10:33:09
16 Posted 17/03/2017 at 15:33:47
Don't be surprised if he's back in a coaching role one day soon.
17 Posted 17/03/2017 at 15:50:38
18 Posted 17/03/2017 at 17:47:06
19 Posted 17/03/2017 at 18:07:39
It surely couldn't be that they know a little bit more than their many critics give them credit for??
20 Posted 18/03/2017 at 10:21:15
21 Posted 18/03/2017 at 20:39:43
22 Posted 19/03/2017 at 00:11:24
23 Posted 19/03/2017 at 07:24:06
A high-energy left-back or wing-back to support Koeman's favoured Back 3 formation (long term Baines' replacement)
An attacking, creative mid-fielder (Sigurdsson, Rooney etc)
At least 1 strong Centre Back (Keane, McGuire, Van Dijk)
A back-up striker to Lukaku
All this will cost about £100 million in the current market. Does Moshiri have the money to do that without selling Lukaku and Barkley?
24 Posted 19/03/2017 at 08:48:09
And he cost us how much in transfer fee? Remind me?
25 Posted 19/03/2017 at 12:00:59
Given the numbers in the academy that look ready, I think we need quality and not quantity. Two centre-backs, a striker and a left back are a must. And another attacking mid if they come available. Expect a long post season link with Shaw, Keane, Van Dijk, the young Fulham left back, Celtic Dembele, and a big mistake if it happened Rooney. If we are after a veteran get Defoe from relegated Moyes.
The above net spend could still be modest, and still fit financial fair play.
26 Posted 19/03/2017 at 21:29:04
27 Posted 19/03/2017 at 22:07:30
"But if Watford weren't paying any wages..."
Watford will have been paying his wages Robert, we may be soft but not THAT stupid. It's common for the borrowing club to pay all or most of a loan players wages.
Unless it's a Turkish club who think you should pay them for loaning him, and then not send him back...
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