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Gary's January Transfer Window

grecian-near-hell

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Indeed, but what I was getting at is how would your average fan know there’s a release clause?
Just assume there is one!

Always gives the selling club a way out if selling a popular player!
 

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How did he escape the net?
He joined Chelsea at the age of 12 from "grass roots" football having previously been in Reading’s youth set up. His family must have left Exeter when he was young.
 

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Millwall tracking Nombe….
In some ways this is a strange one. Millwall are 2 pts off the play-offs and have their eyes on the Premiership. Sam might be able to help them achieve this, but would he then be able to "cut it" thereafter ? Maybe Sam or his equivalents are all that they can afford and they are looking for the next Toney ? I rate Sam for the job that he is doing for us, but is he in that sort of category ?
I really can't see us looking to "cash in" at the moment unless we are forced to by a dreaded release clause. With 18 months to go on his contract, if Sam goes on to reach his target of 20+ goals for the season, surely the summer would be the time that we could extract maximum value for him ?
 

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In some ways this is a strange one. Millwall are 2 pts off the play-offs and have their eyes on the Premiership. Sam might be able to help them achieve this, but would he then be able to "cut it" thereafter ? Maybe Sam or his equivalents are all that they can afford and they are looking for the next Toney ? I rate Sam for the job that he is doing for us, but is he in that sort of category ?
I really can't see us looking to "cash in" at the moment unless we are forced to by a dreaded release clause. With 18 months to go on his contract, if Sam goes on to reach his target of 20+ goals for the season, surely the summer would be the time that we could extract maximum value for him ?
If he has release clause, the time we extract maximum value will be when it's matched.
 

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If he has release clause, the time we extract maximum value will be when it's matched.
No necessarily.

If two clubs offered to meet the release clause, a bidding war could ensue. It has happened before.
 

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No necessarily.

If two clubs offered to meet the release clause, a bidding war could ensue. It has happened before.
It would only be a bidding war between those clubs and the digits in Sam’s contract. We’d still get exactly the same if a release clause is met, regardless if it is one club meeting it or fifty of them.
 

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In some ways this is a strange one. Millwall are 2 pts off the play-offs and have their eyes on the Premiership. Sam might be able to help them achieve this, but would he then be able to "cut it" thereafter ? Maybe Sam or his equivalents are all that they can afford and they are looking for the next Toney ? I rate Sam for the job that he is doing for us, but is he in that sort of category ?
I really can't see us looking to "cash in" at the moment unless we are forced to by a dreaded release clause. With 18 months to go on his contract, if Sam goes on to reach his target of 20+ goals for the season, surely the summer would be the time that we could extract maximum value for him ?
Agreed. Though it might be that what Millwall want/need is to bolster their *Squad* with a 3rd or 4th striker who will only play when the first choices are injured/subbed late on. Apologies for this comparison, but like we had Zanzala (albeit only on loan) last season. If just one or two late goals from sam made the difference to getting into the Premiership then a £1m fee would be very well spent.

PS agree summer is a better departure time,*unless* we sell to someone desperate who is loaded with oodles of cash!
 
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It would only be a bidding war between those clubs and the digits in Sam’s contract. We’d still get exactly the same if a release clause is met, regardless if it is one club meeting it or fifty of them.
Are you sure about this? Presumably if a single club offers the amount specified in the release clause then we're obliged to accept their offer. If, however, the release clause specifies, say, 500k and Club A offers us 500k and Club B offers us 600k then we can elect to sell to the club making the highest offer.
 

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Are you sure about this? Presumably if a single club offers the amount specified in the release clause then we're obliged to accept their offer. If, however, the release clause specifies, say, 500k and Club A offers us 500k and Club B offers us 600k then we can elect to sell to the club making the highest offer.
No we can't. An agreed release clause being met is just that, it is being met. We cannot select either bid if it meets the threshold and therefore in legal terms our only option is to accept the offer in accordance with the min fee release. The amount of clubs that meet that offer is irrelevant
 

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Crazy how many times release clauses have to be explained on this board. No club will pay over a release clause because they can talk to the player as soon as they hit it. Then it’s solely down to the player to choose.
 
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