Bradford City prepared for bad financial news over Cleverley loan move

Tom Cleverley has moved from Manchester United on loan to Aston Villa

Tom Cleverley has moved from Manchester United on loan to Aston Villa

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CITY are waiting to find out if they are entitled to any money from Tom Cleverley's season-long loan move to Aston Villa.

But they are not expecting good news after a permanent deal for Manchester United's former Valley Parade youngster failed to materialise.

City have a sell-on clause, believed to be around ten per cent, in any transfer fee and there was talk of an £8million figure for the out-of-favour England international. Any reward from a loan fee would be much lower.

Villa could still try to buy him permanently in January and Everton may also be interested.

But Cleverley is out of contract in the summer and could then move on a free transfer – leaving City with nothing.

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11:46am Wed 3 Sep 14

lawsonio123 says...

Interesting Has he is only on loan Manchester can still sell him to another club they will not wish to lose money and are sure to attempt this in January which gives City some hope of a windfall. The whole system is now in favour of the player who can walk away and line his pockets. The balance of power needs adjustment in order to sate guard clubs who bring these players up.
Interesting Has he is only on loan Manchester can still sell him to another club they will not wish to lose money and are sure to attempt this in January which gives City some hope of a windfall. The whole system is now in favour of the player who can walk away and line his pockets. The balance of power needs adjustment in order to sate guard clubs who bring these players up. lawsonio123
  • Score: 7

11:52am Wed 3 Sep 14

jamiejoe says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Interesting Has he is only on loan Manchester can still sell him to another club they will not wish to lose money and are sure to attempt this in January which gives City some hope of a windfall. The whole system is now in favour of the player who can walk away and line his pockets. The balance of power needs adjustment in order to sate guard clubs who bring these players up.
Well had 18 months on this contract when we cashed in - here Cleverley can sign pre-contract terms in Jan. if the same rules apply in the Prem.

Hence, we need him to perform well and get a new contract at Man Utd where they sell him for a decent fee in 2 or 3 years time.

Unless i am miss-reading this situation now?>?
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Interesting Has he is only on loan Manchester can still sell him to another club they will not wish to lose money and are sure to attempt this in January which gives City some hope of a windfall. The whole system is now in favour of the player who can walk away and line his pockets. The balance of power needs adjustment in order to sate guard clubs who bring these players up.[/p][/quote]Well had 18 months on this contract when we cashed in - here Cleverley can sign pre-contract terms in Jan. if the same rules apply in the Prem. Hence, we need him to perform well and get a new contract at Man Utd where they sell him for a decent fee in 2 or 3 years time. Unless i am miss-reading this situation now?>? jamiejoe
  • Score: 5

12:17pm Wed 3 Sep 14

tyker7745 says...

but was there a loan fee paid by villa: if so we are entitled to 10% of that. Remember Archie Christie got £40K of the £400K paid by Wigan for the loan of Cleverley a few years ago.

Come on Mr arker can you not find out?
but was there a loan fee paid by villa: if so we are entitled to 10% of that. Remember Archie Christie got £40K of the £400K paid by Wigan for the loan of Cleverley a few years ago. Come on Mr arker can you not find out? tyker7745
  • Score: 3

8:59am Thu 4 Sep 14

Cityman23 says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Interesting Has he is only on loan Manchester can still sell him to another club they will not wish to lose money and are sure to attempt this in January which gives City some hope of a windfall. The whole system is now in favour of the player who can walk away and line his pockets. The balance of power needs adjustment in order to sate guard clubs who bring these players up.
To be honest, though on this occasion, this goes against City's interests, I support the fact that this favours the player's interests. This is the 'Bosman' ruling effect, and clubs must live with it.

There is still a chance that City may get some money, though. if Cleverly does well, Villa may wish to secure him in January or Everton or another team may nip in to get him.
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Interesting Has he is only on loan Manchester can still sell him to another club they will not wish to lose money and are sure to attempt this in January which gives City some hope of a windfall. The whole system is now in favour of the player who can walk away and line his pockets. The balance of power needs adjustment in order to sate guard clubs who bring these players up.[/p][/quote]To be honest, though on this occasion, this goes against City's interests, I support the fact that this favours the player's interests. This is the 'Bosman' ruling effect, and clubs must live with it. There is still a chance that City may get some money, though. if Cleverly does well, Villa may wish to secure him in January or Everton or another team may nip in to get him. Cityman23
  • Score: 0

2:39pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Antec1 says...

No doubt the football club will go begging to the council again for money!
No doubt the football club will go begging to the council again for money! Antec1
  • Score: -9
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