Money in the Benk?
A poster recently pointed out that finding a good player is similar to getting a good player on a long term loan as they only last two seasons maximum , only we bank some cash .
Its basically true though , the most we could expect or get is two seasons from a real good loan , like Patrick Roberts for instance .
Paddy had been there seen it and done it with the club and thought he would try his hand elsewhere and it would be good for him . I would have agreed in principle and he claimed it was fruitful before an injury forced him onto the sidelines.
That that club and Patricks time together was fruitful could be the clincher in capturing his signature , should those discussions ever take place.
Talking of buying a loanee though I was pondering just how much roughly would we have to fork out for Benkovic ? Hes a classy act , and would be a great signing if affordable and also if he wishes to stay . Hes the loanee I would be pulling out the stops for thats for sure .
But Im dreaming right ?
How could it be sold to him , a potential move .
Green tinted specs warning of course. First its a four year contract but you leave after 2 years with our blessing or sign a new deal with us should all parties be happy .
Two years as number one name on the teamsheet ,,, winning medals and showing your skills in Europe is very beneficial for your development . Just look what we did for Virgil eh .
After that two years you will command a move and get a starting berth at a Epl club , history shows our bhoys do.
Your current parent club are willing to let you develop for those two seasons and wish first option on you .
He might be tempted, but then the big drop in wages would put him off , what could we offer ?
Well Filip you will immediately be entering our top wage bracket . As that would be a big step down we are willing to offer you 50 percent of the profit on our selling fee ie we buy for 13 and sell for 25 you bank 6 million.
We want a 20 percent sell on fee on your next contract .
You play , learn , leave and earn !
Now onto Leicester,, do I think they would contemplate such a deal ?
Yes actually I do . Unless he is told hes is the squad , or even possibly a starter , then its going to be a case of well then I want to go on loan or get sold . Leicester may well be happy to say stay away and learn and if we need you we call you .
And then the fee of course is a biggie.
I would offer their money back and first dibs , an option to buy back , and thus everyones happy.
I dont think Leicester could stick much if any onto his price having not played him .
Their original outlay of 13 million Euro isnt that big at all by Epl standards, infact thats the bottom rung of their ladder . Many fans in that league would be horrified if a never played there before 13 million “ only “ player was given a starting berth at the very heart of defence in that tough league.
It doesnt tend to happen and such a player gets slowly introduced through cup games and maybe slots in for an injured player but is only holding the position .
2 seasons of silverware and a good chance of a shot in the Champions league group stages though would help any such transition big time.
The club itself is going through a major transition due to the tragic accident , more uncertainty.
And the manager that admired our bhoy Claude Puel just got sacked , more uncertainty.
Two seasons of settled stability knowing hes first choice might just be what the bhoy needs.
Would the numbers add up ?
Well we stepped up a notch for Odsonne , its only natural at some stage we will reach for the next rung on the ladder , and this is that rung . If you are going to step up and do some serious business then it would be only sensible to have a nice cushion to fall back on in reserve , a healthy bank balance so youre not leaning too heavily on your big buy(s) . Were covered there , check.
Also theres always a risk in any and every transfer ,, after all Odsonne gets a John Kennedy this weekend and we have taken a bath on approx 10 million or so ,,, my point is we are already taking big risks , so please dont think Mahe thats too big of a risk .
Sports athletes insurance also helps us not take the full bath should it ever come to that .
It would be too be of a risk to have too many big buys at once , but essentially adding a big buy to Odsonne is not a huge risk in the grand scheme of things .
We truly could consider them valuable assets .
So outlay 13 million
Wages 25k per week over two seasons approx 2.6 million
Total Outlay 15.6 million
Selling fee 20 million
Half profit 3.5 million
Future percentage from 40 million sale ,, 8 million
Total Profit approx 11.5 million
Selling fee 25 million
Half profit 6 million
Future percentage 40 million ,,, 8 million
Total profit approx 14 million
In the first scenario Benk would be earning approx 60k per week if translated ,, his reported wage now.
The second scenario would see the big man pick up roughly 85k per week if translated .
This system also provides a financial encouragement for the player to do well , ala the percentage of selling fee .
Obviously we cannot state what fee we will recoup if any , but can say with a large degree of certainty that he will increase in value . I honestly would envisage us pulling in at least 20 million , that bubble thats been bursting for years would finally need to burst if we were not going to get that for him imo.
Some might say that Virgils windfall covers the fee , and Scott Browns wages cover the salary so its as you were for a fine defender .
As I work it out if we “ use “ him for two years we can walk away profitable and with a bit of a higher profile . Top tier earners dont have just cause to complain or demand parity as he wouldnt break the wage structure either , just hoover up nicely on the back end . Also the bhoy might like it and stay long term , who knows maybe he would feel appreciated and at home !
So the way I read it we could break the bank for Benk . If we really wanted to and got creative , but where theres a will theres a way .
My question to you is would you do that deal above ?
Prove your bampotness by banging on about something , anything , and send it in for the crew