Why Ashley Coles Transfer Fee Is So Substantial

By M. B. Zaidi

There have been a few figures thrown out in the media of the potential value of Ashley Coles transfer fee to Chelsea if that ever does materialise which it seems it will. Ashley Cole is a fine defender, he is at a perfect age, is English and has vast experience at both club and international level. I cant think of a better left full back to sign in the entire world and think he is a class act for sure.

Ashley has grown up at our club and has always been a crowd favourite…that is of course until the stupid tapping up affair with Chelsea ruined his reputation with the fans and the club. He now for some reason feels that the club has betrayed him even though he was the one going behind the clubs back doing illegal things…anyway forget that its all in the past…the point now is we are about a week or so away from the Champions League tie on the 8th August and Clichy has been ruled out for the beginning part of our season along with Diaby, Lauren and Senderos. If Cole was to play in that match he would be cup tied for the Champions League if he was to move to Chelsea, which would significantly reduce his transfer fee.

It all seems a bit stupid to me that people are happy with the squad we have, even though most I have talked to are extremely worried about our lack of signings that are actually solid enough to be considered acquisitions that have improved our squad. Signings like Hleb…who cost a bit at the time but has slotted in and his class has shone threw…Hopefully this time next season I will be saying that Rosicky is another signing that made an immediate impact.

The price that Chelsea apparently wanted to pay was a mere £16 million…at a time where Carrick has just gone for a stupidly high price of £17.25 million. Other figures thrown out have been £20 million and £26 million. I read on another site that we are being greedy and I 100% DON’T AGREE WITH THAT…why the hell shouldn’t we be greedy…he is our asset, has 2 years left on his contract and is arguably the best left back in the world…YES £26 million is higher than he is worth to a normal club, but this is Chelsea…not just that they have the spending power of Mr. Abramovich but also because they are one of our biggest rivals in terms of winning the title. AND also that they pay stupid fees for everyone else that is a nobody or scored a few goals in the champions league for one season, or was highly rated on championship manager….We are giving up a player who is quick, strong, defensively quite brilliant and attackingly superb…

Let me take you back to a few seasons back where Shaun Wright Phillips was about to leave Man City…apparently we wanted him too as well as Liverpool….he got a bit greedy and went to Chelsea and how many games has he played?…EXACTLY MY POINT….Chelsea purchased him just so their rivals couldn’t…so if that was £21 million (from the top of my head) then why the hell would we settle for anything less…

Chelsea would pay £26 million JUST TO weaken our side…and I for one cant wait until it is all over with…im getting bored to death by it and think it will do everyone good once he leaves…Traore looks a real talent and Clichy and Flamini are competent…£26 million that can be invested in making our squad stronger (the debt repayment of our new stadium)…

More on what I think is necessary for us to spend on in the transfer market later but I will say we shouldn’t settle for anything less than £20 million…anything higher is a bonus…Beg to differ? Leave your comments by clicking that little comment thing on the bottom right…more later all…good day…