Transfers are so damn hard to compare. So many factors go into the price that a club pays for a player; how long does the player have left on his contract? How old is the player? Does the club need the cash badly? It is a minefield in which both clubs (the selling club and the buying club) will always be trying to make it look to their fans like they got the best end of the deal (this is why a lot of transfers are now “Undisclosed”, so clubs can save face and claim a good deal even if they didn’t get one).
However, after this week’s report that Sunderland have offered £10m for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher, it has led me to really wonder if there is any value in the British transfer market. Read the rest of this entry →