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We should have broke the bank to keep Michael Hector

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He was rather good wasn’t he.

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Could do with him right now

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Reyt player

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4 minutes ago, 0114 said:

£5m for a player who is 27 is the sort of business I’m glad we are no longer conducting.
 

Good player but wasn’t worth anywhere near that amount of money with 12 months left on his deal. 

 

 

It was an undisclosed fee, how do you know it was 5 mil?

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Good player but if Fulham paid the suggested £5m fee, before even considering his wages, then we were right to pass.

 

 

 

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No we shouldn't. We broke the bank before for players better then him and missed the big time cos of it, and then are back in a similar position now. 

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3 minutes ago, Weshallovercome said:

 

 

It was an undisclosed fee, how do you know it was 5 mil?

Sheffield Star.

 

“The Blues were said to want £5 million for Hector, who recently entered the final year of his contract with the club for whom he has never played a competitive fixture”


The Sun reckons it was £8m.

 

“CHELSEA defender Michael Hector has joined Fulham with an £8million deal to be officially completed in January.“

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18 minutes ago, 0114 said:

£5m for a player who is 27 is the sort of business I’m glad we are no longer conducting.
 

Good player but wasn’t worth anywhere near that amount of money with 12 months left on his deal. 

 

 

£5 million pounds is nothing for a defender of his quality

27 is no age either

Was definitely worth every penny if we are serious about challenging for promotion

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4 minutes ago, fudge27 said:

No we shouldn't. We broke the bank before for players better then him and missed the big time cos of it, and then are back in a similar position now. 

 

Better than him?

Really?

He's solid. He's strong, fast, and reads the game amazingly well

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19 minutes ago, 0114 said:

£5m for a player who is 27 is the sort of business I’m glad we are no longer conducting.
 

Good player but wasn’t worth anywhere near that amount of money with 12 months left on his deal. 

Signed in January, so technically 6 months left on his contract. Without the successful loan with us he would have been £400k isj

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5 minutes ago, fudge27 said:

No we shouldn't. We broke the bank before for players better then him and missed the big time cos of it, and then are back in a similar position now. 


Who did we break the bank for who was as good as him and at the peak of his career age-wise? I’m sure if we could have got him we would have.

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1 minute ago, @owlstalk said:

 

Better than him?

Really?

He's solid. He's strong, fast, and reads the game amazingly well

How old is Iorfa? Makes hector look slow.... will only get better and c£260k

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I really like him but the 8 million quotes were too much for a good player but who was prone to silly mistakes.

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1 minute ago, nbupperthongowl said:

How old is Iorfa? Makes hector look slow.... will only get better and c£260k

 

Don't think it should ever be a case of one vs the other


If we truly really genuinely want to compete we should be securing the best possible available players


So ideally you'd have Hector AND Iorfa in the same starting lineup

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1 minute ago, @owlstalk said:

 

 

£5 million pounds is nothing for a defender of his quality

27 is no age either

Was definitely worth every penny if we are serious about challenging for promotion

£5m to us is definitely not “nothing”. It’s a huge sum. Especially when he had 12 months left on his contract. 
 

Signing players at 27 for big money is the reason we have FFP issues. Because you aren’t going to get that money back. So for a club that needs to generate profits signing players like Hector at £5m is not “good business”. Signing players like Iorfa for a few hundred thousands at 23 years old is the better business for us. 

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Just now, @owlstalk said:

 

 

£5 million pounds is nothing for a defender of his quality

27 is no age either

Was definitely worth every penny if we are serious about challenging for promotion

Maybe but going forward I'd hope that we'll be run on a prudent, sustainable basis. Personally I doubt that Hector would have turned us into genuine promotion candidates this season and the summer will likely see a clear out of quite a few cash drains creating an opportunity to rebuild more prudently.

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29 minutes ago, 0114 said:

£5m for a player who is 27 is the sort of business I’m glad we are no longer conducting.
 

Good player but wasn’t worth anywhere near that amount of money with 12 months left on his deal. 

Absolutely . Spending big money on ageing players has created  massive debts. 

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