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Liverpool FC’s Carroll could earn £14 million from transfer

Andy CarrollLiverpool striker Andy Carroll could pocket the  bulk of the £15 million transfer fee on offer if he signs for West Ham.

The player, who is expected to sign his new contract shortly at Upton Park shortly, has already seen his agents negotiate an uplift in his wages from a reported £80,000 a week to just short of £100,000 , but a much bigger pay day is in the offing.

The player still has just over three years left on a contract he signed just over two years ago and as he did not ask for a transfer is entitled to be paid up in full – if the figure of £80,000 is correct, and there is no cancellation clause, then that amounts to  an eye- watering £12.4 million. It is not what the player is demanding, but it could be what he is legally entitled too.

In addition, his agents will ensure that he receives a portion of the £15 million transfer fee. In practice this means at least 10 per cent and although it is usually paid as a signing on fee by the buying club, it can be given as a loyalty bonus by the seller. The two figures, if paid, would mean that virtually all the transfer funds Liverpool receive would be paid to the player, though they would, of course, save a similar amount on his wages.

However, paying the full amount is highly unusual, otherwise the seller could simply keep the player in the reserves and be no worse off.

Generally, the selling club and player come to agreement over the amount of money that will be paid to the player to cancel the contract – usually around a third of the sum due, which in Carroll’s case would be around £4.5m – but in the case of Carroll the club are entering new territory; it is virtually unheard of for a club to ditch a marque signing with such a long period outstanding on his contract.

Posted 12:12 PM Monday June 10, 2013. Filed under Liverpool FC,Premier League. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response to this entry. Pinging is currently not allowed.

13 Responses to Liverpool FC’s Carroll could earn £14 million from transfer

  1. Rian Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    he he.. in that case LFC should allow his contract to run down and keep him on the bench for three years.. he will lose 3 years playing time and WC14 and Euro 16 gone.. He then might stop being greedy and find a better agent than Mark Curtis…

  2. ADRIAN Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    what a load of rubbish!!!!!

  3. Hemel Hammer Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Doesn’t ring true to me…….

  4. Philtheiron Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Ah! Could this be what the so called hold up is? There was me thinking Carroll was becoming an ungrateful bastard by taking the pure piss out of the Hammers to get the real move he wanted! Silly me! Beginning to feel you can keep him as if he doesn’t want to come to east London then let him rot in the reds reserves and good riddance! Hope Brenda and the club have the balls to call his bluff and if he doesn’t leave let him play out his contract with the kids/ reserves! Massive respect to Liverpool if they took that stance!

  5. Fortunes Always Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Absolute tosh….he won’t get 3 years of his LFC contract even though he didn’t ask for the move, there may have been bonus payments. Parker wanted to move to Spurs from WHU he therefore gave up his bonus by formerly handing in a transfer request.

  6. Ian Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Total bullshit

    Where do u get this crap from

  7. Cou Reply

    June 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    You got it all wrong mate. Liverpool won’t pay his wages-that’s patently absurd. No understanding of football finance and contracts so why bother trying to write about it?

    • Regan Reply

      June 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Er… perhaps you could explain why Liverpool paid £3.6 million to Joe Cole when he went to West Ham?

      • Ian Reply

        June 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm

        To get him of the wage bill and it was a payment to make up the short fall in wages as he was going to westham on less but as Carroll is going to westham on MORE MONEY A WEEK y would we pay off his contract total shit

        • Regan Reply

          June 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

          If Carroll had three years left on his contract – then he is unlikely to walk away with nothing, whatever you might wish.That he is going to earn more at West Ham is a complete irrelevance, unless Liverpool are paying the extra as part of the settlement.

          • Ian

            June 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

            He will get 10% of the transfer Few for not asking for 1 but won’t get anything else

  8. Patrick Reynolds Reply

    June 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    This is perhaps the worst of all these titillation type articles I have ever read!!! You obviously do not understand how the transfer market works at all. By the way, at Liverpool his wages were 80k per week and he has been offered a contract worth 80K per week so he is not out of pocket. He will get a signing on fee and he will get a cut of the transfer fee……… I have just noticed that there is no journalist byline to this piece…..probably just as well as they would not get much football reporting work in the real world if they published their name alongside this piece.

  9. David Reply

    June 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    if this were true Liverpool would let him rot on bench for next 3 years. I thought bonus payments and sell on fees depended on a profit on player.

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