Following Liverpool officially announcing the signing of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland yesterday (Thursday), I was waiting to hear Manchester United announcing the signing of Phil Jones from Blackburn but I am now reading on ESPNsoccernet that the deal taking Jones to United has hit a snag! I had a good laugh reading this as many United fans had started laughing at us saying that they have ‘stolen’ Jones from under our noses. Now we may have the last laugh as apparently Blackburn and United have not agreed on a transfer fee for Jones!
We all thought that Jones could be sold for £16million which was the fee in his contract but apparently that £16million clause only states that a club which bids £16million or above can talk to Jones and it does not mean that is how much the buying team has to pay to get their man.
Blackburn now want £25million for Jones. I find this to be very funny as Jones has already had a medical at United and agreed personal terms but the important thing which is the transfer fee has not bee agreed upon between the two clubs. So if Blackburn stand firm and say they want £25million and United do not want to pay this, Liverpool may still get their man if we are willing to part with that amount for him.
These transfers are getting more and more complicated with each passing season! You can never say you have your man until he is wearing your shirt and posing for pictures in it!