Date: 31st May 2018 at 4:53pm
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Following the article by Vital Lion:

Villa Can’t Make The Numbers Add Up Any Other Way

TonyJ posted in the article comments. I thought it worthy of publishing. I have to admit I hadn’t realised all this.

One reason why Grealish sale offers the greatest opportunity to ease the FFP pressure, apart from his higher re-sale value, lies with the fact he has come through the academy.

As I understand it, his whole fee would go against our deficit, whilst a ‘bought in’ player would have a reduction made based on his original purchase price divided by the number of years of his contract. So, if someone was signed for, say, £8M over a 4-year deal, £2M would be taken off his sale price for FFP purposes.

If we need to claw back something between £30-40M, selling Jack for £20M would make a big dent into that. If Kodjia was sold for, say £7M, we would only benefit as follows:

Original purchase price: £11M over 4 years.

£7M – £11M/4 = £4.25M

With this in mind, I think Jack’s departure looks highly likely, unfortunately.

The only other option is to shift on Adomah, Chester, Kodjia & Hogan. Although many want McCormack and Richards gone, I doubt their resale values will help much for FFP purposes, apart from salary savings. We would probably benefit more selling Green or Davis, but they hopefully represent our future.

 

2 Replies to “One Reason Why Grealish Sale Would Offer The Greatest Opportunity To Ease The FFP Pressure”

  • There has to be price JF,and Bruce must fall first,and anew coach to wash away
    the player who don’t fit into the revolution that’s urgently needed. Bruce sadly
    Can’t deliver the new youthfulness ,pace, and tactics the game demands. He’s been
    Left behind by the New European influx. It Really showed hin losses for ideas throughout
    the season. Where are Xia ‘Wyness,the silence of indecision echoes out to fans.Bruce and
    the flops out. Asap

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