Press making up transfer fees

#1
I’ve seen our new signing reported as £4.5 Million and £3Million. Meanwhile the filth are going to get a fee of between £15Million or £25Million depending on who you believe. These are just recent examples of the crazy variations on fees reported. Do the press just make them up or are the true fees just never reported properly anymore.
 
#8
Remember Arveladze was reported at £850k rather than £8.5m or something.

Mostly its just speculation & they seem to get it within the region of the actual fee but then clearly sometimes it is completely wrong
 

Walters80

Well-Known Member
#9
Actually the mHedia are doing them more harm than good by reporting the Tierney fee at £25m. Imagine being chairman of a club when that lot come calling for a player.

A £2m rated player will suddenly become a 3/4 million player for them as clubs will see what they've supposedly taken in and know they will be desperate to appease the angry hordes after Tierney's sale.

I expect a few utter panic buys over the next 10 days with the backlash Lawwell will get over this.
 

Sandbear

Well-Known Member
#10
No one really knows the fees paid and received they are just guessing.
One of the best examples is Donatti who was a £6m capture then he was not as good as the media thought the fee dropped to about £1.5m. Basically they are tarrier cocksuckers in the main who fluff up their buys and sales.
 

Coza

Well-Known Member
#14
Rangers buy a player his transfer fee is roughly known and stated. As is the case with most teams.

Celtic buy a player you get some press who do the same as the rangers players bought but Celtic placemen in the press will add on every component of the deal to report “Celtic get £xm man”. If said player is a turkey then The fee will over time reduce in the press to the actual value. As stated above. See donatti.

Another good example. Ki was sold to Swansea the same day Seansea signed some lad from another team down south. Celtic and Scottish press claimed Celtic got £8m or something daft. Swansea meanwhile released an official statement saying the other player they signed that day was for a club record fee of £7m. Proper LOL!
 
#15
Rangers buy a player his transfer fee is roughly known and stated. As is the case with most teams.

Celtic buy a player you get some press who do the same as the rangers players bought but Celtic placemen in the press will add on every component of the deal to report “Celtic get £xm man”. If said player is a turkey then The fee will over time reduce in the press to the actual value. As stated above. See donatti.

Another good example. Ki was sold to Swansea the same day Seansea signed some lad from another team down south. Celtic and Scottish press claimed Celtic got £8m or something daft. Swansea meanwhile released an official statement saying the other player they signed that day was for a club record fee of £7m. Proper LOL!
Yeah they say Celtc paid £7 mill for Julien? In a way they might have but that was probably with add ons taking in his wages ect,if they paid £7 mill plus his salary it would probably take it up to £12 mill,Celtc didn't pay that kind of money I'm a 100% certain?...But it keeps the gullible hordes happy
 
#21
It’s not just in Scotland to be fair. The English media constantly inflate transfer fees too when it suits them. Every player that’s signed by a big team is always reported as a lot more than it actually is, while any flops will be sold for much less than they actually go for. Just a case of making up numbers to fit a story
 

Greebo

Well-Known Member
#28
Not at the time of sale you don't though. Press are claiming to know transfer fees up front and even before deals are going ahead. I doubt very much the clubs are furnishing them with that info.
They may be if it suits their purposes, the problem is there's really no way of knowing where the figure came from or how reliable it is.

I don't know why people get so fused about it though. The important thing is how well the player plays and whether he enhances the team, not how much his original fee was.
 
#32
In what kind of world is a two bob left back,who's hardly played this year and is currently unfit for action worth more than a 23yo CF who has just come off a 30 goal season?

It makes no sense whatsoever unless you factor in an agenda driven media.
 

DylanGer

Well-Known Member
#34
I never really got this media fee paranoia stuff-as if an inflated asking fee in the Daily Record is going to make a club pay more-it's a nonsense.

Similarly whilst I don't doubt clubs try to manipulate the fees in terms of PR it's a double edged sword you inflate you paid big bucks and it goes wrong it backfires.

FF is of course a Rangers forum so Celtic players are never any good and the fees are inflated-you will read Morelos is better than Dembele-Tav better than Tierney etc etc....it is what it is....

In the modern day it's hard to tell-you will see a lot of debate on here about Grezda and people saying the 2.5M was overstated-that's because it's went wrong.

The transfer market is the market-the media really doesn't matter especially here in Scotland where we are really nowhere in European terms.
 

Greebo

Well-Known Member
#35
I never really got this media fee paranoia stuff-as if an inflated asking fee in the Daily Record is going to make a club pay more-it's a nonsense.

Similarly whilst I don't doubt clubs try to manipulate the fees in terms of PR it's a double edged sword you inflate you paid big bucks and it goes wrong it backfires.

FF is of course a Rangers forum so Celtic players are never any good and the fees are inflated-you will read Morelos is better than Dembele-Tav better than Tierney etc etc....it is what it is....

In the modern day it's hard to tell-you will see a lot of debate on here about Grezda and people saying the 2.5M was overstated-that's because it's went wrong.

The transfer market is the market-the media really doesn't matter especially here in Scotland where we are really nowhere in European terms.
I agree, I don't know where the notion came from that tabloid newspapers in Scotland can influence what clubs elsewhere in the Worlds are willing to pay for players but it seems to be an accepted fact for a lot of people.
 

tazzabear

Well-Known Member
#36
Not at the time of sale you don't though. Press are claiming to know transfer fees up front and even before deals are going ahead. I doubt very much the clubs are furnishing them with that info.
Yes, I see where you’re coming from.
I think we all know that the next time a sports “journalist” tells the truth will be the first time.
 

temperance

Well-Known Member
#40
I never really got this media fee paranoia stuff-as if an inflated asking fee in the Daily Record is going to make a club pay more-it's a nonsense.

Similarly whilst I don't doubt clubs try to manipulate the fees in terms of PR it's a double edged sword you inflate you paid big bucks and it goes wrong it backfires.

FF is of course a Rangers forum so Celtic players are never any good and the fees are inflated-you will read Morelos is better than Dembele-Tav better than Tierney etc etc....it is what it is....

In the modern day it's hard to tell-you will see a lot of debate on here about Grezda and people saying the 2.5M was overstated-that's because it's went wrong.

The transfer market is the market-the media really doesn't matter especially here in Scotland where we are really nowhere in European terms.
No, Stevie G rubbished the£2.5m report on Grezda.
 

nybear

Well-Known Member
#41
I’ve seen our new signing reported as £4.5 Million and £3Million. Meanwhile the filth are going to get a fee of between £15Million or £25Million depending on who you believe. These are just recent examples of the crazy variations on fees reported. Do the press just make them up or are the true fees just never reported properly anymore.
our true fees will be reduced by the media and the scum will have 25 million like today and two things will happen, firstly they will tell the hordes when it doesnt happen they still have a 25 million player and if it does it will for an undisclosed fee with add ons.
 
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