Makes our deals for Phillips, Ingram and Ibe look rather minuscule in comparison
Does it? Our fee for Ibe will hopefully rise to ~£3.1m. Our deal for Phillips would have been worth about £1.7m had we not screwed it up. Our deal for Ingram... who knows how much that might be worth.
I'm of course referring to the initial down payment - i'd be amazed if OUFC haven't included a sell on clause in addition to the 1.6m
The key difference is we have to sell to survive, Oxford don't.
What's the 'initial down payment' in the O'Dowda deal?
In fairness, money has shot up just in the last 5 or so years.
But no doubt Oxford are negotiating from more of a position of strength than we've done. Although they were supposed to have made a huge loss. But a couple of big sales seems to have sorted that!
Wasn't he one of our youth team....
Don't think so, apparently he's been with Oxford since the age of nine.
I'm mistaken then...
You might be thinking of James Roberts. He moved to the PNL's from our academy after it was closed down.
Ok that be the one...cheers for that..