Sam's Transfer Funds Made Available
Sam Allardyce has been told he will be able to spend £13 million on new signings this summer after the deaprtures of Santa Cruz and Matt Derbyshire.
The Blackburn Rovers gaffer is back from holiday tomorrow and will crack on in his pursuit of new signings. The £13 million he has will be expected to fetch in a new striker and probably two more additions - a right back and a central midfielder most likely.
It is believed Rovers will receive £15m for Santa Cruz straight away before receiving in the region of an additional £3m in add-ons that are almost guaranteed based on future performance.
Add into that the imminent transfer of Matt Derbyshire and we have some much needed funds for this summer.
Now before everyone jumps in saying 'where has the rest of the money gone?!' from the two sales here is your explination. The £8 million that is left will be used to offset the loss on the season ticket prices that have been reduced for this season and also to service fixed asset debt. The Roque sale in particular will ease the pressure on finance at the club - a massive long term boost.
With Allardyce's knack of picking up a gem on a free transfer - there will be extra capacity for wages as well if Sam can find them.
Happy Tuesday morning everybody!