Date:Tuesday July 17 2007
Blackburn Rovers Manager Mark Hughes has hit out at the staggering amount of money be paid for players nowadays, and feels this is spiralling out of control.
Rovers have thus far only spent £350,000 in signing two players (and all of this was spent on Maceo Rigters!!!) whereas clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United have spent close to £100 million between then, with Tottenham Hotspur not far behind with transfer fees approaching £50 million, so between the three of them they have contributed almost half of the entire money spent this summer, which is coming close to an incredible £300 million!!!
The reason for this, according to Hughes, is the extra money being generated by the new Television deal (along with added pressures to succeed), meaning clubs are paying over the top for talent that maybe they necessarily wouldn't ordinarily have to, although spending has increased summer after summer over the years (with this years spending more than doubling last summers!!!)
Sparky told the Lancashire Telegraph:
"There's a lot of players moving around at the moment and the value that has been put on those players is totally out of sync to what they are actually worth.
"I think it's just people looking around to see what's available, and who they can get into their club, and they are having to pay top dollar, and over and above top dollar on occasions.
"I'm just grateful for the squad I've got. It's taken three years to get to this side together and I'm grateful that we are in a situation where we don't have to go out in the market place and buy players for the sake of it, paying over the odds."
Sparky is MORE than happy with his squad (and so he should be!), and when looking at who has actually moved, and how much has been paid for them he is not entirely convinced that had he paid what others did it would have even improved the Rovers squad!!!
"But there's a lot of players also going for five, six, seven and eight million, and I look at some of the players that have moved, and I then look at my squad and think they wouldn't improve it.
"So I'm quite comfortable with the situation that we are in."
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Date:Tuesday July 17 2007
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