Will Cesc really kiss goodbye to FIVE years of loyalty bonus?

If Cesc really wants out then he must put in an official transfer request.

Today Spanish journalist Graham Hunter told Skysports news that “if Cesc wants to join Barcelona he would need to hand in an official transfer request to Arsenal, otherwise the deal is dead

Barcelona want Cesc,  but they want  him on the cheap and wont pay the £50m Arsenal want for him.

Arsenal have already rejected a £29m bid and are now not even prepared to listen to any offers for the player.

And rightly so. Cesc is contracted to Arsenal for FIVE more years and we don’t want or have to sell.

Not a lot of people know this, But when a club sells a player they have to pay off the remaining duration of his contract (Loyalty bonus) If we were to sell Cesc for £30m if would cost us a fortune to pay off his contract.

NOW! If a player hands in an official transfer request, they waive there right to any loyalty bonus. SO ALL the transfer fee goes to the CLUB.

The Daily Mail have reported that Cesc will hand in an official transfer request to ensure that he makes a move to Barca.

Will Cesc really kiss goodbye to FIVE years of loyalty bonus? I doubt it! But maybe this is what Arsenal have been waiting for?…. Show your hand Cesc.

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  1. Calvin

    July 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm


  2. herdee string

    July 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    hang on – so eduardo, having gone to the Ukraine without handing in a transfer request yet having signed a ‘long term deal’ with Arsenal last summer, gets (‘Long term deal’) – one year * annual salary’ as he didn’t ‘waive’ his right by submitting a transfer request (NB waive and their are the correct spellings) –

    that would probably exceed the transfer fee which means you are talking bollocks…

  3. laughing boy

    July 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    have to agree… that is defo not true!

  4. king gooner

    July 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    where did you get £50 million from -lowest figure the club are reputed to be interested in is £60 milllion but the most common figure is £80 million considering hia age,status & length of existing contract-something the skint catalans can’t afford!

  5. admin

    July 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Its something that is not reported. But it is very true.. Some agents will agree a 50% compromise “IF” the player wants to go. In the case of Eduardo he WANTED to leave. Wenger only said last week that he wanted to keep him.

  6. jeffrey okwong

    July 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Cesc iz absolutely not going anywhere he iz still a material, his interest iz leading him to a free fall on the Barca bench so he`s got to make a rethink on his move.

  7. Paddy Hill-Wood

    July 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I reckon the loyalty bonus is paid to players if they reach the end of their contract by staying at the club or for each year they stay. The bonus will be a set amount of money (not the total amount you have been paid over 5 years) otherwise that would mean you only got the loyalty bonus if you were disloyal. So I think you are close to the truth in that if Cesc hands in a transfer request he loses any bonuses written into the contract, if we sell him without a request then he would still be entitled to bonuses.

    As for Eduardo, as when any player is sold both parties are free to negotiate exit terms eg if the new club are paying him less he could ask for AFC to pay the difference etc etc.

  8. Al

    July 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Even if Cesc hands in a transfer request we can and should reject it.

  9. Stephen

    July 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    If Ronaldo was worth 80 million so is Cesc, Barca seem to think they have the right to get him on the cheap just because he was once on the books, it does not work like that.

  10. kyawthu

    July 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    As Al said, the club can still reject a transfer request.

    But I doubt Cesc would do that. Thats like draining all the hard work down the flush regarding fans’ respect and love.

    Loyalty bonus is also set up for end of contract. It’s not relevant to Cesc’s contract I think.

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