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AFC Bournemouth: Blake reveals 'small sacrifices' over Lallana deal

Bournemouth Echo: BIG MOVE: Liverpool's Adam Lallana BIG MOVE: Liverpool's Adam Lallana

CHIEF executive Neill Blake has moved to scotch speculation over the size of Cherries' windfall after Adam Lallana finally completed his big-money move from Southampton to Liverpool today.

The England international midfielder, who Saints plucked from Cherries' centre of excellence at the age of 12 in September 2000, was unveiled by the Reds having completed his switch for an undisclosed fee.

It has been widely reported that £25million was paid for the 26-year-old but the Daily Echo understands that Cherries, entitled to 25 per cent of the proceeds, received in the region of £4million from the deal.

Blake said that the Dean Court club were bound by confidentiality over their share of the cash but that the protracted negotiations had required flexibility from everyone concerned.

Blake told the club website: "The transfer fee was undisclosed which means our cut will also remain undisclosed, but it was certainly not as simple as 25 per cent of any fee which has been reported by the press over the past few weeks.

"There were lots of small sacrifices that had to be made by all parties for the deal to happen, but I think each club involved, and the player himself, can be very happy with the final outcome."

Cherries initially received £2,000 for the two years Lallana was registered with the club, together with a £1,000 finding fee.

Further stage payments were made when he signed scholarship (£5,000) and professional forms (£10,000) for Saints, while an FA tribunal also made provision for the Dorset club to receive the 25 per cent sell-on.

A firm fans' favourite at St Mary's, Lallana shot to national prominence during Southampton's two seasons back in the Premier League and earned his first England call-up in November last year before being named on the six-man shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award.

Speculation over his switch to Anfield was rife prior to jetting out for the World Cup in Brazil, with the anticipated deal eventually concluded following a drawn-out process.

Meanwhile, Blake paid tribute to Cherries staff past and present who played their part in Lallana's progress.

Blake added: "I am delighted for the club, and those that supported Adam during his time here. I know it is always disappointing for supporters to lose such a great talent at such a young age but we have to give credit to those who dealt with his move to Southampton.

"The development of young talent has always been a massive part of the make-up at AFC Bournemouth and, although Adam left at an earlier age than others, we should still view him as success story for our academy.

"All of the players who have gone on to achieve great things are now used by our current academy coaches as a fine example of what can be achieved with enough hard work and dedication."

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5:12pm Tue 1 Jul 14

cherrychris75 says...

Good to see we're helping them with finances to make sure the deal went through. I'm sure with the number of players that are leaving st fairies, Eddie could send a couple on loan to assist also. Friendly neighbours and all that
Good to see we're helping them with finances to make sure the deal went through. I'm sure with the number of players that are leaving st fairies, Eddie could send a couple on loan to assist also. Friendly neighbours and all that cherrychris75
  • Score: -24

5:12pm Tue 1 Jul 14

RichGo says...

What?

"There were lots of small sacrifices"... to the value of £2.5 million?

The agreement, which ,most people have seen online, is very clear and simple. 25% of future transfer fee...
What? "There were lots of small sacrifices"... to the value of £2.5 million? The agreement, which ,most people have seen online, is very clear and simple. 25% of future transfer fee... RichGo
  • Score: 21

5:26pm Tue 1 Jul 14

THE12THMAN says...

cherrychris75 wrote:
Good to see we're helping them with finances to make sure the deal went through. I'm sure with the number of players that are leaving st fairies, Eddie could send a couple on loan to assist also. Friendly neighbours and all that
We will see who needs the loan players when the saints play the cherry boys on 25/7/14 COYR.
[quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: Good to see we're helping them with finances to make sure the deal went through. I'm sure with the number of players that are leaving st fairies, Eddie could send a couple on loan to assist also. Friendly neighbours and all that[/p][/quote]We will see who needs the loan players when the saints play the cherry boys on 25/7/14 COYR. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 12

5:27pm Tue 1 Jul 14

bigfatsteve says...

Still not a bad return for a twelve year old. I suggest we pass on the whole of the youth team to other clubs, all with a 25% sell on clause. We'd make a mint.
Still not a bad return for a twelve year old. I suggest we pass on the whole of the youth team to other clubs, all with a 25% sell on clause. We'd make a mint. bigfatsteve
  • Score: 9

5:27pm Tue 1 Jul 14

forest-dweller says...

I'm sure that it wouldn't have got to that stage, but what happened if it ended up in court? The agreement was made with Saints old company, the one that went bust. It might have been covered by the Football Creditors Rule, it might not have. Whatever, it's a lot better than nothing.
I'm sure that it wouldn't have got to that stage, but what happened if it ended up in court? The agreement was made with Saints old company, the one that went bust. It might have been covered by the Football Creditors Rule, it might not have. Whatever, it's a lot better than nothing. forest-dweller
  • Score: 15

5:27pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Nat1234 says...

RichGo wrote:
What?

"There were lots of small sacrifices"... to the value of £2.5 million?

The agreement, which ,most people have seen online, is very clear and simple. 25% of future transfer fee...
So none of the money will go on new players . That's a disappointment . Unless this is a little white lie , so the clubs of any potential players Eddie will try to buy , will not demand more money for the sale of their player .
[quote][p][bold]RichGo[/bold] wrote: What? "There were lots of small sacrifices"... to the value of £2.5 million? The agreement, which ,most people have seen online, is very clear and simple. 25% of future transfer fee...[/p][/quote]So none of the money will go on new players . That's a disappointment . Unless this is a little white lie , so the clubs of any potential players Eddie will try to buy , will not demand more money for the sale of their player . Nat1234
  • Score: 2

5:35pm Tue 1 Jul 14

afcbtintin says...

Solent reported that the deal with Liverpool/saints was "rising" to £25m. So it's quite possible we only get 25% of the initial fee?

It's a shame coz it won't be enough to clear down the FFP debts.

UTCIAD
Solent reported that the deal with Liverpool/saints was "rising" to £25m. So it's quite possible we only get 25% of the initial fee? It's a shame coz it won't be enough to clear down the FFP debts. UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 2

5:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

apm1954 says...

fair play
fair play apm1954
  • Score: 1

5:49pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Afcbpete says...

RichGo wrote:
What?

"There were lots of small sacrifices"... to the value of £2.5 million?

The agreement, which ,most people have seen online, is very clear and simple. 25% of future transfer fee...
Typical Scummers!!! They had a contract, and have basically held us to ransom so not to pay what is due. They do nothing to endear themselves to me....
[quote][p][bold]RichGo[/bold] wrote: What? "There were lots of small sacrifices"... to the value of £2.5 million? The agreement, which ,most people have seen online, is very clear and simple. 25% of future transfer fee...[/p][/quote]Typical Scummers!!! They had a contract, and have basically held us to ransom so not to pay what is due. They do nothing to endear themselves to me.... Afcbpete
  • Score: -20

6:41pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

Should have let him carry on dreaming of playing for L'pool in the reserves. Saints didn't want to sell. The small sacrifices could be anything. B'mouth may have waved thier right to % of future sales. Either way your chairman would have been daft to advertise what they got.
Should have let him carry on dreaming of playing for L'pool in the reserves. Saints didn't want to sell. The small sacrifices could be anything. B'mouth may have waved thier right to % of future sales. Either way your chairman would have been daft to advertise what they got. Jesus_02
  • Score: 13

7:20pm Tue 1 Jul 14

nonnogeppetto says...

I knew that Mitchell's unpaid bar tab of couple years ago would come back to haunt us!!!!! Mine is large one (drink that is!) Come on you mighty Cherries
I knew that Mitchell's unpaid bar tab of couple years ago would come back to haunt us!!!!! Mine is large one (drink that is!) Come on you mighty Cherries nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 11

7:27pm Tue 1 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
I knew that Mitchell's unpaid bar tab of couple years ago would come back to haunt us!!!!! Mine is large one (drink that is!) Come on you mighty Cherries
its certainly isnt brain. remember now your Italien.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: I knew that Mitchell's unpaid bar tab of couple years ago would come back to haunt us!!!!! Mine is large one (drink that is!) Come on you mighty Cherries[/p][/quote]its certainly isnt brain. remember now your Italien. holdinkæft
  • Score: -10

7:31pm Tue 1 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

RichGo wrote:
What?

"There were lots of small sacrifices"... to the value of £2.5 million?

The agreement, which ,most people have seen online, is very clear and simple. 25% of future transfer fee...
yes, after agents fees and cg tax. read the small type.
[quote][p][bold]RichGo[/bold] wrote: What? "There were lots of small sacrifices"... to the value of £2.5 million? The agreement, which ,most people have seen online, is very clear and simple. 25% of future transfer fee...[/p][/quote]yes, after agents fees and cg tax. read the small type. holdinkæft
  • Score: 1

7:59pm Tue 1 Jul 14

nonnogeppetto says...

holdinkæft wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
I knew that Mitchell's unpaid bar tab of couple years ago would come back to haunt us!!!!! Mine is large one (drink that is!) Come on you mighty Cherries
its certainly isnt brain. remember now your Italien.
You should ask for your money back from the Charm School it didn't work!!!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: I knew that Mitchell's unpaid bar tab of couple years ago would come back to haunt us!!!!! Mine is large one (drink that is!) Come on you mighty Cherries[/p][/quote]its certainly isnt brain. remember now your Italien.[/p][/quote]You should ask for your money back from the Charm School it didn't work!!! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 8

9:22pm Tue 1 Jul 14

afcdibby says...

If we want to progress as a club on and off the field, the Chief Executive position needs reviewing.
If we want to progress as a club on and off the field, the Chief Executive position needs reviewing. afcdibby
  • Score: 2

9:25pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Deejaycee says...

I think Mr Blake should have a look at a copy of the agreement signed 14 years ago by Southampton FC and AFC Bournemouth. A photograph of it can be seen in the Mail online today, it looks pretty conclusive to me regarding the 25% sell on clause.
I think Mr Blake should have a look at a copy of the agreement signed 14 years ago by Southampton FC and AFC Bournemouth. A photograph of it can be seen in the Mail online today, it looks pretty conclusive to me regarding the 25% sell on clause. Deejaycee
  • Score: 6

9:57pm Tue 1 Jul 14

YafcbY says...

It's extremely rare a football club pays the full transfer fee upfront, with the notable exception of Munich. It's likely the upfront fee was in the region of a third of the total amount. Another third to be paid in installments. Another third depending how successful Liverpool are as a consequence of the deal.

Naturally the business is entitled to 25%. But quite rightly as already mentioned agents fees and tax reduces the amount. And before long we shall find out what the total earnings of the transfer was for both us and Southampton... when the end of the year accounts are published!
It's extremely rare a football club pays the full transfer fee upfront, with the notable exception of Munich. It's likely the upfront fee was in the region of a third of the total amount. Another third to be paid in installments. Another third depending how successful Liverpool are as a consequence of the deal. Naturally the business is entitled to 25%. But quite rightly as already mentioned agents fees and tax reduces the amount. And before long we shall find out what the total earnings of the transfer was for both us and Southampton... when the end of the year accounts are published! YafcbY
  • Score: 11

11:37pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Loyal2AFCB says...

I would imagine his abject performance in the World Cup knocked several million off of his value.
I would imagine his abject performance in the World Cup knocked several million off of his value. Loyal2AFCB
  • Score: 7

11:45pm Tue 1 Jul 14

lionheart says...

forest-dweller wrote:
I'm sure that it wouldn't have got to that stage, but what happened if it ended up in court? The agreement was made with Saints old company, the one that went bust. It might have been covered by the Football Creditors Rule, it might not have. Whatever, it's a lot better than nothing.
More to the point it was with an old AFCB Co as well. Wouldn't a chunk of the shortfall be down to VAT?
[quote][p][bold]forest-dweller[/bold] wrote: I'm sure that it wouldn't have got to that stage, but what happened if it ended up in court? The agreement was made with Saints old company, the one that went bust. It might have been covered by the Football Creditors Rule, it might not have. Whatever, it's a lot better than nothing.[/p][/quote]More to the point it was with an old AFCB Co as well. Wouldn't a chunk of the shortfall be down to VAT? lionheart
  • Score: 2

6:16am Wed 2 Jul 14

yet_another_one says...

Loyal2AFCB wrote:
I would imagine his abject performance in the World Cup knocked several million off of his value.
Quite agree - all this money for world cup flops is total madness.
Let's get real - the likes of Mr. Lallana & nearly all of the England team at this year's World Cup in Brazil do posses a talent but they should be ashamed of themselves for mostly sub-standard performances.
Nothing more than a bunch of self opinionated, prize peacocks strutting about a football pitch who seem more interested in monetary wealth rather than playing with a passion having pulled on the national shirt.
[quote][p][bold]Loyal2AFCB[/bold] wrote: I would imagine his abject performance in the World Cup knocked several million off of his value.[/p][/quote]Quite agree - all this money for world cup flops is total madness. Let's get real - the likes of Mr. Lallana & nearly all of the England team at this year's World Cup in Brazil do posses a talent but they should be ashamed of themselves for mostly sub-standard performances. Nothing more than a bunch of self opinionated, prize peacocks strutting about a football pitch who seem more interested in monetary wealth rather than playing with a passion having pulled on the national shirt. yet_another_one
  • Score: 11

7:22am Wed 2 Jul 14

Square Old Codger says...

We should be grateful, should this sort of thing happen these days, we would get little or nothing, as always its now in favour of the Premiership Clubs who can pick and choose from Acadamies like ours and pay a minimal amount for the player they take. Which is why Yeovil scrapped their youth programme. The £4m will help towards the FFP problem we have.
We should be grateful, should this sort of thing happen these days, we would get little or nothing, as always its now in favour of the Premiership Clubs who can pick and choose from Acadamies like ours and pay a minimal amount for the player they take. Which is why Yeovil scrapped their youth programme. The £4m will help towards the FFP problem we have. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 11

9:56am Wed 2 Jul 14

devon fan says...

go on Neil tell us I promise we wont tell anyone
go on Neil tell us I promise we wont tell anyone devon fan
  • Score: 1

8:40pm Wed 2 Jul 14

stevobath says...

yet_another_one wrote:
Loyal2AFCB wrote:
I would imagine his abject performance in the World Cup knocked several million off of his value.
Quite agree - all this money for world cup flops is total madness.
Let's get real - the likes of Mr. Lallana & nearly all of the England team at this year's World Cup in Brazil do posses a talent but they should be ashamed of themselves for mostly sub-standard performances.
Nothing more than a bunch of self opinionated, prize peacocks strutting about a football pitch who seem more interested in monetary wealth rather than playing with a passion having pulled on the national shirt.
All very well knocking England but we were in good company. Spain for instance!
I thought were in a difficult group, so expectations were low, especially with Hodgson managing.
Overrated IMO.
[quote][p][bold]yet_another_one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loyal2AFCB[/bold] wrote: I would imagine his abject performance in the World Cup knocked several million off of his value.[/p][/quote]Quite agree - all this money for world cup flops is total madness. Let's get real - the likes of Mr. Lallana & nearly all of the England team at this year's World Cup in Brazil do posses a talent but they should be ashamed of themselves for mostly sub-standard performances. Nothing more than a bunch of self opinionated, prize peacocks strutting about a football pitch who seem more interested in monetary wealth rather than playing with a passion having pulled on the national shirt.[/p][/quote]All very well knocking England but we were in good company. Spain for instance! I thought were in a difficult group, so expectations were low, especially with Hodgson managing. Overrated IMO. stevobath
  • Score: 3

10:16pm Wed 2 Jul 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Poor old England!
Don't get me on that one...I have been ranting since the whole farce Team England emerged. We should sack all of the FA that made that bright decision to employ Roy ET AL and say it will all be OK. I would employ the USA's manager immediately and use the blue print the German's decided on, when their own international ideas and ideology of world dominance went seriously into the doldrums when we beat them, remember?! (LOL)...
It was for us a false dawn and the start of a Germany re-evaluating the importance of football to a nation. Come on FA it WAS NOT good enough this World Cup and never will be good enough for Europe in two years time, their pants like attitude of, give us another couple of years Bull... It sounds just like Spurs!
Spain by the way won just about everything for over a decade, we lost in 1967 to Scotland who then claimed themselves world champions! Bless!
I love England and feel dismayed that the States and even Iran turned up with attitude!

As I say don't get me started...please.
Poor old England! Don't get me on that one...I have been ranting since the whole farce Team England emerged. We should sack all of the FA that made that bright decision to employ Roy ET AL and say it will all be OK. I would employ the USA's manager immediately and use the blue print the German's decided on, when their own international ideas and ideology of world dominance went seriously into the doldrums when we beat them, remember?! (LOL)... It was for us a false dawn and the start of a Germany re-evaluating the importance of football to a nation. Come on FA it WAS NOT good enough this World Cup and never will be good enough for Europe in two years time, their pants like attitude of, give us another couple of years Bull... It sounds just like Spurs! Spain by the way won just about everything for over a decade, we lost in 1967 to Scotland who then claimed themselves world champions! Bless! I love England and feel dismayed that the States and even Iran turned up with attitude! As I say don't get me started...please. St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Thu 3 Jul 14

truthhurts!! says...

This is just a speech to get out of using the money on a player which afcb fans expect them to do.
This is just a speech to get out of using the money on a player which afcb fans expect them to do. truthhurts!!
  • Score: -2
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