Monday, 9 January 2012

Are There Negotiators At Chelsea Who Really Can Strike "A Deal"?

     Getting Robbed While Signing and Getting Robbed (Again) While Selling???

    As the Janaury transfer window is upon us and rumour mill in full swing, every day we get to read this and that player being linked with Chelsea and certain someone being linked 'away' from Chelsea. In the latest trend we have seen Salomon Kalou, currently on his national duty with Ivory Coast for African Cup of Nations being  (reportedly) targeted by Arsenal.

Mere 3 million pounds?
    Kalou, who rarely has touched the green grass this season is out of contract come June. It is also said that concerned parties have failed in  negotiations over extending his contract. This situation has presented a good opportunity for the interested parties to take him at cut-price deal in this window, one of them being our London rivals Arsenal. Wenger is said to be long admirer of Ivorian and wanted to lure him to Emirates couple of seasons back but failed that time.

    I won't be surprised if Kalou follows Anelka's foot-steps and departs this month to join Arsenal or any other club for that matter. What bugs me off is that he will be sold (if that is the case) for mere £3million, that is one third of what we paid for his services back in 2006. The player has won 3 FA cups and a league title with us and has scored over 50 goals in the process.

    I agree that considering his contract is expiring at the end of the season and being hardlt breaking into Starting XI; no club would be interested in paying handsome amount for him; but still he is proven goal scorer and has been really effective from the bench and will be good edition to any club; if not the best. and despite all this he might be sold for mere 3 million.

    How many times it has happened that once Chelsea is interested in certain player his asking price gets inflated by leaps and bounds and when we sell the player, we always think that he could have been sold for little more for sure?

   It really makes me wonder what our negotiators really do?? Has anyone got the answer of it??