Iheanacho buy back affair needs looking into

IheanachoNews today that Manchester City want a buy back clause on Kelechi Inehacho takes this game we all love so much into areas which need investigating by Fifa – ah hold on we all know about them don’t we.

You get my point though – contracts need standardising – big time cos right now a contract is not a contract in this game.

City’s view is that even though they don’t wanna take the risk in giving him a chance at the Etihad, the Hammers can have him, basically on trial, and if he comes off then they will take him back, if not they trouser £20 million for a flop.

That’s appalling and is closer to third party ownership than a loan deal and for me it’s time to move on from the kid because the whole deal is a gamble and it’s City who have the each way angle.

They win whatever happens and it’s something we should resist and I hope every other club does too. Contracts are already a farce with release clauses, buy-out fees and the likes.

The buy back thing is just a scandal which every right thinking chairman in the game should resist until the Premier League, Fifa or whoever decide to act on it.

Ok, we need a striker like yesterday but not on any terms and certainly not these. It’s an awful development and one of which I want no part.

How can a manager plan his way forward on that basis.



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

7 comments on “Iheanacho buy back affair needs looking into

  1. Finally someone speaks some sense!! All this “if hes any good at least we’ll have a good season from him” is a load of old toffee mate look how far 1 season of the poison froggy got us…. reliant on someone who might not stay.

    Swerve it.

  2. The big clubs hoover up all the top talent then drip feed them back to the rest of us until they are developed enough. At that point they they claim them back. This is worse than a loan deal. How many players did Chelsea have out on loan last season?30/40. It’s developed into a ridiculous situation where the rich get richer and the rest struggle in their shadow. Time for the F.A.to put a cap on personnel numbers for each club.

  3. “It’s an awful development and one of which I want no part.” What part would you be taking Hugh if they signed him with the bout back clause? Would you care elaborate?

  4. You’ve hit the nail on the head – If this isn’t third-party ownership by stealth I don’t know what is.

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