Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
ws6blue

Best of the bargain buys?

Recommended Posts

The brilliant welcome to Gazza at the weekend, reminded me what a bargain he was and whether he is the best of the cheaper transfers (excluding academy obvs) over the last 20 years.

So if to qualify, transfer has to be less than £10m, and player must get to 100 appearances minimum, who are the contenders?

I've come up with Gazza, Azpi and Ivan................in that order, although just remebered Cesc too, and Pedro........

Gazza for me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, chiefBlueCFC said:

We purchased Pedro for 27M and Cesc was 30+ as well. But for me, its gotta be Ashley Cole, right? 7M for the best left back in the world is tough to beat for sure. I couldn't remember all of our transfers so I did a little perusing here if anyone cares:  https://www.transfermarkt.com/fc-chelsea/alletransfers/verein/631

We sold Michael Hector to Fulham for €8.9m??  😁

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hazard,

Bought £32m >

PFA Young Player of the Year: 2013–14

Premier League Player of the Season: 2014–15

PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17

PFA Fans' Player of the Year: 2018–19

Sold> £100m - approx 300% profit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ws6blue said:

The brilliant welcome to Gazza at the weekend, reminded me what a bargain he was and whether he is the best of the cheaper transfers (excluding academy obvs) over the last 20 years.

So if to qualify, transfer has to be less than £10m, and player must get to 100 appearances minimum, who are the contenders?

I've come up with Gazza, Azpi and Ivan................in that order, although just remebered Cesc too, and Pedro........

Gazza for me

Please don't call him Gazza :beg:

Keeping club legends like Matt Miazga and Michael Hector out of contention, it's obviously Carlo Cudicini.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As great a servant he was i wouldn't say Ashley Cole purely for three reason's.

1. £7m plus the value of a top CB for a fullback (even the best one) wasn't really a bargain back in 2006.

2. We got the better deal long term but short term it cost us getting a hatrick of titles, we were barely able to field JT and Ricky together all season which led to us having to put Essien at CB, a move which weakened us in two key areas.

3. We only got two years of absolute peak and top performing Ash, the first two years I didn't feel there was much difference between him and Bridge in performances and the last four he lost his attacking edge almost completely.

When you factor in inflation, Kovacic at £35m could well be looked at as a huge bargain in years to come, that money barely gets you a solid midtable player these days yet Kova is showing signs he could be a hitting a bonafide world class level. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Argo said:

When you factor in inflation, Kovacic at £35m could well be looked at as a huge bargain

doesn't fit the original qualifying standards of less than 10M, but if you wanted to up the ante, I'd put Kante in that discussion. he was had for about 35.

I always think of Azpi when these discussions come up. 

We certainly got good value for Cahill as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, Skinnedy said:

doesn't fit the original qualifying standards of less than 10M, but if you wanted to up the ante, I'd put Kante in that discussion. he was had for about 35.

 

Up it further with 11 million for our current manager. Bargain of the century!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A.Cole is probably one of the best signings overall, not only by looking at the fee but also when you put in context that he was a part of the Arsenal's invicibles, his whole transfer saga and the fact that he's a domestic player. Today to get such a player with/for such a price, and from a rival, simply impossible. 

Edited by Gol15

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Dixons said:

And the biggest waste of money prize  has to go to Mr sitting on my arse for 40k a week.

Winston?!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Joe Cole was £8.9M according to Transfermarket UK site ... ( https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/fc-chelsea/alletransfers/verein/631 ) that was a great deal ... I'll vote for him as my #1.

Honourable mentions to Dave, Cahill and Carlo, as already mentioned, plus Eidur Gudjohnsen at £6.75M in 2000/01 season..

Ivanovic is out of scope if he was £10.8M (which Transfermarkt quote as the fee), though I'm sure I remember it as less than that at the time.

Some others mentioned above signed over 20 years ago, so also don't fit your criteria.

Edited by Sexyfootball

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Bonzodog29 said:

Ballack... For free. 

I’d agree this was a sensational bit of the business from the club (not so much the letting him go after). 
 

But if it was based on players we actually paid a fee on, for me it’d be Azpilicueta and Cahill. Particularly Azpi because he’s the most recent so prices were the closest to what they are today and to get him for £7m I believe it was is quite staggering for the service he’s given to Chelsea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, EdinburghBlue said:

I’d agree this was a sensational bit of the business from the club (not so much the letting him go after). 

I disagree with that, it was the right time to leave, the mistake was came though not replacing him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...