A report in today’s Times claims that City have agreed to pay Ã‚Â£800,000 in compensation to Leeds for the two 14-year-olds, George Swan and Louis Hutton. Previously I’d wrote how the sum had not been revealed by Leeds. City haven’t released any official comment.
It does seem a large sum when compared with City’s reported initial offer of Ã‚Â£70,000. One factor may have been the recent tribunal award for Luke Garbutt, who moved from Leeds to Everton. The tribunal set an initial fee of Ã‚Â£600,000 which could rise to Ã‚Â£1.55 million. However Harding is 16-years-old, and two years can make a big difference in the development of teenagers.Continue Reading →