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    Default To sell, or not to sell?

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    Real Madrid have come in with a 39.5 million bid for Rio Ferdinand. 7.25 million upfront and 32 million over the next 2 years.

    Normally I would of rejected out of hand, but even this amount surprised me.

    He's just had a very good first season with me, a far better season than the under performing Vidic (about to enter pre-season of 2nd season) but he is 30 years old. I was already looking at the likes of Marcano, Leo and Fazio before they came in with the bid. Having the money in instalments isn't a problem because I have the money to sign a replacement anyway.

    Should I accept, hold out for more or tell them to get stuffed?

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    Dont sell. At 30, Ferdinand is hitting his peak. Also he will be a good tutor. Id use the money you already have to bring in a good young defender aound 18 with a lot of potential. Use Ferdinand to train him. In 2 or 3 seasons your guy will be ready to take over from Ferdninand.

    If they offered 40m cash I would take it but anything with a paltry amount upfront then the rest over 2 years isnt worth it IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevoRobbo View Post
    Dont sell. At 30, Ferdinand is hitting his peak. Also he will be a good tutor. Id use the money you already have to bring in a good young defender aound 18 with a lot of potential. Use Ferdinand to train him. In 2 or 3 seasons your guy will be ready to take over from Ferdninand.

    If they offered 40m cash I would take it but anything with a paltry amount upfront then the rest over 2 years isnt worth it IMO.

    I would take it at that money, plenty of younger replacements available. Even if you spend 30m that still leaves you with 9.5m profit and a younger player.

    As for installments there is no real difference in having the money immediately or over two seasons if you have spare funds now.

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    At that money for him I would definatly sell, maybe use Evans in his place then look for talented youth (newgens or real)

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    If you have replacements lined up you can sign cheaper, then sell.

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    jonny evans is ready to take over ....

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    Never sell Rio

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    Sell him. You should be able to get somone cheaper and better.

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    don't sell...
    besides hitting his peak, he's an excellent tutor for young prospects, and can help achieve the potential of a number of wonderkids in mental as well as hidden attributes, thus, effectively helping in the development of a number of superstars of tomorrow...

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    Sell him 40m, is an immense amount for Rio and you'll have his wages off the books.

    Jonny Evans can step up, and if not there's a lot of of talent out there for a lot less than 40,000,000 and the huge wages Ferdinand commands.

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