Sunday, 17 July 2016

Duchatelet rakes in £5m with more to come

Roland Duchatelet may have presided over relegation last season as the billionaire owner. Katrien Meire has managed to shrink the club during that time and lose something like £6m in operating costs which will run into this coming season.

However, the sale of Jordan Cousins to QPR and Johan Berg Gudmundson and Nicky Pope to Burnley (expected tomorrow) will effectively cover this year's losses. With Stephen Henderson and Tony Watt also due to be outed at the first possible mention of money and Ademola Lookman yet to be ransomed to the highest bidder, it's not impossible for Duchatelet to recoup £10m which atop the previous transfer fees for Stephens, Kermorgant and Poyet, would mean he has recovered the lion-share of his operating costs since he rode in to continue the misery since we dropped out of the Premier League ten years ago. Looking on the bright side, that might encourage him to look more closely at selling the club on and ending our pain and his ignominy. We can but hope and continue to fight him and Pinnochio Meire at every turn.

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