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Leicester paid £9m to land Rodgers and would have had to pay less last summer

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Leicester paid £9m to land Rodgers and would have had to pay less last summer

The compensation fee Leicester had to pay Celtic to get Brendan Rodgers has been reported.

Leicester City had to pay Celtic £9m to procure Brendan Rodgers and his coaching staff last month, according to the Telegraph.

The mid-season move attracted controversy on both sides of the border but the Telegraph has reported just how much it cost to get the deal done.

But they also report that Leicester would have had to pay less had they swooped last summer, with Celtic perhaps inserting a contract clause to ensure they were able to counter-balance the mid-season disruption with greater financial reward.


They claim that the £9m dwarfs the reported £4m Everton had to pay Watford after a similarly bitter wrangle over Marco Silva last season.

(Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City via Getty Images)

In the grand scheme of all the money sloshing around the Premier League, £9m is a reasonably negligible sum for Leicester to pay to get the manager they want, as well as some of his key staff.

That money may go quite a long way for Celtic – and of course it is reportedly more than they’d have got if Leicester had snared Rodgers during last summer’s shambolic transfer window, but Leicester will likely see it as value for money.

Yes, the Foxes could have got their man cheaper but they won’t lose too much sleep over a matter of a couple of million pounds – which underlines the financial disparity between English and Scottish football right now.

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