The true cost to Leicester City of their move for Brendan Rodgers, and it is more than was first reported.
Northern Irishman Rodgers was appointed Leicester manager at the end of last month when Claude Puel was sacked, with the East Midlands club prising him away from Celtic where he was on track to achieve a third domestic treble.
Initially it was assumed that Leicester would have to wait until the end of the season to get their man, but, as Sky Sports reports, they had to pay a £6 million release clause to buy him out of his contract with the Scottish champions.
However, they had to pay an additional £3 million in compensation to Celtic for the three men that Rodgers persuaded to follow him out of Parkhead to the King Power Stadium – assistant manager Chris Davies, first-team coach and former Arsenal player Kolo Touré, and head of performance Glenn Driscoll.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.