- Jul 21, 2008
We aren't half clever...:Wiki said:Standard Liège
Fryers spent the summer training with Tottenham Hotspur ahead of a proposed transfer, but the two clubs were unable to agree on a compensation package (in England, when a player under the age of 23 leaves a club at the end of his contract, his new club must pay a fee to his old club as compensation for having trained him up). Belgian club Standard Liège also expressed interest in Fryers, and as they are not an English club, they did not have to pay Manchester United compensation. On 23 August 2012, Standard Liège announced that Fryers had signed a two-year contract with the club.
If as we assume this was the plan all along and Liege was only signing him due to their connections to us as a way around the British compensation rules (and of course they would profit from the deal) and he was always going to move to us in JanSO we have just signed a player that is struggling to get in to the team of a Belgium side which includes a player that is doing well that we thought wasnt good enough, right