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All The Signings Under Randy Lerner (updated)

All The Signings Under Randy Lerner (updated)

Martin O`Neill:

FIRST SEASON 2006/2007 :


Kevin Phillips (WBA £700k )
Matthieu Berson (Levante £1m)
Ulises De La Cruz (Reading Free)
Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City £350k)
Eric Djemba Djemba (Quatar Free)
Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls Free)
Milan Baros Lyon (Swap)
Aaron Hughes (Fulham £1m)
Gavin McCann (Bolton £1m)
Mark Delaney (Retired)


Stiliyan Petrov (Celtic £6.5m)
Didier Agathe (Celtic Free)
Chris Sutton (Celtic Free)
Phil Bardsley (Manchester United Loan)
Gabor Kiraly (Crystal Palace Loan)
John Carew (Lyon Swap)
Ashley Young (Watford £9.65m)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic £1m)

In: £17 150 000 Out: £4 050 000 Net spend: £13 100 000

SECOND SEASON 2007/2008:


Gary Cahill (Bolton £5m)
Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham £2m)
Luke Moore (West Brom - £3million)
Jlloyd Samuel (Bolton Free)
Lee Hendrie (Sheffield United Free)
Chris Sutton (Retired)
Didier Agathe (released)
Steven Davis (Fulham £4m)
Robert Olejnik (Falkirk Free)


Wayne Routledge (Tottenham £1.25m)
Moustapha Salifou (FC Wil Undisc)
Curtis Davies (West Brom Loan)
Zat Knight (Fulham £3.5m)
Scott Carson (Liverpool Loan)
Harry Forrester (Watford, £250k)
Eric Lichaj (Unattached Free)
Marlon Harewood (West Ham £4m)
Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham £7.5m)

In: £16 250 000 Out: £10 250 000 Net spend: £6 500 000

THIRD SEASON 2008/2009


Olof Mellberg (Juventus - free)
Patrick Berger (Sparta Prague - free)
Thomas Sorensen (released)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic, £2.5million)
Wayne Routledge (£600k)


Curtis Davies (WBA £8m)
Steve Sidwell (Chelsea £5million)
Brad Friedel (Blackburn, £2.5million)
Brad Guzan (Chivas US, undisclosed, £600k)
Nicky Shorey (Reading, £4m)
Luke Young (Middlesbrough, £5m)
Carlos Cuellar (Rangers £7.8million)
James Milner (Newcastle, £12million)
Arsenio Halfhuid from Excelsior (undisclosed)
Emile Heskey (from Wigan Athletic £3.5m)

In: £48 400 000 Out: £3 100 000 Net spend: £45 300 000



Gareth Barry (Manchester City, £12million)
Stuart Taylor (Manchester City, free)
Zat Knight (Bolton £4million)
Martin Laursen (retired)
Craig Gardner (Blues in January, £3million)


Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough around £12m)
Fabian Delph (Leeds United around £6m)
Habib Beye (Newcastle, around £2.5m)
Andy Marshall (free agent)
Stephen Warnock (Blackburn Rovers - around £7m)
James Collins (West Ham United - around £5m)
Richard Dunne (Manchester City - around £5m)
Courtney Cameron (£50 000)

In: £37 550 000 Out: £19 000 000 Net spend: £18 550 000

FIFTH SEASON 2010/2011


Andy Marshall (released)
Stephen O'Halloran (Coventry City - Free)
Wilfred Bouma (free)
Marlon Harewood (free)
Nicky Shorey (to the Baggies for around £1.5m)


Kevin MacDonald takes over as caretaker manager:

Kevin MacDonald transfers (sort of... although already in progress really)


Stephen Ireland (£8m from Man City part of Milner deal)
Andy Marshal (free - returns having been released in the summer, one year deal)


James Milner (Ireland £26million)


Gerard Houllier Era :


Robert Pires (free)
Kyle Walker (loan from Spurs)
Omar Cummings (trial)
Jean II Makoun (from Lyon for around £6.2m)
Darren Bent (from Sunderland for £18m and rising to £24m apparently)
Michael Bradley (loan until end of season, no rumoured fee)


Steve Sidwell (to Fulham loan till contract end)
John Carew (to Stoke loan till contract end undisclosed by likely zero)
Curtis Davies (to Birmingham City £3.5m)

In: £32 2000 000 Out: £27 500 000 Net spend: £4 700 000


After Gerard Houllier`s departure:

John Carew (released)
Nigel Reo-Coker (released)
Brad Friedel (to Spurs free)
Robert Pires (released)
Isaiah Osbourne (released)
Moustapha Salifou (released)


SIXTH Season

Alex McLeish Era



Shay Given (from Manchester City around £3.5million)
Charles N`Zogbia (from Wigan for around £9.5million)
Alan Hutton (from Spurs, around £4million)
Enda Stevens (from Shamrock Rovers, £250k)
Jermaine Jenas (from Spurs on a season long loan)
Robbie Keane (Loan from MLS doo dah)


Ashley Young (Manchester United around £17m)
Stewart Downing (Liverpool around £20million)
Luke Young (to QPR, £250k)
Jonathan Hogg (to Watford, £500k)


Shane Lowry (undisclosed - to Millwall)
Elliot Parish to Cardiff City (undisclosed)
Brad Guzan (free)


Brett Holman (Free from AZ Alkmaar)


Carlos Cuellar (free)
Emile Heskey (free)

In: £17 250 000 Out: £37 750 000 Net: (£20 500 000)




Paul Lambert


Karim El Ahmadi (from De Kuip for around £2.5m)
Matthew Lowton (from Sheffield United .. £3m)
Brad Guzan (free)
Ron Vlaar (from Feyenoord, release clause around £3.2m)
Joe Bennett (from Middlesbrough, £2.5m)
Jordan Bowery (from Chesterfield for £500k)
Ashley Westwood (from Crewe for £2m)
Christian Benteke (from Genk for around £10m)
Yacouba Sylla (from Clermont Foot for £2m)


James Collins (to West Ham, around £2m)
Stephen Warnock (loan to Leeds until contract ends in summer)

In: £25 700 000 Out: £2 000 000 Net spend: £23 700 000

Net £91 350 000 over seven seasons = £13million per season.

Sky had us down as in profit since MON left (they said £69.5m in and £71m out) but I can`t make those figures 'work` and they didn`t break their figures down.

These are rough, some figures press quoted, others from They don`t include signing on fees or loan fees.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday February 1 2013
Time: 4:00PM


When did Arsenio Halfhuid leave?
plastic villan
01/02/2013 15:41:00
............. it doesn't include wages either Mr F. That contributed to a£110m + loss over three seasons. Add that to the £250m + he spent with buying club etc.... and it is a lot of money to dish out with zero return. Who else would be willing to do this ??? we need to be careful what we wish for becuase if Lener thinks sod this the fans are annoying me now I'd rather give it to worthy causes, it'll be Championship or League 1 for us forever. I was at forest as a kid / YTS and I went there to the pre-season friendly we had and felt sad at how such a huge club has gone to the wind. That could be us if we don't get ourselves in order. As I said in the last article and I'll keep saying it, Rangers went bump and dissapeared with less debt than we have lost recently and so did Pompey, Leeds etc etc etc ..... there aren't any more people out there like Mansour looking for a club in Brum. UTV
01/02/2013 16:22:00
no, just the transfer list astonmilan. and only a rough guide.
The Fear
01/02/2013 17:11:00
Interesting stats there JF, thank you.
Pride of Lions
01/02/2013 17:29:00
You are right AstonMilan but all I would add is sharply pulling the plug on the funds because we arnt breaking even/making profit doesnt really work very well... I think we should have been slowly wound down the way we have gone about it has been a disaster... you could argue the state of the club isnt primarily a money issue its just terrible footballing decisions... Im not sure what weighting you would attach to each tho...
01/02/2013 17:53:00
include the players wages in that and its alot. and remember bodymoor heath redevelopment was finished after Randy took over as well its easy for fans to point the finger, so they are all blaming the owner. Lerner has a point we cant keep making huge losses, after all, when he took over we were 16th, last season, after £200m+ of investment we finished 16th.
01/02/2013 17:55:00
apart from milner how embarrassing is the 08/09 season! £50m on a pile of *****! if you gave newcastle 50m to spend with there recruitment policy they would wint the bloody league !!!!
01/02/2013 18:15:00
13 mill a season not a bad spend, but nowhere near the vast amounts some people believe he's spent, and you will NEVER get near the champions league with a 13 mill a season outlay, now if you put that into context of how much money he has, he's put nowhere near the amount into the club that I have over the years. LERNER OUT.
01/02/2013 18:32:00
eletor well said, look also at the poor qualtiy of players recently, whic shows the wage culling and affects of this, championship and dark times here we come!UTV!
01/02/2013 18:37:00
Well maybe Sky also included TV revenue etc what Randy has received from the club aswell as paying out?? Whatever this club is a total mess, we can all see why Cleveland Browns protested to get hom out as there owner can't we
01/02/2013 18:39:00
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