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Did Seamus Coleman Cost Everton Way More Than Sixty Grand?

By Mikey Traynor
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Republic of Ireland international defender Seamus Coleman is widely regarded as one of the best Premier League bargain signings in recent years, as after signing for Everton from Sligo Rovers in 2009.

The reported fee that Everton paid was £60,000, which is a fantastic deal for someone who pushed into the first team and quickly became one of the club's most important players, and this fact is something that Everton fans are known to celebrate regularly:


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But did he actually cost far more than this amount?

Former Sligo Rovers manager Paul Cook expressed his sadness over his departure from the club in a recent interview with The Sunday Times as reported by Sligo Today, and at the end of that interview he suggested that Coleman's transfer had brought a lot more than sixty grand into the club.

However Paul Cook may have given some hostage to fortune with yesterday's claim that Sligo Rovers ''has ended up with about €400,000'' arising from Irish international Seamus Coleman's time at the club.

You would have to imagine that Cook is privy to incentives in Coleman's contract which would have resulted in more money for things like number of appearances, which would most likely have been triggered due to Coleman's constant presence in Everton's starting eleven.

Looking back now, you can easily say that €400,000 is still an absolute bargain, but will the Everton fans be making an amendment to their chant? "€400,000, after incentives, Seamus Coleman" doesn't really have the same ring to it.

See also: We’re Definitely On Board With Seamus Coleman’s End Of Career Plans

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