Tierney IN, Kolasinac OUT: The mathematics behind the deal

Arsenal are nearing the completion of a deal that will take Kieran Tierney from Celtic to London.
The reported deal is set to cost Arsenal £20m with a further £5m in add-ons (believed to be connected with Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League).
The deal is a fantastic one for Arsenal which will say them sign 22-year-old Tierney – who many believe to be the best British left back.
If Arsenal complete the deal for the reported price, it will be a feather in the cap for the negotiating team.
Following a first bid of £17.5m rejected, reports were that Celtic would be unwilling to do business for less than £30m. For Arsenal to get the deal done for £20m upfront is a bargain – especially in a market which has just seen Aaron Wan-Bissaka join Manchester United for £50m.
The deal begins to sound even better when you understand the mathematics behind it.
Tierney joining alongside Nacho Monreal signing a 1-year extension will surely mean the end of Saed Kolasinac. The Bosnian has interested Barcelona as back-up to Jordi Alba.
Kolasinac earns £115k a week. His yearly cost is £5.9m a year.
Tierney is expected to sign a 5-year £75k a week deal. With a £20m amortised transfer fee, he will cost £7.9m a year.
So Arsenal will be signing a better, younger full back than they currently have whilst only adding a little under £2m to our yearly expenditure.
When you take into account that Kolasinac would command a transfer fee northwards of £20m, it would leave Arsenal in a position where signing Tierney would not change how much we have to invest this summer. In fact doing a deal on both would likely raise funds for Arsenal, giving us more within our budget to be invested. 
Arsenal’s wage bill is the biggest problem at the moment
Selling Kolasinac and signing Tierney will save the club about £2m a year in wages alone. 
Add Kolasinac to the departing Petr Cech, Stephan Lichsteiner, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck, that will be nearly £22m a year wiped off the wage bill.
When you add this lowering of the wage bill to the additional money from Emirates and Adidas, a clearer picture is starting materialise on Arsenal’s finances. One that shows that we have a lot more to spend than the £40m that was miss-reported by the main stream media.
Deals for Gabriel Martinelli, William Sabilla and Wilfried Zaha are being negotiated. If these deals go through it will take Arsenal close to £100m in expenditure.
Further transfer could then be financed dependant on yeh sales of Shkodrab Mustafi, Mohamed Elneny, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil; all of whom the club are rumoured to be willing to listen to offers for.
Raul Sanllehi’s remit this summer was a simple one.
Get in control of an upwards spiralling wage bills whilst improving the quality of the squad.
Tierney for Kolasinac does just that.
Keenos
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5 thoughts on “Tierney IN, Kolasinac OUT: The mathematics behind the deal

    1. Atid

      Tony adams seems to around the club a lot at the moment. Whilst Pores appears to also have some role within the club.

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  1. Atid

    Absolutely, but I would go further and sell Monreal, for as much as we can get and bring in diego godin same age but free and his Uruguay links might please torreira. Or there is always Alberto Moreno again free, with EPL experience. Both would give Tierney valuable rest in the midweek cup games and pass on valuable experience. Emery has also worked with moreno

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  2. Omar

    Yellow Ribbon, You are repeating “Zaha”, Palace have No intention of releasing Zaha as they have now upped the anti by increasing any transfer fee to £100m. Further one has to question the “Intelligence” of Zaha: He[Zaha] signed a 5 year extension at Crystal Palace in August 2018, coerced by an increase of wages to £130m p.w. when he could have chosen any other Club in 2019 and commanded £200 p.w. as he would have been FREE of transfer fee.
    Further, Zaha is overpriced as I have said before and you have concurred earlier post.

    Arsenal had looked at Hirving Lozano (PSV) in January 2019 and Lozano is a superior(to Zaha) in every respect as the stats from “Sofifa” & “WhoScored” hi light. Lozano is available for £39m from PSV.

    Apps. Mins Goals Assists
    Wilfried Zaha 39 3062 10 5
    Hirving Lozano 43 3333 21 10
    Stats: WhoScored.

    Thus Wilfried Zaha; 306mins per goal
    Hirving Lozanao 159 mins per goal
    Lozano is twice as “Efficiency Superior” at “Half the Cost”.

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