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The transfer madness shows no sign of abating

17th January, 2009

Like Irish house prices, football transfer fees have been steadily spiralling upwards in recent years. However, unlike the property market, the Premier League transfer market shows no sign of slowing. In fact, it is close to spinning out of control.

The amounts being bandied about over the past two weeks, some of them for very average players, defy belief. Remember when the stg£3.75 million Manchester United paid for Roy Keane in 1993seemed a huge sum?...

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