Understand Hibernian have now agreed a deal with Grasshopper Zurich to sign Florian Kamberi. Expect it to be announced later today. Striker had a huge impact during a loan spell last season, scoring 9 goals in 14 games.
Seems they don’t understand that we’ve already got a fee agreed. Their transfer fee offer might be higher but that doesn’t really matter.
The fee only matters if Kamberi decides he wants to go there, but all the signals coming out of ER indicate that he wants to sign for us. He is still young and if he has a whole season at ER like the few months he spent here last time he could attract a bigger fee and bigger wages than Sunderland are offering now.
That aside he is guaranteed playing in front of a full stadium every other Saturday ... admittedly half the size of the ridiculously named Stadium of Light ( when will they change it ) but still full. He has already won the fans over at Easter Road and Edinburgh is miles better as a city than Sunderland, no offence to Sunderland, Edinburgh is better than most cities.
Still wont be happy until I see him actually sign though .... I trust Kamberi, I trust Leeann Dempster, but I wouldn't trust a football agent as far as I could throw Kris Boyd, so even now the buggers could scupper our deal.
Where are you seeing that Zurich rejected £1.8m from Sunderland? all I have seen reported is that is what they quoted Sunderland he would cost.
Hibs had agreed a first-option future fee with Zurich when we took Kamberi on loan. As long as we met this fee before a certain date we had exclusive permission to offer Kamberi terms for a permanent contract.
Sunderland themselves said they made a six figure deal so not even £1m