MADRID (Reuters)(DS) - Relegated Atletico Madrid have agreed a $20.83 million (13.92 million pound) deal to sell Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to premier league club Chelsea, the Spanish club has confirmed. Atletico vice-president Miguel Angel Gil told Spanish state television the club would receive 3,700 million pesetas for the Dutch international striker. "Hasselbaink will move to Chelsea," Gil said. "All that remains is for the clubs to exchange faxes and for the signing to be ratified by the premier league."
The player will also have to finalise personal terms with Chelsea, who have been leading the
race for his signature since Atletico were relegated from the Spanish first division earlier this month.
Hasslebaink, who arrived from Leeds United in the summer of 1999, was the one success
story for Atletico in their relegation season.
The Dutchman scored 24 league goals for the Spanish club -- exactly half their total for the whole team.
Does this mean we may score some goals next year?? Heaven forbid!!
To EclipsE: You THINK it's an improvement!! What does it take to get you going??? Adrenalin straight to the heart I'll bet...
kat,you can't blame casiraghi he was been injured all the time,he was a really good player before that,sutton was a big flop
and i think he and weah is gonna leave this summer.
jf hasselbaink is great he played in one of the worst teams in spain this year and became the topscorer,very impressing...
Well, last I heard Sutton was in Florida and I thought that it would be nice idea him to stay there, but I couldn't remember any team names and Metrostars is only name I know because of Matthaus. Have know idea how good/ bad they are.Nick, didn't ex swedish goalie, Ravell?or something play for one Miami football team?
I don't blame Casiraghi, I loved the man and I had such a big expectations, and nothing good happend, I guess I am a bit superstitios, our recent history of stikers has been really unhappy, that's all.
[This message has been edited by kat (edited 31-05-2000).]
ravelli did play in usa,the reason was that he was very old a wanted to try something new
mostly of the europeans in usa are old stars.
i can't say that the league is that bad,but europeans on national level will never go to usa,no matter what....