Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Record broken

Sunderland have broken the Premiership transfer record goalkeepers by splashing out on Hearts Craig Gordon.

Smart move. Quality keeper. Nothing worse than trying to stay promoted and leaking goals. It’s the fastest way to get relegated, even worse than being unable to score. Lots of draws can keep you afloat. Losing 3-2 when you can score won’t.

The 24 year old Scottish international has signed on for five years for an initial 7m pounds, which could reach 9m pounds after a certain number of appearances.

The previous record was held by Manchester United for Fabien Barthez from Monaco back in 2000 for 8m. Sunderland managed to sign Gordon on their 4th attempt, having 3 bids rejected.

Gordon may play in Sunderland's opening match at home against Tottenham this Saturday.

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