Ross County F.C. today announced the completion of the transfer of Dutch forward Kevin Luckassen Czech Gambrinus Liga side FC Slovan Liberec for the tidy sum of £100,000 (plus the savings of whatever the club was paying Luckassen in salary). I guess manager Derek Adams wasn’t having a laugh yesterday when he said that, “We would have liked to develop Kevin, that was the plan with these young players, but the money on offer is too good to turn down.” Too good, indeed.
£100,000 might not seem like much in the high flying world of football, but that kind of money will have a significant effect at Ross County (and probably any other Scottish Premiership club save Celtic). That kind of money can make the difference in keeping a player (or two or three) whose contract expires at the end of the season, bringing in a free agent this season, it could be put towards any debt the club has, or it could be put in the kitty for next summer’s transfer signings. However it is used, it was indeed, “too good to turn down.”