Norwich City happy with Jed Steer tribunal result that could earn £1.175m from Aston Villa switch

Jed Steer has already made a handful of appearances for Aston Villa since moving from his home club in the summer. Jed Steer has already made a handful of appearances for Aston Villa since moving from his home club in the summer.

Friday, January 17, 2014
1:40 PM

Norwich City are “extremely pleased” with the result of the Premier League’s tribunal to finally settle Jed Steer’s summer switch from Carrow Road to Aston Villa.

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The 21-year-old academy product opted for the move to reunite with former City boss Paul Lambert at Villa Park, after turning down a new contract from the Canaries. But due to being under the age of 24, City were still entitled to a fee.

That left a Premier League panel to mediate between the two clubs – and not for the first time, given the acrimonious departure of Lambert from Carrow Road two summers ago.

The Birmingham club opened the Friday bidding by revealing the Premier League’s Professional Football Compensation Committee had agreed for Villa to pay £450,000 immediately as a compensation fee to City for Steer’s arrival.

And City concluded the conversation by later listing the lengthy add-ons that could make the deal worth £1.175m to the Canaries.

An additional £500,000 fee will be payable on Steer making a certain number of Villa appearances, plus another £225,000 should Steer take his England Under-19 standing on into appearances for the Under-21 and senior sides.

There is also a 20pc sell-on fee for City should Steer leave Villa for another club.

City chief executive David McNally said: “We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this matter after a very fair hearing with the committee.”

Reepham schoolboy Steer made two FA Cup appearances in goal for City under Lambert in 2012 and spent most of the following season out on loan before deciding to leave his home county.

The England Under-19 goalkeeper has made three cup appearances for his new club so far this season.

Villa’s initial statement read: “The committee determining that the compensation fee should be £450,000. We are very happy with the decision following the tribunal hearing earlier in the week and believe that the guaranteed amount of compensation, as well as the overall structure of the decision, is fair and reflects the points we put before the committee.”

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15 comments

  • He was 5th choice. I understand the reason he wanted to leave to be second choice just a shame where he went I expect Nash will retire and Bunn may not be offered a new deal but even then Steer would have been third choice. The deal seems ok considering Chelsea only offered 6 for Ruddy

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    James Dougall

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Ruddy has 6 clean sheets in 21 League games this season. Hopefully, Declan will be back next season. Challenging JR for No.1 spot, maybe? Then Bunn can go benchwarm elsewhere. Rudd has the height and presence that Bunn lacks.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • …..waclor! You beat me to the punch!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Im not a hughton fan (far from it) but ruddys clean sheet record before Hughton was hardly brilliant either buddy lol

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    Mattias333

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • For what it`s worth, Wiki has Dec at 6` 3" and Bunn at 6` 0". Dec is the more likely to have grown!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Hopefully Rudd has either developed or grown during his time away as he wasnt that big to be fair. Remember the games he played in the cup and when Ruddy was suspended under Lambert and his size worried me. More the strength side when commanding the area. Feel for Bunn as technically he has good attributes for a keeper but just lacks that height to command the area or fill the fans (and likely team) with confidence he will keep goals out.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Why is it so difficult to post on these infernal boards?? Try again. Last season we managed 10 clean sheets, 5 of which were down to JR before he was injured. In Lambo`s Prem season we managed only 3 clean sheets, but such fun! I wouldn`t exclude the possibility that our Bennett Boys might fancy rejoining Lambo. EB`s a Staffordshire lad, and PL went to great lengths to steal RB from Swansea. I think Rudd is taller than Bunn, Mattias? Probably lighter in weight, though.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • The chances are that Paul Lambert won't have a club to sign players to in a very short time anyway. However I very much doubt if they will be looking for a manager with premiership experience and knowledge of the Birmingham area, more's the pity. Now there's a proposition: we'll let Villa off compensation for taking Lambert if they take Hughton as well. Please.

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    waclor

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • …..well Mic C!....Should Villa decide to get rid of him ….we have another one FOC!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • ..That could help to cover some of the expenditure expected in the near future!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Odd the young lad who was born and raised in the local area would prefer to move somewhere else just to be a sub than stay here under Hughton's management. Club offered him a contract but he declined in summer so McNally said. Obviously a justified reason for this and nothing to do with Hughton's style of management that keeps causing other players to want out or go public with outbursts. Disappointing. Least we've got some money for him. Not expecting the lad to go on to be the next Joe Ha.....oh bad example but you get the point.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Should have taken the money for Ruddy with hindsight he hasn't exactly set the world on fire this season with 3 clean sheets in 25 games!

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    goldie

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • I sometimes wonder whether Ryan Bennett and Elliott Bennett might not fancy being reunited with Lambo. Lambo likes players called Bennett; I think he already has a full-back Bennett called Joe. EB is a Midland lad and RB is seemingly undervalued at Carra Rud - though PL went to great lengths to snatch him away from Swansea. More cleansheet factoids. Last season we managed 10 league clean sheets, though Ruddy missed 5 of them through injury. Season before, under Lambo, only 3 clean sheets were managed. Still got 47 points, though! Such fun.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • It`s the BOGOF scenario. Tesco is running football. Every little helps!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • What was the outcome of the panel re compensation from Villa for taking Lambert - did we get anything there? Never saw an outcome, so maybe not resolved yet??

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    MichiganCanary

    Friday, January 17, 2014

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