On compensation alone, AVB can afford 3 of Chelsea's transfer targets

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The combined compensation that departed manager Andre Villas-Boas has received from Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea is huge.

With Tottenham Hotspur's official announcement yesterday, Monday, that 'head coach Andre Villas-Boas [and themselves had agreed] for the termination of his services,' comes a consequential compensation package, a £4m sum that adds to the £12m he received when he left erstwhile employer Chelsea in similar circumstances, according to the Daily Mail.

In total, Villas-Boas stands to receive £16m (in compensation alone, excluding wages) from the two London clubs he spent a combined 26 months bossing and is just £1m shy of the total figure Tottenham Hotspur spent on Paulinho, is over £5m higher than the fee paid to Ajax for the services of Christian Eriksen and is precisely the same amount as the combined transfer fees involved in the club's joint acquisitions of Nacer Chadli from FC Twente and Etienne Capoue from Toulouse.

The £16m that will ultimately be paid to Villas-Boas is also greater than a number of key targets that the 36-year-old's former club Chelsea are targeting.

AS Monaco attacker Radamel Falcao is obviously in a financial league filled with only a few elite-level operators, but, according to transfermarkt.co.uk valuations, AVB on his personal wealth alone, could afford to buy Wesley Sneijder from Galatasaray (£15m), Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid (£16m), or have considerable change left over by signing Saint Etienna defender Kurt Zouma for £6m!

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