Given all the speculation at the moment, I propose a new annual TAN Transfer Season game, to be named after our transfer guru.

** REVISED RULES **

Pick up to ten players and what you think Mikey will negotiate for them.

If Mikey sells more than ten players, anyone with all ten of theirs wins. Otherwise, it’s the highest total of correct players.

If Mikey sells fewer than ten players, anyone with all of these players sold wins. Again, the highest total wins if nobody has them all sold.

For example: if Mikey sells nine, whoever gets all those nine or the highest number of those nine wins.

Tie-breaker: if more than one player has the right number of correct players on their list, then whoever comes closest to the total sale value of the players involved wins.

There is a caveat on the tie-breaker: if you bust, you lose. So let’s say Mikey’s total sales are £65 million. If you are in a tie break and your correct players are over £65m on your valuations, then you lose.

Free transfers and released players do not count; only those for which we receive a stated (ie not a “nominal”) fee will count.

All transfer values will be as declared on Transfermarkt to avoid confusion; the transfer window opens on 9th June so all entries must be in by 23:59 on Tuesday 8th June.

The winner wins the prestigious Michael Edwards Trophy (warning: actual trophy may not exist) and gets to rub everyone else’s faces in it for a year with their transfer guru status.

I assume loans don’t count. How do loan to buy deals factor into the winning equation?

Just trying to clarify rules so the offices of TAN aren’t ransacked by an angry mob claiming the results were secretly fixed and determined in a back room deal influenced by bribes from hedge fund billionaires. I know how much an imaginary trophy means around here.

Depends on how the value is given on LFC History. If they give a base figure + add-ons, I’ll go by the base figure. If they just give a total fee, then it’ll be that.

It’s the first attempt at this, so there are bound to be a few teething problems