- 20 Feb 2008
- Waiting for Axelrod to return...
Still worth it to me, IF, that sell on clause is a no no.
The guy looks special and hungry
That's an issue. They also want to dictate the buyout amount.
There years in, Mino is already ringing clubs and preparing the ground.
Personally, I would think outside the box.
Make him the first billion pound footballer.
Put what Dortmund want and then hand him a ten year deal.
Something like the Chiefs did with Mahomes.
Make him the face of your franchise/club.
Guarantee his wages over the ten years and add a break clause after six years with an agreed buy out that essentially gets us his wages back.
£500k a week is £24m a year.
£240m contract over ten years - year six - his money goes up to £650k a week or an agreed buy out of £200m.
We will have got most of our return on the pitch and in wages paid out.
Promise him after ten years he can fuck off or from age of 31 he gets two year renewals and can go to New York for another few years.
By the age of 36, he is a billionaire.