- 20 Feb 2008
- Waiting for Axelrod to return...
It also seems that clubs expect us to give players away when they leave us. Compare to the money Chelsea and Liverpool get for their castoffs.
Their cast-offs aren't on £100k plus a week, that's the reality, really.
The players we buy are top shelf or at least commensurate with the best paid in their positions.
Clubs just try to chip down prices to try their luck, but mainly to meet the personal terms.
People like Brewster being sold for £25m was worth it still to a club like Sheffield United, who can afford to still factor in an increase on his previous low wages.
Look at United, offering new deals all the time to people like Mata, Fellaini, Lingard.
None of them wanted, entered the final year of contract, but United know they can't get a fee because of their high wages, don't want them walking away on a free.
Rodri was bought for £62m but Atletico couldn't suddenly afford to give us our money back because his wages aren't the same he was on previously there.