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  • A Yahoo! User Mar 7, 2012 12:43 Flag

    The worrying reality for clubs in the transfer mkt

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    • It's hard to know what to pay squad players as you look at Bentdner he was playing regular football in the first team (admitted badly) so was being payed accordingly but then became a fringe player so how do you reduce his salary legally.

      I guess the only option is to create basic salaries that are reasonable to live off and make the bonuses top heavy.

      So if you don't play we don't pay. There is obviously something like this in place already but the basics are just to high.

      When it comes to young talent, clubs are paying over the odds to secure their services rather then letting them go to the opposition.

      Arsenal have often bought very young EG: Walcott & Oxlade and for us it has worked out very well but we never broke the bank to do it and whilst we paid a lot of money for potential, we have been justified in doing so, this won't happen everytime!

    • It's hard to know what to pay squad players as you look at Bentdner he was playing regular football in the first team (admitted badly) so was being payed accordingly but then became a fringe player so how do you reduce his salary legally.

      I guess the only option is to create basic salaries that are reasonable to live off and make the bonuses top heavy.

      So if you don't play we don't pay. There is obviously something like this in place already but the basics are just to high.

      When it comes to young talent, clubs are paying over the odds to secure their services rather then letting them go to the opposition.

      Arsenal have often bought very young EG: Walcott & Oxlade and for us it has worked out very well but we never broke the bank to do it and whilst we paid a lot of money for potential, we have been justified in doing so, this won't happen everytime!

    • What issue are you raising? The problem of big clubs pinching young players from overseas?


      Robert

    • poor old clubs, ripping off fans & then wasting it on agents & over inflated wages & transfer fees!

      • 1 Reply to A Yahoo! User
      • Are you implying that Man U should have matched Juventus' offer and coughed up the extra 5 million pounds in order to keep Pogba's services, Layla?

        Shouldn't there be a cap on wages for these youngsters? Based on what I've read on the Man U board about Pogba, he's a supremely talented player, albeit still unproven. I personally think that clubs are setting a bad precedent by bowing to the excessive wage demand of these mercenary players.