Devi wrote:Bloke on 5 live just broke it down differently:
He’s getting £400m a week, approximately £20m a year, or £80m over the 4 years of his contract.
Let’s say he’s “worth” a £50m transfer, which in today’s market is probably about right.
He’d still ‘get’ £10m a year (c £190m a week, from the ‘remaining’ £30m), again in today’s market ‘about right’ (cf other PL players), and the cost to Juve is the same.
The ‘losers’ are a) Arse, who’ve clearly fucked up their business model, and b) Cardiff, who don’t get any sell on fee [Shame! Ed.]
Equally, he’s 28, and has an agent who’s done nothing more than deliver what’s likely one last hurrah.
Yes, the numbers are obscene, but there’s not one of us - or any other player, I’d guess? - would bite this deal off at the shoulder.
No of course don’t blame the player at all, just didn’t know if his performances have been other worldly