Like I said, I *would* have done it differently, but different strokes for different folks.
Ok you're from a more impoverished background you are earning roughly 750k-1m a year and the you're offered roughly 3m a year from Liverpool. So around 15m (plus signing on fee) over the course of the deal
Every other deal you're offered reduces that considerably
The 15m could set you and your family, even your extended family up for life
He maybe looks at it and thinks why would I take a 10m pay cut? I'll only be mid 20s when this deal is up and I go again with that behind me
I call absolute bullshit if you walk away from money that could set you and your family / extended family up for life
If you think you'd walk away from 50k a week back to 10k a week playing in the championship then you're kidding yourself and you can't say that unless you were in that position
So I don't believe you would. Because unless that contract was matched or bridged you'd be daft to walk away from that type of contract that could change your life for good
It's not his fault he was given it but I'd imagine so difficult to walk away from
Say in your job. You're over-paid by one Company, but you had pressure from a shareholder to walk away.. would you take a 400% pay cut to go to another job? When if you sat that put you could sort your future out?
From a fans point of view I wanted him out, looking at it from his view I can understand it