Why are we keeping hold of a strike that is way pasted his best, even if that is due to injury, who does not fit in with the way the manager wishes his players to play, and has no real hope for ever returning to the form he once showed...??
F**k trying to hold out for £30m... Anything north of £22m we should take the money and run
Mate, we are not going to get £22m for him. If he goes it will be for a nominal fee, if any. The reason being that nobody is going to get close to matching our wages, given his injury record.
Any club will want a big pay-as-you-play component in his wage, and for Studge that effectively means a pay cut. He is going to want to keep any cut as minimal as possible, which means anybody buying him will probably have to subsidise a still excessive wage out of the transfer fee. So we will get very little for him. I suspect the club would let him go for nothing, and have probably been touting him for the last 3 or 4 windows without any takers prepared to meet his wages.
It's a great shame cos he could have been world class for us. I would say he briefly was actually.
[ Edit - Just saw the James Pearce thing saying the club want £30m. That is delusional if true. More likely they are just trying to bluff anybody into thinking they still consider him an asset. But nobody is going to buy it. I would be very surprised if get double figures for him. ]
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