Let me break this down for you in normal people's wages terms :
say you earn £500 a week working for Middlesbrough council but Hartlepool council offers you the same £500 a week but a signing on fee of say £2,000 then you wouldn't say you are better off? That's exactly what some players do
Lol, I'm not getting it from Football Manager. I might also say that just because someone tells you something that doesn't make it true.
I understand that players don't automatically join other clubs because of a basic salary increase. I simply don't believe Shotton signed here for a wage of that amount and I find it odd that the local media and some of the ITK types had him as one of our highest paid players if that was the case. I also wouldn't have thought that wage would have necessitated him taking a pay cut to join Wigan but who knows on that one.
Some interesting figures for the back up keepers though 👍