So you know what those players were on at previous clubs do you?
Your missing the point in what I said, I never said decrease in salary from a previous club?
I said they won't need much of a basic salary increase because a significant signing on fee would be more than acceptable to entice them to join along with the agents getting a sweater.
Braithwaite was given a £2million signing on fee as was Randolph. Like I stated, I don't know what Randolph was on at West Ham but that signing on fee must of been enough to entice him to drop down a division (regardless of been 1st choice or not)
And yet the players who seem to earn the most here recently have tended to be those same players signed over that period regardless of any large signing on fees they were paid. A £5k per week decrease in salary over three years is £750k. Double it and double the amount. £500k wouldn't be enough to cover those types of losses.
If all that is true then the one good thing about that window is that we managed to keep the wage budget down instead of just giving them all massive wages. So it could be worse. Glad to hear that someone like fletcher and Shotton aren’t on 30k if what you’ve been told is true