Player Valuation: £25m
I totally agree. It was shocking to see Beningame was on £8 a week while doing nothing for the first team. Counter that with others here who are on 100K per week and also doing nothing. They are on tens of millions per year, surely they can manage to live off that for the rest of their lives whilst stepping down and earing "only" 50-70k per week else where. I also agree that is not their fault, we offered them the stupid sums of money, of course they will take it, I just think that, if it were me, I would want to play at all costs and would rather move elsewhere on less pay in order to do so.However in what are relatively shorter careers, the extra money can make their lives and the lives of their families more comfortable and arguably more secure.
While it is frustrating as a fan of the club, looking at it objectively I can appreciate why they may act like they do as ultimately it's a job - a means to an ends.
Players like Delph for example don't be appear to be characters who are going to be overly bothered by the pride factor e.g. wanting first team football.
He's not had to move house when he moved from City, his family will be comfortable and he is earning a wage to fund the rest of his life. Why would he leave?
By the way, I am not arguing that it's the right thing to do just that I can understand their mentality. I'd want to be enjoying my job!