I don’t know if I want to play to stereotypes here.
But the general reaction to this latest report, from myself included does hint a little bit of the old idea that the north is more about working hard for a pittance and being grateful for it rather than ‘those fancy Southerners’. Just think of the Monty Python sketch if you don’t know what I’m on about.
According to journalist Alan Nixon, newly-promoted Fulham look set to beat Sheffield United, amongst other clubs to the signing of Wigan Athletic left-back Antonee Robinson by offering him as much as £50,000 per week in wages, something that could put him well out of our price range.
Is £50,000 per week too much for the Blades to be paying?
As I said yesterday, with our highest-paid player currently on £25,000 per week according to SpotRac, it might not look too good for us to go and offer that much to one player, and it looks as if I’m not alone in that view, as these Sheffield United fans all agreed that the idea that paying that much wasn’t exactly smart thinking.
£50k/wk on anyone out of the Championship is lunacy. Players with no PL experience expecting stupid salaries is why so few in PL can afford relegation and why Championship clubs can’t run to a profit. Clubs will go bust paying wages like this, so I’m glad we aren’t going near now
— John G (@GriftersUnited) August 16, 2020
Absolutely bonkers. Yet again Fulham looking to throw money at it. If the lad wants to progress his footballing career he comes to the Blades, if his priority is money he’s off to Fulham. Unfortunately I think money runs the game. See ya 👋
— Ryan Hobson (@ryanhobson7) August 16, 2020
That’s Fulham for you you can see why they got relegated last season daft money
— John Street 2020 (@paulgregory134) August 16, 2020
Will only end up back in the championship 🤷♂️ his choice. Money or a club on the up
— Matt Smalley (@Matt_E_Smalley) August 16, 2020
50k per week for what is currently a league 1 player !!! Worlds gone mad !!
— Anthony (@Tony_vodka) August 16, 2020
Don’t blame us, bang for our buck this season, that’s potentially two or three players wages.
— David Oldfield (@daveoldfield40) August 16, 2020
More money than sense
— Craig Space 1 ⚔️ (@cmetcalfe989) August 16, 2020
What about you? Would you pay that much in wages for someone like Robinson?