Tippy Tappy Football wrote:NorthLondonStag wrote:Agreed. But he takes the risk of a bad injury or a run of bad form and then he’s in a precarious position. He may prefer the certainty of a 2.5 year contract now.
How many League 1 or 2 clubs are in a position now to hand out a 2.5 year contract on similar wages to what he is getting at Charlton? There cannot be many and Charlton clearly do not think he is good enough for a team challenging for promotion in League 1. In fact, there will be lots of clubs reluctant to commit to long term contracts. I think there will be a lot of short term deals with options for the club or player to extend if certain conditions are satisfied.
If George can get a good deal then good luck to him. The same to all other lower league players.
I'm surprised JR and David Sharpe let GC sign so many players on 2 year contracts.
You are sort of making an assumption he’ll get paid the same as Charlton though if he signed a deal now.
He may have to weigh up the options of a new longer deal at a wage cap salary, as against taking the higher wages for 6 months and then taking his chances in the summer, not knowing how his form will be in the meantime. Or perhaps ‘Charlton wages’ until the summer and then wage cap wages afterwards.
I said 2.5 years because my understanding is most clubs and players run contracts to season end. No one wants a player to be out of contract mid season. I agree it could be 1.5 years (or anything else that’s agreed).