Sandies wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:10 am
If he wanted to leave he shouldn't have signed a 5 year deal
He signed a 5 year contract as his options were limited
He was on a relatively shit salary and that is why the door was initially opened to Real Madrid
Real Madrid made him and United an offer
United's choices were to either take a fee and let him go or decline the transfer and he would run out the one year on his contract and leave on a free
At that point Madrid had agreed to give him a large lump of cash
United took the fee option and he was set to leave.
We will never know why but Madrid backed out.The general feeling is that Madrid got a feeling off their fans that he was not wanted,at that time
As such his opportunities became limited
United offered him a new,improved contract with a good salary but it had to be a long contract with a large buy out fee
He could have played on at £70k a week or signed a 5 year deal at £200k
That was 2 years ago and United have,as usual,not reviewed the contract
If Madrid,ir anybody offer the £50m buyout can you confidently say that United wouldn't accept it and try to spend £15m on another keeper?