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Rooney Signs New Deal

It`s something we`ve spoken about previously, the rumoured new contract for Wayne Rooney.

Well now instead of it being just speculative talk it is factual talk with it being announced that Rooney has put pen-to-paper on a new five-and-a-half-year deal which will see the player earn a stunning 300,000 per week.

Now I`ve always been an admirer of Wayne but 300,000 a week (for one player) has me asking whether football has finally gone mad!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 21 2014

Time: 1:16PM

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Finally? It went mad years back now it's headed for the padded cells! Ridiculous sum of money for any player let alone the scouse mercenary. Now stick him in midfield to stop his unbalancing of the squad and let the proper forwards do their job. If he wants that much money he can damn well earn by playing where he's told and is effective not where he wants petulant child.
300,000 a week is crazy. But you know what, as long as its coming out of the yank trolls pockets I don't care. Its about time they spent some of their own cash. One possible good thing to come out of this is that hopefully Moyes had to promise Rooney that the squad will not be allowed to deteriorate further and that it will be significantly strengthened in the Summer. One possible downside, for me anyway, is that if we handed him such a long contract and a hefty wage it must mean that Moyes will be here next season especially if he sanctioned the contract, that or we will sell him anyway but this time without worrying about him running down his contract and guaranteeing a large fee.
I really think you're making a rod for your own backs with this. What will the likes of Tony Kroos say when he's offered 1/3 of what Rooney is earning? You're going to have to pay a lot more in wages to attract anyone decent from now on.
With Giggs, Vidic, Ferdinand and Evra all looking set to leave this Summer and possibly a few of the high earning squad players in Nani, Anderson and Young looking likely to leave the wage bill will drop dramatically. As such, I imagine doubling Rooneys money wasn't as big a deal as the media are making out.

Seeing Rooney earn such a sickening sum is horrible but look at the bright side of things. As Kanchelskis has already said he wouldn't have signed the contract without the assurances that the squad is going to be vastly strengthened with the calibre of players it needs. He might be a mercenary but in fairness he's an ambitous one and I imagine he took some persuading in that respect.

Not to mention it looks like we're going to sit at the big boys negotiation table again and finally utilise our financial muscle. We casually doubled Rooney's wages and broke our transfer record and splashed out 37.5 mil on a world class talent. It might not be a world or even premier league record but following the trend of the market it's the going rate for a world class talent nowadays and we didn't shirk at it because it didn't reflect 'value'. No more waiting for Madrid, Barca, Bayern, Chelsea, City, PSG and Monaco to have their feed on the market and then picking at the best of the leftovers.

Our manager might be a bit of a melt but outside of that things are looking positive.
Oops my mistake. Rooneys wages weren't doubled, thought the 300k a week was post tax like his demands last time.

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