YorkshireRoyal99NamelessCrowbar6753 Maybe we can offer Swift around $18,000 (Sorry Canadian Keyboard) with some sort of bonuses built in such as goals, assists etc...really not sure how this works and offer him a two year contract so if things don't work out he's still good and young enough to move on when his contract expires, maybe even a one year contract, then if every thing goes well with our financial plan we can offer a better deal at a later stage.
I'm sure our Chinese owners know a wizard accountant who can work some magic. Let's face it, take away Swifts contributions this season and things wouldn't have looked good at all, and replacing his stats with either a freebie or a loanee is going to be tough.
Breaking his wages into chunks doesn’t change the total. The £16 million includes basic wages and any bonuses. If you make part of it performance based it makes budgeting a nightmare
Theoretically speaking then, if we have performance-related bonuses in a lot of players' contracts and then finish in the play offs and were to go up, would the EFL just wash their hands with the matter?
Until we got relegated again.....
They have no jurisdiction over PL clubs.
I don’t think there is anything that stops us offering incentives as part of a contract. We just have to include that within our budget. So if we offer player x a £10k contract plus £1k a game and £1k a goal we’d have to account for those bonuses within the £16 million.