Hearing that Wayne Rooney had signed a new contract at Manchester United was music to my ears yesterday.
He has been one of our better players this season and if we are to continue to attract the world’s top players to Old Trafford we needed to ensure that Rooney would stay.
Hopefully this shows a sign of intention from David Moyes that United can rebuild in summer, even if United don’t qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Rooney has become the highest paid footballer in England
The new deal will keep Rooney at Old Trafford until 2019, which means he will most likely retire with the club. Rooney will then become a club ambassador once he does retire from the game.
Behind the happiness though, I can’t help but feel that the wages involved within Rooney’s new contract are ridiculous.
Rooney’s new contract is believed to be worth around £300,000 per week, making him the highest paid Premier League player in history.
It has been worked out that Rooney will now earn:
- £15,600,000 a year
- £300,000 a week
- £43,000 a day
- £1,800 an hour
- £30 a minute
- 50p a second
These figures are incredible to think about when you imagine what a normal person would earn on a daily basis.
The worry for me is that other players will now look at Rooney’s contract and believe that they to should be paid this staggering amount.
Footballers get paid enough already and I believe that it has now gone too far. For a person to earn 50p a second playing football is just not right in my opinion.
Fans have started to protest over the price of a ticket
Most people cannot even afford to go and support their team anymore due to the rise in ticket prices. If the clubs didn’t pay their players soo much they would not have to charge the public as much as they currently do.
There seems to be quite a lot of greed in the world of football now, with players wanting to know how much they get paid before finding out how many matches they are going to play.
It also shows that player power is beginning to take over in the game. Rooney has twice threatened to leave the club and has now received not one but two mega contract deals.
He has had United right where he wanted them over the past few years.
There have been cases of players refusing to play unless they get new deals or are allowed to join other clubs and it is all getting a bit too much now.
Football is now all about the money
I just hope that the money being paid to Rooney does not prevent United from being able to purchase other players in the summer.
Should United fail to qualify for the Champions League they could lose out on a lot of sponsorship money along with the money you receive for being in the Champions League.
The club may have to sell quite a few players to fund new recruits should this be the case.
Overall I think that Football needs to take a good look at itself and actually needs to be about the football once again.
If that means bringing it capped salaries then so be it, most of the players within the game are millionaires so a capped salary would not effect them one bit.
As a huge football fan, I do hope that the sport does get it’s act together….. Before it is too late!