In a world dominated by agents, nothing tends to surprise me in football, as those guys will do absolutely anything to squeeze every penny possible out of a deal.
However, the latest clause to emerge in Ravel Morrison’s contract is, not only a bizarre one, but also a worrying one.
The Telegraph is reporting that, should West Ham receive a £10 million plus bid for the England U-21 international, then the Hammers are forced to quadruple Morrison’s wage.
The former Manchester United is believed to earn nearly £15,000-a-week which means – if my mathematics are correct – he will stand to pocket almost £60,000-a-week.
This latest news comes just a month or so after his £18 million release fee clause was reported. You have to wonder, especially with the possibility of relegation growing, how much longer the Irons can hold onto their rising star?