- Aug 9, 2015
He is taking a pay cut already. His wife works in NYC. Guy should be making 700k.I like chanot don't get me wrong, but I don't like that, in a good year, we lose him for 2-4 games a season for the pisspot Luxembourg team ( or more if he picks up an injury, case in point). I'm sorry if he/others are offended by my stance on his national team but I don't care about a historic 0-0 tie with france if it means we are losing our #1 defender. This is a capped league and we spend a good chunk of our budget on him, so when he is out our depth gets hamstrung. He isn't a flashy name or on a flashy NT, so I don't see his value for the marketing of our team/league. My only guess is these demerits I mention reduce his price making him attractive talent/$ for our team assuming he stays healthy. And if that is true, it means he is taking a pay cut being here, and I absolutely wouldn't fault him for wanting to get out to grab as many dollars as he can. Soccer careers can be short so he needs shoot for max contracts. So for me this plays out fine if we keep him on current salary or he gets sold for big bucks. I am ok being a stepping stone club for player trying to get attention if we are getting a good deal on the salary for a couple years or make a big payout on their sale. Rinse and repeat for that sweet sweet GAM and pull away from the rest of the league. But for future players I really would like to avoid international team players. Go for unrecognized talent from the big NTs where the player has a small chance to be called up.