Why Has The Chairman Allowed This?
What happened to the day you bought a player for whatever figure, and sold him on to the highest bidder.
I know that sounds as though we are de-huminising an individual, but why should a player decide how much he goes for. Then again ... why the hell did Freddy Shepherd allow it?
The Nigerian striker signed for the Magpies just last summer for £10million, but new boss Sam Allardyce was shocked to discover a similar clause in Martins' contract to that of strike partner Michael Owen, according to The Evening Chronicle.