Lucas Neill says ‘It’s nothing to do with money’


Loyal Lucas Neill in a West Ham shirt

Loyal Lucas Neill in a West Ham shirt

Lucas Neill has today denied reports that contract negotiations with West Ham have broken down over wage demands.

His current two-and-a-half year deal runs out next month and the financially troubled Hammers are looking to cut his current £60,000 per week wages by half after realising that the 31 year old, lumbering fullback is not actually worth anywhere near what they paid to lure him away from the bright lights of Anfield.

Neill told reporters that any potential move would be for “footballing reasons and not money”, much like his move to relegation threatened West Ham rather than title chasing Liverpool when he left Blackburn.

“I’m captain of a successful international team, the Socceroos, and West Ham. I was influential in guiding us to the heady heights of 9th place in the Premier League” continued the Aussie stopper. “If that’s not worth a contract amounting to over £3million per year then I don’t know what is”.

Newspapers are reporting that Manchester City and Tottenham are monitoring the situation, although this appears to be their default line on any players who could be leaving their clubs in the summer and so should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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One Comment on “Lucas Neill says ‘It’s nothing to do with money’”

  1. It is good to see that where politicians set the standards, sports personalities are quick to follow. Heaven forbid that anyone should suggest that any of our wages are far higher than the national average as it is. We fully deserve it for all of the extremely hard work that we do.


    CJB x

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