It’s been suggested by sources that Wolverhampton Wanderers have sanctioned an incentive scheme for the Premier League season of 2018/19 and depending on where the club finish in the top-flight table, depends on how much of a bonus the players receive next summer.
Imagine my shock, given in one shape or another ALL clubs do this.
Sky Sports have really turned the screws on their sources with that report.
In actuality, from the bits I’ve heard about similar league finish incentive schemes in operation at other clubs, ours actually feels on the conservative side as survival and consolidation after last season’s Championship title-winning promotion will only net the players a share of a £3million kitty.
Sky then suggest it will triple should we make the top ten as the bonus would be a share of £10million. £12million for the Europa League.
It’s even thought, by their well-placed sources, that the players are aware of what they will earn come the end of the season. I imagine that comes as a shock to the authorities as well given clubs cannot provide inducements that aren’t part of the formally agreed player contract.
Dearly me, Wolves and their capricious approach to spending now.