Yep, it wouldn’t have been the clubs idea to give him 5 years. So Sloaney besides his love for the club wouldn’t have stayed for 4 years.This is what I find hilarious... he actually said on 5aa, word for word, that his final contract was about looking after Rory Sloane as he approached retirement. He was quite upfront and honest about it.
I have no doubts that we presented the best offer. Who’s going to offer 5 years at 800k for a 28 year old, who had a bung foot at the time and struggles with a tag? The negotiations took forever and he got pi**ed off when it was reported that he was staying earlier.
He got the best deal. Fine. Money was a huge factor in him staying, don’t spin it as love for the club.
And people reckon he’s a great clubman, an angel