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Ian Snodin: How can Victor Anichebe expect to better Everton FC offer elsewhere?
Published : 14 Dec 2010 03:00:00
Victor Anichebe 300 IT'S tough to understand how Victor Anichebe came to the conclusion he has done enough in his career to prove he is worth more than the generous new deal Everton have offered him. It's never nice hearing current players being booed - but you can understand the fan's frustration as the news emerged about Victor's decision. I'm not privy to what he is looking for, or what his agent has told him he can get elsewhere - but a deal that could see him on £30,000 a week eventually is not to be scoffed at for a player aged 22 who hasn't played an awful lot lately. The fans want to see players who are committed and loyal to the club first and foremost, and that's why they reacted the way they did. Secondly, with the UK still in recession, and jobs at threat right across the country and Merseyside, hearing that someone doesn't think £20,000 a week and more is enough to play football is hard to stomach. The fans pay their money to go and watch Everton, many of them scraping together enough to take their kids too and stories like this are a blow to them. It would be an incredible sum for a man of his age to be earning - and that's in any context.