Aston Villa fans cannot believe Micah Richards could be about to double his wages, if Steve Bruce’s side are promoted.
Richards had his wages cut in half following Villa’s relegation to the Championship back in 2016, meaning he is now on £35,000-a-week.
The defender has not featured at all this season, with Bruce fearful of picking him due to his persistent injury problems.
Yet Richards could still earn a pay-rise if his Villa teammates are able to get promoted.
And Villa fans have urged the club to terminate the defender’s contract now, as they do not see what he can offer them.
My word this is horrendous. Micah Richards is an absolute joke to the professional game. Pay increase if we get promoted whilst going into the final year of his contract? Get out. #AVFC https://t.co/ZaaUAr4Fpr— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) March 1, 2018
He needs 2 go if he ain't getting games— Bryan Mcgrory (@McgroryBryan) March 1, 2018
Absolute jokeget him off the wage bill— George Hartley (@hartleyunited) March 1, 2018
terminate his contract. bloody ridiculous!— Rachel Malloch (@RachelVillavox) March 1, 2018
If we get promotion just pay off his contract— Steven whitcombe (@Stevewhitcombe9) March 1, 2018
Hopefully never plays for us again. Was a joke in our last season in the PL. Even more of a joke now. The sooner we get rid of him Gabby and Bunn the better.— Chez Avfc (@AvfcUTV1) March 1, 2018
Richards appears to have no chance of breaking back into Villa’s first-team, but selling him could be a problem.
Richards lack of game time means he is no longer an appealing signing, and his large wages mean that only a few clubs outside the Premier League would be able to afford his salary.
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