Thursday, 18 March 2010
Sullivan Lets Slip That Faubert Is Leaving
Interesting that when talking about the Image Rights issue, Sullivan said, "What we can't have is a situation where a guy goes back to France and then in two years' time they [HMRC] say to us, 'You've given him £1m in image rights, we want 40 per cent of that.'"
Please note, Sullivan did not say, "for example", he said, "where a guy goes back to France". So who is going back to France in the summer then? Well it could be Ilan of course, but unless his face has been used in a new campaign for the film, "The Invisible Man", he can't be owed a million pounds yet. So is it Ilunga or Faubert?
My money is on Faux Pas (whose departure I predicted when S&G took over). He joined during the Eggert era, is on an absurd salary for an average quality rightback and has been photographed a lot because it is easier to snap slow moving or stationary objects. If France is indeed his next destination, we are not going to recoup anything like the £6m Curbishley paid for him.
Perhaps we could design a new West Ham Monopoly game. "Go, to France, go directly to France, do not pass go, do not collect £1m in image rights".
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:43