The first person I look to when I hear of contract trouble or player unrest at Celtic is the views of Barry Ferguson.
His insider knowledge of what goes on at the club and the legal ramifications of not honouring contract clauses is second to none.
The guy clearly knows his stuff. Because his insight as to why Celtic have seemingly agreed to accept a €4m bid for Giorgos Giakoumakis is just brilliant.
Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Ferguson said, “There has to be a clause in the contract for that price.
“And my opinion is he’s worth at least double that.
“So I would imagine this is what happens when you sign contracts after a season the second season, you obviously you put clauses in.
“And I think you know what, the more I think about it I think he’s going to be a massive miss if he does leave, which it looks like he’s going to do.
“I think he’s going to be a massive loss.”
Please Barry. Stop thinking before you hurt yourself.
What does that even mean? ‘In the second season, you obviously put clauses in’?
Clearly the issue is that there was NO CLAUSE in the contract for Giakoumakis to get a pay rise as both the club and player cannot agree on terms.
If there was a clause then there would be no dispute. Celtic would need to pay up or Giakoumakis would need to take what was on offer.
I do agree that he is worth double what is on offer but that is where I will stop.