- May 5, 2017
And fair play and goodluck to him if thats what he wants to do. Have no problem with anyone seeing there contract out and wanting to move on for whatever reason. My problems are with the sneaks who force the club to sell them and even worse still dont even hand in a transfer request as they still want that loyalty paymentThere are two possible reasons in my opinion;
1st I think he could want to be the established first choice partner for VvD ahead of Gomez when it's looking the other way round at the moment. With how often Gomez misses games and covers FB I expect Matip to realise he is getting plenty of playing time.
2nd When he signed he had a reasonable wage and then a bonus paid on top spread over his contract to reflect he was a free signing. That's my understanding at least. With that bonus now coming to an end hes facing a pay cut in practical terms. A contract extension offer on his same "wage" or even a reasonable increase might be quite a drop in salary if they dont take into account his net take home. He might not be happy about that and be tempted to go somewhere else on a free transfer next summer to replicate or better what he has been on here.