Blackburn player’s wages leaked

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Updated: August 8, 2011

Sensitive information including player’s salary, appearance bonuses, signing-on fees, increases they are due and sell-on clauses related to former clubs has been leaked in a report of players for sale released by Blackburn.

The club are desperate to offload the likes of Keith Andrews, Vince Grella and El Hadji Diouf from their books as they look to make saving’s of 125,000 a week and the club has hired Indian negotiator Krish Naidoo act as a facilitator to negotiate the sale of the players.

A brochure-type document has been produced which includes the sensitive information and this has fallen into the hands of the Daily Mirror who have reported the contents all of which makes for an interesting and revealing insight into the take home pay of footballers:

Keith Andrews is on £21,000-a-week and an extra £2,000 for every game. His wages also increase every time he plays five Premier League games – and an annual extra payment of £26,667. MK Dons are also entitled to 10% of any profit over his purchase price of £1 million.

Vince Grella is on £30,000-a-week with a further £6,000 a game. Blackburn are asking for a £500,000 loan fee if he goes – and all of his salary paid.

El Hadji Diouf is also on £30,000 a week and a further £5,000 per game. All of his salary would need to be paid if West Ham want to take him on loan.

Nikola Kalinic is on a flat rate of £30,000 a week and soon set to join Juande Ramos’ side Dnipro.

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