News has emerged Blues have given their new signing a substantial pay rise after he was subject to a lot of interest last week.
The likes of Villa and Derby were also keen on the 21-year-old’s services. However, it looks there was a reason his head was turned by Blues. Money.
According the the Daily Mail, Blues offered the 6ft 4 man an extra £8,000 a week to play at St Andrews for the season.
That is a fair amount, considering he was only on £22,000 a week at the Saints.
The report suggests that the massive pay increase was what Harry Redknapp felt was necessary to do given how much interest there was in the striker from other clubs.
There is now talk of him not being fully committed to the cause and will only play for the money, not the badge. However, with Redknapp in charge you’d expect it’s the latter.
Gallagher knows this league very well and by scoring 12 goals for Blackburn last campaign, it could prove to be very promising business from the club. It could however become a failed move and Blues would have to keep forking out the substantial fee when the money could be spent elsewhere.
Either way, Blues have a promising young player on their hands, whether he performs to the best of his ability remains to be seen…
What comes to a surprise is Redknapp wasn’t willing to pay Ravel Morrison from Lazio, a mere £3,000-a-week for his services when he needs that type of player.
What do you think Blues fans, is Sam Gallagher worth the £30,000-a-week wages? Let us know in the comment section below!