Concern as FFP may rule out a new contract for Michael Morrison

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Richard Wilford’s harrowing message this morning suggested that Blues are seeking clarification from the EFL as to whether their agreed business plan permits the club to offer a new contract to Michael Morrison, the captain.

It’s a clear indicator that the EFL are serious about holding Blues to account for breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

However, as sombre as the picture may be, a model which forbids a club from signing players as well as retaining the players they already have is not sustainable. A club simply cannot run this way.

Understandably, any approach to a new contract for any player must be a sensible one and may need to be given the green light by the EFL to ensure it falls within set limits.

Morrison’s contract expires in June. The rules state: “With six months or less remaining on an existing contract for players aged 23 or older, they are free to negotiate with other clubs and sign a pre-contract agreement, indicating their ability to move to their intended club on a Bosman transfer when the next transfer window opens”.

In layman’s terms, Morrison is free to talk to other clubs in January with a view to moving in the summer.

Garry Monk has previously spoke of the importance of his captain and the pivotal role he plays both on and off the pitch.

In many ways, tying him down to a new deal will be viewed as a fantastic piece of business, better than any signing Blues could realistically afford during the forthcoming transfer window.

Common sense must prevail.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Were the sanctions available for the EFL known in advance or are they just making things up as they go along? So far we are under a transfer embargo, have the threat of a fine, points deduction of an unspecified size, the likelihood of not being able to keep our younger players and now possibly not being able to resign our current players. If I were the Blues owner I think I would be sorting out a top barrister and getting ready for court. Even high court judges can’t just make up a sentence off the cuff.

  2. Why why why why is it taking some so bloody long to sort out what the punishment blues are going to get or are the EFL waiting for blues to get into the play off places and give us points deduction that will take us out of the play offs .for all the hard work the boys have done it will be for nothing as we will still be in championship next season .just give us our punishment so we know what we are up against. KRO SOTV

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