It must be admitted that bias may be a factor in my thinking, or I’m simply dumb enough to be missing something but I want to know why something as simple as the transfer of Blackburn Rovers defender Phil Jones to Manchester United has become such a drama? The Rovers owners are now reported to be considering asking “the Premier League how private and confidential contractual details were obtained by the league champions” Are they stupid or simply being naive?
Think about it. A 19 year old lad signed a contract just four months ago, without doubt under instructions from his agent and legal advisors, for the £16 get out clause to be inserted. The Rovers legal people must have agreed to it without any consideration – or care, that the clause could be open to interpretation.
Is it so hard to imagine that the player himself, or anyone else, could have told friends, family or playing colleagues that such a clause exists and that such information would eventually reach Old Trafford or any other club? Is someone at Blackburn living on another planet?
The only conclusion can only be that the Rovers owners have now realised that they have stuffed up – big time, and are desperately trying save some face with the fans. Either that or the news hungry media are simply scratching around for a story! Meanwhile, a young player is left hanging around wondering what’s going to happen to his career.
Can you see any problem with the Phil Jones transfer?