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John Laverty

A funny old game when clubs hand new contracts to players they’re desperate to get rid of

John Laverty


... Yet hard-up Barca’s Umtiti deal is unlikely to be the weirdest one you’ll see this year

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Bizarre arrangements: World Cup-winning French duo Kylian Mbappe (left) and Samuel Umtiti have rather bizarre reasons for signing long-term contacts with Spanish clubs. Credit: Franck Fife

Bizarre arrangements: World Cup-winning French duo Kylian Mbappe (left) and Samuel Umtiti have rather bizarre reasons for signing long-term contacts with Spanish clubs. Credit: Franck Fife

Bizarre arrangements: World Cup-winning French duo Kylian Mbappe (left) and Samuel Umtiti have rather bizarre reasons for signing long-term contacts with Spanish clubs. Credit: Franck Fife

It’s hard to resist a wry smile when recalling that intro: “Luis Suarez has signed a lucrative new four-and-a-half-year contract that will keep him at Liverpool until 2018.”

People still blithely write and read out these things as if they’re an indisputable fact.


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