windermereROYAL Liam Moore probably couldn`t believe his luck when Gormless gave him his new extended contract at the start of the season. he must be on a huge wedge.
I think the Moore contract was seen as a bit of safeguarding for the club,, probably with a buyout clause, rather than RG just throwing contracts around. If Moore had continued to attract the same interest as he did in the summer, the club could demand a set fee and the a buying club would have to meet it. It also placated a key player who had handed in a transfer request.
Also extended contact doesn't always mean a hefty pay rise, it might've resulted in, say a 5% increase and if Moore was on £15k/week for example, 5% is only an extra £750/week, even 25% would only take him up to £18,750/week, which for your #1 defender probably isn't that eye watering.