muirinhoSnowflake Royal If we didn't have Howe, yeah no probs with that. But Howe is not going to get much game time whilst Gunter is sitting as back up, so for me, we either decide Howe isn't going to make it and offer that (much) reduced deal, or it's bye to Gunts.
Other option is to give Gunter a one year extension, and send Howe out on loan - he'd get more football that way. It's rare enough for Yiadom to be injured, and you don't take full-backs off after 60 minutes unless you're changing formation. So he'd spend most of the season bench-warming, bar maybe a couple of cup games, which isn't going to help his development.
However, I can't imagine Gunter would want just a single year, especially knowing his football-time would be limited. Certainly not with a massive paycut as well.
Depends on what other interest there is in Gunter. Didn’t seem much interest in him during the summer. Agree though a one year deal would be the maximum we should offer. Loan out Howe to hopefully a League One side and see how he does.