Contract extension for Gudelj?

  • Yes
  • No

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Maybe a 2+1 extension or similar.

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Yes, very respectable and valuable workforce and good enough for multiple roles as substitute. We do need to aim higher. But as a part of a 25 man squad and rotate when necessary I think he’s enough. Especially now we’re not in a luxurious situation and finding other options isn’t that easy.
Furthermore, he’s good influence in the press, we mocked him for being Lope’s son in law, or even his secret lover (who knows). But the work he has done for the team, always available when needed and never a bad word from his side. Exemplary team player. He accepted a salary decrease last summer iirc, and well that’s a sign, both of us overpaying, but also of him still being grateful for being here which is great. Is it expected that the extension, and after a world-class goal come with a salary raise again? Bit contradictory, but football changes quickly so, 2+1 sounds fine for me.

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I would say YES! He’s everything you want for a role player. Can play multiple positions, plays hard, and seems like a great locker-room guy.
With Fernando’s constant injuries of late, I think it he is valuable at the right price. I wouldn’t want to overspend on him and I wouldn’t want his resigning to stand in our way of searching for a younger CDM with high potential.
When Sampaoli was here the first time we were stacked there with Nonzi, Iborra, and Kranevitter (I know I know).

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I said no, just because of his high salary. A role player cannot be among the highest paid players in the club. If he take a big pay cut, then I also think that his contract should be extended.

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I would keep him. He’s a real team player and has done a good job when called upon in a difficult situation this year.

He offers versatility and passion and plays for the shirt. Think we’ll all remember that strike against Mallorca!

No his name isn’t ‘stellar’ and he probably would have struggled to get in past Sevilla teams, but on the basis of everything I’ve said it would be harsh to not extend his contract.

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Good discussion. My vote is also a clear yes. Plays hard even when lacking in top end quality. But fills in in many positions and a solid rotation player, especially for a team without unlimitted funding.

@JakobJarc why are you concerned about his salary? this cite says he’s making 2.6M euros per year… 16th highest on the team. that seems reasonable, no? meanwhile Rakitic, our adopted son, is making 13.2M, nearly twice as much as the second highest paid… that’s not sustainable and while I lovel Ivan, he’s definitely not performing at that level.

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I saw that before as well, there are multiple sources but I believe that Rakitic is more around 7.5m which is still massive. If 13m is true, It’s just absurd. You really question our management, with knowing how we’ve been lately, fearfully it might be true.

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I looked on different site and it said that he has salary around 4,5m and he is fourth most paid player on the team, only behind Rakitic, Papu and Suso. 2,6m a year is more reasonable for him.

interesting… i have no idea which sites are more/less credible for this type of inquiry. but yeah, 4.5 would be WAY more reasonable.

This was exactly my question here…do I like Gudelj as a slot-in player, absolutely. Should he make as much money as Nianzou, Marcao, or Fernando? Certainly not. So yeah, I tend to just trust Monchi and company to balance all those factors when deciding whether to renegotiate a contract.

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Leaning towards yes but really depends on how much we pay him. I did read he was one of the highest earners but have no reliable source on this.

He is a reliable backup who was only thrust into starting this season due to injuries and has performed decently. Still we shouldn’t get over ourselves, he’s a rotation piece who can hold the line and gives experience and even had the armband for a bit. As he’ll be 31 in November a 1+1 or 2+1 would look nice.

:sobs:, then remembers Krycho and sobs harder

Monchi also gave Gud his first handsome contract, better to be more controlled this time.

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So…

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There definitely needs to be a discussion. He’s never been a flashy player, but he consistently does everything that’s asked of him. He filled in wonderfully for our back line last year when we were ravaged with injuries, and it seems like he’s stepped into a leadership role on this team this year. I really like watching him play.

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He play with the heart, he play for Sevilla, yes of course

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