David Stockdale has disputed claims that his move to Leeds could collapse due to his wage demands.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that the Whites are considering pulling out of a deal for the 32-year-old.
On Twitter, our no.13 said that no talks about salary have taken place after Leeds’ latest bid was rejected by the Blues:
If someone did offer a loan a player doesn’t demand anything it’s between the two clubs so the “wage demand” side is null and void.
— David Stockdale (@stockogk1313) June 27, 2018
Officially a player cannot discuss personal terms with another club until a transfer or loan deal is agreed. So far, we have reportedly rejected a transfer bid and a loan offer for Stockdale so the keeper is technically correct.
However, interested clubs usually have informal discussions with a player’s agent to see if they can afford a salary before putting in a bid. It’s likely Leeds change of tack from a permanent deal to a temporary one is down to a lack of funds, and the realisation that the goalkeeper’s wages may be too high.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay says the Whites were prepared to pay a “sizeable portion” of his wages, but crucially not the full amount.