Manchester United flop Bebe's contract details revealed
Manchester United's bonus scheme for the first-team squad is also revealed
Football Leaks website has struck again and this time, it has revealed details about Manchester United flop Bebe’s contract. The contract leak is the latest in a series of leaks involving high profile players like Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.
Bebe arrived at Old Trafford for a surprise fee of £7.4m in August 2010 from Portuguese club Vitoria De Guamarares. Sir Alex Ferguson, the then manager of Manchester United only met the forward a day before the contract signing though he came with a high recommendation from assistant manager Carlos Queiroz.
The website revealed that Bebe signed a five-year deal with Manchester United starting from 16th August 2010 and ending on 30th June 2015. It also revealed that the Portuguese forward would earn a cool £900,000 per annum as basic wage from Manchester United.
Bonus scheme for United Players effective from 2009-2010 season was also published
The contract also went on to give details about the bonuses the United first team squad were entitled to based on their performance in all four competitions.
United players would have split £2.5m for winning the Premier League, a £5.25m payment for landing the Champions League trophy, £1m for an FA Cup triumph and £500,000 for lifting the League Cup – a potential total of £9.25m.
It also lists lesser bonuses for finishing second in the Premier League (£1.25m), being Champions League runners-up (£2.75m), FA Cup runners-up (£500,000) and League Cup runners-up (£250,000).
In Bebe’s year at Old Trafford, the United team went on to win the Premier League and were Champions League runners up in what turned out to be a pretty successful season for Alex Ferguson's men. All this meant that £5.25m worth of bonuses would be shared between the United players.
The split would be based on the number of appearances.
Though clubs have been fighting to keep the details of their contracts private, the leaks from the Football Leaks website provides us an interesting insight into the way top level football teams are run.