For anyone wondering if players are driven purely by money, the answer is yes. Witness one Daniel Alves, furious at his president at Seville for rejecting an offer from Chelsea for his services:
“I am disappointed by the way I have been treated. In the four-and-a-half years that I have been here I have given everything and I want more respect.”
“The fans understand what is going on because nobody in their right mind would not accept an offer that would see their salary doubled.”
And that says everything. He mentions no reason for wanting to join Chelsea other than the money. No mention of pedigree, medals, regular Champions League football, pushing himself further…
No. Just the salary. He wants more money, so he wants to join Chelsea. And he thinks its disrespectful of Seville to reject an offer for him even though it is not up to him how much he is worth to a club.
He should join the Blues. He’d fit right in.