By Jason McKeown
Speaking to a room of Bradford City fans prior to Saturday’s game with Leyton Orient, alongside the Supporters Board and Width of a Post, David Baldwin revealed that Nahki Wells has been offered a new contract that would make the Bermudian the highest paid player at the club.
Baldwin also commented that the Bantams have a playing budget deficit of £1 million, and are set to make a £500k loss this season. To keep the wage budget at the same level as next season would result in a similar loss. Therefore, the club is looking at alternative sources of revenue.
David added that the difference between selling Wells in January or during the summer may prove at least £1 million in terms of the transfer fee they could receive, due to the striker’s contract expiring in the summer of 2015. It therefore appears that how Wells responds to the contract offer will dictate the January transfer window.
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