Aston Villa fans will be furious to find out that yet another Villa outcast is set for a massive wage increase should the Birmingham outfit attain promotion to the Premier League.
Despite his lack of game time, that is said, by Sky Sports, to be the fate facing Ross McCormack, who has not featured for the Villans since March last year in the 2-2 draw with Derby County, following a bust-up with manager Steve Bruce.
As a result, the 31-year-old Scot was shipped out to the Australian A-League last September where he notched up a stunning 14 goals in 17 games before returning to the UK in January where he continues his omission from the first-team.
However, the attacker, who the Birmingham Mail claim as earning slightly less than £2.3million-a-year, will reportedly earn £1million-a-year more if the club makes it to the top-flight, despite not playing a single minute of football for the club this season.
It is news that will undoubtedly infuriate the throngs of supporters who often shell out vast sums of money in order to go and watch their heroes on the field of play.
If McCormack’s bumper pay increase was not enough to get the fans fuming, then another missing man’s imminent increase could, with the Birmingham Mail revealing that Micah Richards could double his wage, which is reported to be worth £35,000-a-week, should Villa reach the Premier League
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