January 11 According to the news from the local media “West German Zeitung” in North Rhine-Westphalia,
Dortmund has not yet started the contract renewal dialogue with captain Royce, and the players are surprised that at the same time, the club has already conducted long-term negotiations with the teenager Mukoko.
Royce’s contract will end at the end of this season. When responding to the scandal of Riyadh’s victory a few days ago, his agent Heber said that it is normal for other teams to be interested in Royce. Royce is considering other options.
Choices are also normal.
During the winter training camp in Marbella with the team recently, Royce also said when talking about his contract with only half a year left: “I have to think about it, we will wait and see what happens.”
“West German Zeitung” said that behind the unusual attitude of Royce and his agent, their disappointment and anger were hidden. In addition, people close to the player also raised accusations of lack of respect from the club.
The reason is that Dortmund has not yet started any contract renewal negotiations with Royce.
In addition, the players were also surprised to learn that close contract renewal negotiations between the club and the 18-year-old striker Mukoko have been going on for a long time.
The latter’s contract, like Royce’s, will end this summer.
The report pointed out that in this context, Royce’s goal is to discuss his future with sports director Kyle as soon as possible.
It is reported that one of the crux of the negotiations between the two parties that may make the renewal of the contract impossible is that Royce is not willing to make concessions on the issue of salary cuts.
Royce’s current annual salary is about 12 million euros. It is reported that he regards himself as the face of the club, especially when the team is in a low competitive situation, but he has also repeatedly become the object of criticism at such a stage.
Contrary to Royce’s idea, Dortmund’s goal is to provide professional team players with contracts linked to their competitive performance in the future, that is, to agree on a lower base salary and a relatively higher bonus.