FOWLER SNUBS BLACKPOOL OFFER
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has rejected an opportunity to return to English football with Blackpool.
Robbie Fowler has been training with Blackpool for a few weeks now and it was very much expected that he would sign a new contract with the club, which would confirm his return to English football after many years.
Robbie Fowler has been playing for leagues in Thailand and Australia over the last few seasons. Even though many have questioned his commitment to the game, his desire to return to English football clearly shows that he puts football ahead in the priority list.
However, it seems that Blackpool will not be having the opportunity to add Robbie Fowler as a striker in their squad. This is because Robbie Fowler has rejected the pay as you play deal that was offered by Blackpool on the basis that it was extremely poor. Reports suggest that Robbie Fowler was offered a £ 5000 bonus for every match he appears, but his basic pay was just £ 100 per week. Robbie Fowler has said on his Twitter account that he is extremely disappointed with the offer from Blackpool. It is expected that he will be looking forward to the offers from other clubs now.
"Unless I can get things done and a deal done in a slightly different way, then he won't be coming. If it doesn't happen, I'll be disappointed, but such is life," Blackpool manager Ian Holloway said with regard to the Robbie Fowler contract situation. Ian Holloway, though, wants Robbie Fowler at the seaside, but concedes that it will be very difficult after this contract offer. The 36-year-old former Liverpool striker has not been playing since leaving Thailand club SCG Muangthong United in January. "Actually it was £90, but would need to play full 90 (minutes) to get full appearance bonus," said Robbie Fowler.