Reading skipper McAnuff calls for cap on Premier League wages

Reading skipper Jobi McAnuff has called for a cap on Premier League wages.

Reading skipper Jobi McAnuff has called for a cap on Premier League wages.

McAnuff believes astronomical salaries are ­contributing to families being priced out of watching ­football and youngsters becoming money-obsessed.

“I can see why a Wayne Rooney should get a big bonus because of the amount of shirts he sells,” said McAnuff to the Sunday Mirror.

“But if you’re talking about £200,000-a-week, that’s ­ridiculous. Who needs that amount of money? Surely, someone will say ‘that’s enough’.

“We’re on the verge of ­getting out of control and we’re ­starting to lose a bit of reality.

“The most popular question I get from kids is ‘what car do you drive?’ What happened to them wanting to know what it was like to make your debut?

“Football is getting too ­expensive for fans and fans make football. Tickets for our game at Chelsea were £50 each. I know lots of people who couldn’t afford that.”

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