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No wonder Chris Martin was confused

last updated Monday 16th January 2017, 2:03 PM

Fulham Football Club

Fulham striker Chris Martin
Fulham striker
Chris Martin
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Fulham loan striker Chris Martin, who returned to action with Fulham on Saturday and scored in a 2-0 win over Barnsley, could have been on £28,000 per week at Craven Cottage had the club granted a request made by his agent, it has been claimed.

The striker is on loan at Fulham for the season from Derby County, who recently tried to take him back to Pride Park to bolster manager Steve McClaren's attacking options.

However, Fulham wanted Derby to pay to terminate the loan early and the Rams refused to meet the stated figure, which meant they instead snapped up David Nugent from Middlesbrough.

The situation regarding Martin led to his agent asking for a £28,000 per week pay packet from Fulham, according to journalist Simon Austin.

It is claimed that when Martin moved from Derby to Fulham on loan he increased his weekly salary from £14,000 to £17,000.

And with Derby wanting Martin back, the player's agent asked Fulham to increase his client's salary to £28,000 per week on a permanent deal; Fulham would have had to activate the permanent purchase option in the loan agreement.

Fulham declined and a two-week standoff began, something which appears to have now ended with Martin playing and scoring for the Cottagers.

Martin cost Fulham a fee of over £1.5m to sign on loan from Derby, with the Cottagers being desperate to land a striker before the transfer window closed as Ross McCormack had joined Aston Villa and Moussa Dembele headed to Celtic.

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