I imagine he needs to massively lower his wage demands. I guess as a free you can ask for more as no transfer fee involved.
Still plenty of what you would call 'decent' players knocking around without clubs. I imagine is a completely different landscape post covid. These players will have to settle for lower wages than they expected.
Many also want a sizeable signing on fee. I read Danny Welbeck wanted 5mil when he was available on a 'free' last summer. So a 'free' really doesn't mean free.
The likes of Clayton / Shotton and Danny will have been on a fecking fortune by champo standards. You imagine anyone paying Rudy what we've paid him for the last 4 years
Yep, from a Gazette article:-
"During the lockdown Ayala has moved south to build a new house in Hertfordshire which is against club rules that specify players must live within a specified travelling time of Rockliffe, although after being warned he moved back to Teesside."
There was an interview with him on Sky Sports yesterday but I only caught the end. He goes to Radcliffe Physiotherapy in Crewe (along with Keifer Moore, Lyle Taylor, Ben Gibson and a load of others) so I'm guessing the youth player he's training with at Nantwich will be a relation to him.