It is absolutely unbelievable to read in today’s Daily Telegraph that Jonathan Woodgate is having difficulty buying a house in London. Despite earning tens of thousands a week, the Tottenham defender has complained that property down south is too expensive, especially compared to Middlesbrough where the cost of living is particularly cheap. Yet another example of a player not knowing they’re born.
He said: “We need to find a place to live. We’ve seen apartments, we’ve seen houses and all the prices and it’s a lot more expensive down here than it is up north.
“I think you could buy 10 penthouses up north for the price of something down here.
“House prices are a joke, they are. It’s unbelievable. When you are looking about and you see some of the houses, you think “What?”
The £60,000 a week defender added: “But that’s London and that’s the way it is. Hopefully, I can find a house and get settled.
“You just want the right place for you and you want to get it at the right price. You don’t want to end up getting ripped off in any way, do you?
“It’s expensive for everyone, isn’t it? You don’t want to be blowing stupid money on a house.”
Yes, it is expensive for everyone Woodgate. Especially if you’re a nurse or a teacher and earn far less in a year than you do in a week. These sort of comments continue to give handsomely-paid footballers a bad name and will offend the vast majority of people who read them.