Modern footballers are greedy bastards really
How are they any different to you or I?
If another company down the road head hunted you and offered you more money, bigger office, company car etc etc - wouldn't you at least consider it..and probably, 99 times out of 100, you'd swap companies..woudln't you?!?!?!
People are only loyal to Families and Money - and that may be a bitter pill to swallow but its the truth.
The days of working for a company all your life because they looked after you have long gone - the fact is no employer wants to look after its employees unless there is something in it for them.
BK will always be more than willing to look after players because he is ALWAYS more than willing to sell them. No player stays at a club unless it pays well and is successful (Gary Neville, Man U) or he is forced out (R. Fowler, RS).
If man U were shite and had not much money - would Beckham and Co have stayed for so long?!
I Seriously doubt it.
If the company you work for now told you that you would never get a pay rise and it was never going to grow or look for a better future, wouldn't you leave?
I've gone round the houses a bit, but my point is basically this - footballers are branded as greedy when in fact their morales are no different to ours. The only difference is that they are in the public eye.
and remember - they may get £30k a week - but for how long do they get that money?
take cahill for example.
£33k a week now - but he is 26. He was 5 years left, of which 3yrs he will be on similar money - but before now and after another 3 yrs, his money will drop and drop.
At 30-33 he will retire and have to live the other 40-50 yrs of his life hoping that his football pension and savings do alright. (no doubt that they will but....)
the saying 'make hey whilst the sun shines' is true in all walks of life and everyone takes advantage whilst they can - footballers are no different.