Blues might have an option for a further 2 years but they are not in a position to take it up because they cannot afford to pay the £1.5m in wages a year if they are still in the championship. Until the club publishes a set of accounts Blues fans should fear the worst and assume if it saleable it will be sold.
None of us have access to BCFC's account so i doubt anyone knows what they can or cannot afford. saying that Nikola Zigic is on £50K a week and we pay that. although i do sometimes wonder why..
The thing with Foster is he would be worth at least 15 points to Blues in the Championship. he does not want to move from the midlands he was happy at Blues.
so Blues have a choice sell him or take up the option pay him and play him and see where we are at the end of next season.
If thats in the prem then no problem if its not then he would still have 2 yrs left and we could still get £6m for him.
so yes it would cost us £1.5m but that is nothing to the revenue that would pour in if we got promoted.
The accounts are becoming a bit of a joke even though they are for 2010/2011 i do not expect it will be good news but then i do not think its all bad news.
The club at present is self sufficent. Hughton won't have a lot to spend but as he proved last season he does not need a lot.
If Blues do have to sell then the obvious one to go would be Foster but i do not believe we will have to sell as we did the season before last.