Undoubtedly Halmstads will be picking up some of his wages. If he impresses they may want him permanently, which could again reduce any pay off if their new season starts before the end of his contract with us.
I get the impression Pep wasted huge money on wages for players who simply weren't worth it. It maybe the case that Pekalaski is now fit and has a good season at Halmstads this still does not change the fact that at Oxford he is not value for money. At least with this loan we have the potential of getting some of his wages paid for. This will hopefully allow us to get in players that are better value for money.
Yes but WAS might be the operative word! That was five years ago, and despite only being 27 now he featured for them twice then and never since.
He was obviously unlucky with the injury and never had a chance to show us what he could do. I'll admit that of all the strange signings Clotet made, I thought at the time that he looked one of the more promising (at least on paper/screen!). I hope he gets his career back on track.