How many jobs give you a five year contract? It’s actually much more secure than most of our jobs, most people on here would be lucky to get a couple of months pay if they got laid off.End of the day it is how modern football now works.
No loyalty from the paid employees on relatively short term contracts.
Barely anyone gets much more than a 3-5 year deal.
An "official" approach just leads to an unofficial one if it is turned down.
If "Club Z" offers to double your money with promises of milk & honey most folk take it.
Its the gig economy with a better pay cheque.