When clubs pay inflated fees for average players, British and foreign - and there are many examples of both currently in the Premiership - it is natural for those players to seek salaries that reflect their valuation.
There is a culture of greed prevalent at the top level of English football which needs to be eradicated. But clubs and players must all play their part in achieving this; not simply turn a blind eye and expect the fans to keep paying more and more at the turnstiles.
Perhaps a cap on transfer fees, and salaries linked to that fee, would bring some sanity and common sense back to our national game, ensuring its future for another hundred years.
M P FARISS