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Hull City Treated David Meyler With 'Lack Of Respect' In Contract Talks

Hull City Treated David Meyler With 'Lack Of Respect' In Contract Talks
By Arthur James O'Dea

Hull City's loss will be another club's gain. So says David Meyler, anyway.

After joining the club in 2012, earning promotion to the Premier League on two separate occassions, playing in an FA Cup final, Hull decided that they were content to part company with the 29-year-old Meyler.

Yet, according to a player whose international career has blossomed under Martin O'Neill, Meyler isn't overly worried about his options for the season ahead; “Obviously it’s nice to earn a few quid but I want to achieve something."

Speaking today ahead of Ireland's international friendly with the USA on Saturday, Meyler explained the difficult circumstances that preempted his Hull exit.

Finishing six points clear of the relegation zone in the English Championship, the club were keen to renegotiate certain players' contracts. Given how recently the club had appeared in the Premier League, it is feasible that a restructuring of the wage allowance is top of Hull's agenda.

It is for this reason that Meyler believes he will not be the only one willing to take the necessary hit to their earnings; “If you look now, I’ve left with two or three others and there are probably another four out of contract who will probably end up leaving as well."

However, after his years of service to the club, Meyler was left feeling cold at how he was ultimately treated:

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When it came time to my contract extension, the club chose not to give me the contract that I was on. They wanted to negotiate a new contract. The manner in which it was dealt with was disappointing. I felt that with my service there, the time and what I had achieved there – the club talked about respect but I thought I probably wasn’t shown the respect that I deserved.

Finding out that his contract had not been extended through the club's press officer, Meyler is confident however that he can now move forward from a relationship that had "probably gotten stale" anyway.

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