Negotiations between the New England Revolution and Jermaine Jones apparently aren't going well.
While contract talk typically happens behind closed doors, Jones took to Twitter on Friday to discuss the Revolution's offer. From the looks of things, the midfielder isn't exactly happy.
I would like to return to @nerevolution but they have offered me less than 20% of what I made last year.— Jermaine Jones (@Jermainejunior) December 19, 2015
Jones, who signed a Designated Player contract on Aug. 24, 2014, had a base salary of $2,800,000 and a guaranteed compensation of $3,052,500 in 2015, according to the MLS Players Union. His initial one-and-a-half year contract will expire at the end of the year, leaving him on the search for a new club.
In several interviews, Jones expressed a desire to sign a long-term contract in order to bring stability to his family life. Jones admitted that he has considered several possibilities, including teams in Europe, Brazil, and the United States. He has also said that the Revs remain a viable option.Of course, the two parties would have to agree to a number, which seems to be a point of contention at this juncture.
If Jones returns to the Revolution or joins any MLS club, he would be unavailable for the first six games of 2016 as he was handed a lengthy suspension for confronting referee Mark Geiger in the 2015 playoffs. This is likely a talking point in the negotiations.