Without knowing the player much at all, this is where I am. Keep what we have now, and get DeZ someone he wants.…..I'd love us to really back our great manager and get his man in.
Exactly, actually if we don’t I think it sends completely the wrong message.I'd love us to really back our great manager and get his man in.
Or Man City. Even worse when it’s his previous managerif we have offered 11m then we cant really complain at chelsea offering crappy amounts .
if we have offered 11m then we cant really complain at chelsea offering crappy amounts .
Hmmm £11m is decidely low ball though, and with only a few days of the transfer window left, the time for reaching some sort of compromise is fast diminishing.That's how these things work though isn't it? Start with a low-ball offer, way under a player's valuation and try to meet them half-way.
I think it’s a bit simplistic to reduce whether or not we purchase a player as being reflective on whether or not the club is backing RDZ - of course they are otherwise he wouldn’t be here! However, there are recruitment scouts all over the World bringing the Club’s attention to talented players, that RDZ isn’t particularly aware of, that might fit the requirements for the team more than any individual RDZ/Monaco is keen on.I get that we want to get value for money etc but we also need to be seen to be backing RDZ. He’s seems to have made it clear he wants this player so let’s get it done.
Its only low ball if Shaktar consider him valued at much higher. We dont know what they truly value him apart from some twitter guesses. A few articles i've seen say they value him at £20m. If that's correct, then going in at £11m with the inevitable re-negotiation settling somewhere around £16/17m sounds more plausible.Hmmm £11m is decidely low ball though, and with only a few days of the transfer window left, the time for reaching some sort of compromise is fast diminishing.
They may want to extract as much as possible from us, but it will need to be within our strategy which is buy low, sell high.Also a few saying Chelsea are ruining the market for everyone else which is probably part of their master plan.
It could be a problem though with so many sales of late clubs will want to extract as much as possible from us.
Not sure that would work with this particular player 26 already.They may want to extract as much as possible from us, but it will need to be within our strategy which is buy low, sell high.
Not sure that would work with this particular player 26 already.
Yes agree you need a mix of talent within a squad. Not all can be 18 and sold for £50m two seasons later.Don’t think our model is that strict. More an ideal. Feel that bloom and barber allow a certain amount of flexibility if it makes business and football sense.
A few people think we have a one way or the highway approach. That would be silly.
Ahh, the war has been raging nearly a year and they did just receive ..... well .... megabucks.I feel sorry for Shakhtar. They are obviously a well-run club, used to playing in the Champions League and making good money in the transfer market but because of the war you wonder who in their right mind would want to ply their trade in Ukraine?
Their board probably realise the days of megabucks deals could be coming to an end, so will hold out for what they can get. It depends how badly the player wants to leave.