Do you have a solution?
This is uncharted territory for us. When we sold White we got more money for him than the combined total for every player we had sold previously. Ever. Then we doubled that, and some, with Cucurella.
At some point, when we start winning things, we may keep our great talents at the club bit longer.
In the meantime we have a first world problem.
As for Rice, their one prize player, two seasons in Europe, been at the club since he was a foetus.....more a Dunk than an Enciso. And Dunk was a Chelsea supporter. To imply Wet Sham can do what we can't is false equivalence.
I'd compare us to Stains when they had an eye for a player, albeit our recruitment is better, and our achievement (this season) better. Manager better. Owner better. The closest Stains have got to Europe is the ferry to Ryde.
Meanwhile we have a ticket
£35m plus add ons for Macalister we would of been better off keeping him. He said himself he didn’t mind either way.But it’s precisely the strategy TB has put in place.…….he’s playing the big clubs for their money to preserve our sustainability.