my query is, did rafa do the deal before he knew he would have cash to spend in the summer???
it's a fact, that he's brought players in in the past, to simply keep first teamers on their toes, and to add to squad depth. kromkamp and nunez are prime examples, and to be honest i think bellamy was brought in for similar reasons. there was no way bellamy was his first choice striker. if voronin was signed with rafa knowing he'd have serious funds available in the summer, then i think he was signed as rafa believes he can genuinely improve the first team, however if rafa did not know he would have a generous budget, there's every chance he was signed for similar reasons to kromkamp, nunez etc...
what do u reckon?