Why is 62 million for one of the best Goalkeepers in the world outrageous when we just sold a midfielder for £140 million and bought a defender for £75million?
Personally I find it weird that Goalkeepers are not the most expensive player in any team, just look at De Gea and the amount of points he has saved Manure, he is every bit if not more important that Lukaku at the other end.
Goalkeepers do come under a lot of scrutiny and it tends to push their evaluation down, Ederson is the most expensive goalkeeper in the world at £34.7m. If we were to pay for £35m Becker it would still be the most expensive goalkeeper in the world.. I could get behind that idea. When we almost double the record, I would only be cool with that if we had garbage in goal, but we have Karius playing well so it is debatable if we need to pay that much. I would say it is best described with conditionals.
If Karius plays well
62 million is too much
62 million has to be spent
Would I be happy paying 62m for Becker? Not really, because it means we will invest less in another areas.. such as offer less money for Jorginho etc... We need to get him and not City if we want to rival City for the league.
If Karius performances drop, then I agree it is a very important area and we would just have to fork out.