If you don't pay then we all end up like Palace, Burnley, Everton, West hams of this world and just make up the numbers.
It’s not about how much you pay though, it’s how you spend that money which is the important part. A point I probably make too often is the Mendy and Robertson example, Mendy was the talk of football in terms of left backs at the time on the back of a fine season with Monaco so City went and paid 50mill+ for him, whilst we went and signed a player from relegated Hull for 7mill. One team made a signing based on him being the right player, the other made a signing based on a high profile and it’s the 7mill defender who not many people had really noticed that has completely eclipsed the big name at the time.
Let me ask you something?
You lads just won the holy grail of football by a landslide, you happy going into next season without dabbling in the transfer market? If you are given a chance to improve your side albeit 120 million for one signing surley you take it? Its been well publicized by many fans and pundits you should always improve the side and don't let others catch up.
I think we do need to do something in the transfer window but I don’t think the thing we need to do is pay 120mill for one player. There are very few players out there that we could sign that would actually be able to come straight into our team as a definitive first choice. I’d rather we didn’t sign anyone than pay 120mill for one player because it’s just poor decision making if we were to do that when we have a few areas that need addressing. Instead of 120mill on one player, we need to spend the money (for example that sum) across 3 or 4 players. We need cover at left back, cover at CB and cover in attack, but I don’t think there is any player out there that would justify us paying that amount for him. Likewise your attack, your attack doesn’t need a 120mill addition, where as your defence definitely does need significant improvement. Sancho is more of a luxury signing than a necessity, for both us and you.
Not saying you won't win the league but can't see it being a landslide again. Just admit it you'd of liked Sancho if it was possible.
Who knows, I don’t think anyone would have predicted a landslide win a year ago given City managed to win the league despite us getting 97 points. Likewise I didn’t expect us to get 97 points again this season, never mind going beyond that to 99.
If it was possible to sign Sancho for a much more realistic fee, more along the lines of what Pulisic went for then yeah absolutely, but anything more than that? Nah not for me, not even in the slightest bit interested in us signing him or anyone else for such a fee because we simply don’t need it.
But we will see, if the move goes through then he will either justify it or he won’t, only time will tell. Personally I hope it does go through because I think there is then less chance of you improving the areas of your team that actually needs it...and then hopefully he turns out to be the worst signing you could have possibly of made
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