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    Quote Originally Posted by Porque View Post
    We could argue all day.

    You have your half of the glass that clubs won't Pay more. My point is that they also wont pay less than City demands which they can afford to stick with.

    City will still have utility in Gabriel and Sterling for a year if Arsenal and Chelsea wouldn't meet the 50m prices they were happy with, and would keep them if the offers reached 40m for ex.
    No it doesnt work like that and all City did was lose money on player they couldnt convince to stay.

    Clubs negotiate what a deal is worth to them in isolation and if that one deal benefits them.

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    No. The value they placed on keeping him exceeded the cost of sale- our offer. If we are talking about Eric. That is why they did not lower the price.

    Same with this year's sales. They don't need to lower their demands for interested clubs. But at the same time they wouldn't be outlandish or personal like PSG.

    Anyways, I got a sandwich which requires my attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porque View Post
    No. The value they placed on keeping him exceeded the cost of sale- our offer. If we are talking about Eric. That is why they did not lower the price.

    Same with this year's sales. They don't need to lower their demands for interested clubs. But at the same time they wouldn't be outlandish or personal like PSG.

    Anyways, I got a sandwich which requires my attention.
    They got it wrong and did nothing but waste money by whatever metric they used to make the decision.

    Possibly gambling on Barca moving for him again in Jan or him signing new contract.

    Bad decision by City and just lost money on a player that barely played and left for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porque View Post
    We could argue all day.

    You have your half of the glass that clubs won't Pay more. My point is that they also wont pay less than City demands which they can afford to stick with.

    City will still have utility in Gabriel and Sterling for a year if Arsenal and Chelsea wouldn't meet the 50m prices they were happy with, and would keep them if the offers reached 40m for ex.
    It is also possible that if you don't pay for players with one year left, more teams would try to sign them once they become free agents, facing way stiffer competition for the player.

    Not so sure Arsenal manage to sign Jesus if he becomes free agent. I reckon bigger clubs would try to get him in such tasty situation. So it is also good for Arsenal to pay up and get him from City. Bird in the hand type of deal.