Not like Nico would have made a big impact. Or we had a reasonable younger player to promote. But whatever.
Makes sense. Sport also saying that we are going to have salary cap issues again next season and require sales.
So going to the free agent pool of last summer, the advantage of adding Christensen and Kessie was that they had resale value.
This season Romeu, Gundagon and Inigo don't really offer that. Maaaybe, you could get lucky with Gundagon or Inigo to Saudi League, but (a) we don't negotiate well and would be forcing the sale and (b) our owners/board are not commercially, socially or economically linked to Saudi to push beneficial deals through to front other means or under the table money like others.
Positionally Romeu is a true DM though, Nico is hardly one. Personally I prefer Roemu, but both aren't good enough. Need to find the next big thing. Moscardo seems Deco's bet, so I hope he can deliver asap if we sign him.Good points, except that Romeu is just worse tbh.
He is like an Abde if CDM, except he is old, has no resale value, no hope of improving.
Bernal is a guy to promote in a year or two btw, but yeah not for this year.
Gundogan adds a lot of sporting value though, in theory Inigo does the same. Those adds value for a price we can't offerd if it was a 28 years old player.
I would say that rightfully we don't need more 30+ years old players, but then what about the players who are going to leave?
Roberto, Alonso are leaving so those are 2 names out.
Now, if Lewandowski also leaves, would it be a bad idea to get Morata or Mehdi on a 2 years contract? To add some veteran presence in attack
Would Dimitrievski as a back up GK be a bad business decision?