| Kangaroo Court wrote:|
|Not good value to spend 8 million on someone with no resale value rather than 12 million on someone you might sell for a higher price.|
I agree that this is a superficially attractive argument but surely what matters is the here and now. If and let us indulge this notion as accurate for the purposes of this discussion, he scores goals in the next two seasons when we really need to kick on and to secure Prem status long term with its £60m plus a year income, then surely that's job done. I would happily pay £4m a season for goals that earn us another season in the Prem.
Resale is only part of the calculation. The present is equally important in my view. For the same reason, I'd be happy to see Scott Parker here at 32 or Lampard. We need to stay up next season first and foremost not make a profit on a player in two years time.