Sell All The Youngsters
However you feel about Nketiah, at least the club is trying to protect his value. We're selling if a decent offer comes in.
Auba is at the end of the road as well, we need to buy our lead striker with all the money we have and use Eddie in place of Laca. Investing in two new strikers will result in both of them being below the required level.I like Eddie but I don't really see how it works if he stays. Laca goes most probably next year, but then surely we sign another striker. Eddie needs game time now and it would be a gamble putting him on a huge salary. Think the club missed the opportunity to get a fee from him, best for all parties if he leaves now
It's wasteful having them all around this season. Basically none of them have played at all. At least Nelson is out on loan finally. I'd like to see Balogun and Martinelli go on loan in January. You probably keep Eddie around as insurance against injuries. Auba has another year, so like it or not it's unlikely that we write off £7m in wages.Auba is at the end of the road as well, we need to buy our lead striker with all the money we have and use Eddie in place of Laca. Investing in two new strikers will result in both of them being below the required level.
It's gonna be more interesting to see what happens with Balogun and Martinelli
Unreal new title to the thread, hats off to whoever changed it. If Eddie can develop the Marlo Stanfield killer mentality then there are a few Balon D'ors coming his way.
Maybe to do with the tribunal thing? Quote from an Athletic article earlier this year.No idea why they're even offering him one, while constantly being linked with strikers.
There are several factors considered in deciding the ultimate fee: the costs of developing the player, the status of the two clubs (transferor and transferee) and the player’s age. They consider whether the club he is leaving paid any fee to register him, and the length of time he spent with that club.
They also look at the personal terms offered to the player by each club. That means that, although Nketiah refused Arsenal’s attempt to renew his contract, the terms they were prepared to pay him last summer will be considered when calculating a fee. The number of first-team appearances and international call-ups is also taken into account.
Liverpool had to pay £8m to Burnley for Ings when they signed him, which was a record at the time. Nketiah's will probably closer to what they paid Chelsea for Dom Solanke, which was £3m.Does anyone know what the likely tribunal fees will be. Seems like a bit of a dark art... Is it millions or £100k's for example?