Can’t complain with £45m. Would have never been under £40m with the level of interest in him + the club he plays for. I’m glad we didn’t mess around and just coughed up. In the Gazidis days he woulda been long gone before we even bother.Didnt think this would hit the 50m mark. Cheaper than Lacazette and proven in the EPL. Im happy with that.
The CF market is poor there no proven striker and Liverpool gone and steal Nunez quick Osimhen not available these 2 are best currently. So imo we done well get at least young PL proven striker.Very happy with this, we entered the summer in a very scary position where we needed a CF desperately while there's a drought of them, think we got the best available to us.
Feels like he will do well since his G/A numbers per minute are decent and if he doesn't we can just move him out wide and try again when the CF market is (hopefully) healthier.
This is maybe the last window we spend big the next summer we'll likely add 2 players max depend if they evolve the squad or we feel they can upgrade to player we got because we'll have players on long contracts young players most of them u25 apart from 2-3 players. About 300M spent on 10-11 players this and last windows not really crazy when we replaced all our squad. Only xhaka Holding and bellerin remaining who were with wenger.
So we'll see how we preform either way the future look exciting. Young squad our wagebill is healthy about 100m if all remaining deals completed.
Yes likely next summer focus will be maybe CM and RB other positions might depend if our players thier form massively drop off.Well if all goes to plan, we position ourselves in the Champions league, meaning we should be able to spend the same amount. Instead of spreading the cost amongst 4 players we go big on 2. The Partey replacement and most likely a right back.