As much as I rate Silva, £60m on a 26 years old player is never a good deal. The next time we consider extend or sell, he will be around 29-30. His market value would have been dropped, and we would not be able to sell anywhere close to that £60m. However, as the player does not want to stay at the club, I expect he would be available at a discount.60m on Silva is certainly waayyyyy better business as spending it on Maddison.
He has sensational link up play and creativity, and the thing that really really makes him crazy perfect for a system like ours is he's more than capable of drifting into different positions in different phases of play, extremely clever player who can play across our attacking midfield / wing positions. That's kind of why I wanted Buendia tbh. ESR, Pepe and Saka are all adept and suited to playing like that and it makes for attractive football if we could ever get it right. That is the drawback about Ødegaard/Maddison, they are closer to traditional 10's, a bit more static albeit being better ball strikers.60m on Silva is certainly waayyyyy better business as spending it on Maddison.
Why has the interest gone cold on him? Last year he had Juve, Madrid, PSG and us fighting for his signature and now it’s nobody. I know he didn’t reach the heights of before but I find it difficult to believe no big club likes him. Personally, I’m going for Caqueret but that’s just me. And, I’ve never seen Aouar as a 10.
It's probably just lingering Wenger effect? Who knows.What is it with us and being linked to promising young midfielders with ties to France? And I'm aware Frey is a Goalkeeper, but I'm talking about the previous few names, and Toulalan (however you spell it), and Guendouzi (which happened TBF), etc.,
Only hope we have of nabbing City players is they wouldn't really consider us a rival. I doubt City would sanction any move of their quality players to United, Chelsea and certainly Liverpool. No one wants to play at Spuds so really only leaves Arsenal who could afford the wages.
Sorry for going slightly off topic on an internet forum. In my opinion Aouar is not a top priority. I think we are waiting for the Kane/Grealish dominos to fall. Seeing as we didn't make a massive effort to sign our 'top target' in Buendia makes me feel like we are holding out for a bigger fish.This is the Aouar thread?