I think its just Edu tbh. When I saw his first pictures when we appointed him he just looked clueless already for some reason and had the feeling we might not be making a good decision here.Two things become very apparent after this Night of the Long Contract Extensions:
Firstly the hierarchy of Arsenal FC has a very close relationship with Kia Joorabchian. The only logical reason to get into bed with this type of agent is to secure the services of their better players, surely? Like yes the club is badly run, but they're not actual idiots. They know that Luiz and Cedric are a bit crap, but they're in a tight spot and it's convenient. Surely the payoff is that down the line the club gets an actually good player out of it? Or maybe they are just actual idiots, or maybe they're crooks. Time will tell.
Secondly, it's apparent that the club has very little money to spend this transfer window. A club which had money would not make the sort of moves we made tonight, they were moves of necessity and desperation.
And Kia isn't that calibre of agent either.Don’t think he’s saying anything wrong in those quotes though, Raul has obviously told him some decisions will be made soon and he’s just relaying that.
The Jorge Mendes link up at Wolves has been great for them, and it’s not like those players are being unsettled by him or moved on either, they all seem settled. Kia doesn’t have that calibre of player though.
Thinking long-term, giving Cedric a 4-year deal might just make sense given Kia's involvement.
One problem we currently have is in our inability to sell deadweight players. Kia's shady side might just work in our favor here, as the slimy f*ck is good at getting deals done. That may be annoying for us now, but if we no longer have need for Cedric down the line, it may be easier to offload him than it might be other players. If that's true, 4 years carries little risk to us and could be grounds to get a bit more money out of his sale.