Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, May 31, 2020.
In these times it is inevertible you have to pay some agent and other fees to sign players. So no doubt we did like all clubs. But I'm a bit sceptical about those figures from Amy for two reasons. One is that it is becoming apparent that these journalists have got no clue whatsoever about the finer details of a player's contract. They rely on 'sources'. Sometimes it is the truth, other times not so much. Perfect example is that The Athletic was adamant Luiz signed a two year deal when he moved to us. Turned out he was only given a one year contract. To me if they can get such basic info about the length of a contract wrong, how confident can we be for them to get the finer details and the exact breakdown of the contract right? They might be right, who knows but they could easily have got it wrong again.
Secondly, we still don't pay out as much in agents/intermediaries as other clubs
Having said all of that it is concerning the way we seem to be wasting money in the transfer market. I'm not as critical as others about Mari and Cedric but it does seem like it wasn't the wisest decision when we seem to be well stocked in those areas. Also spending nearly £30m on Saliba when it seems he is a long way from the first team is bad use of resources.
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