What has Raul done beside put a bid in, albeit one a bit on the lower side. It surely isn't beyond the pale. Besides the transfer market is a place populated by people and clubs who are only looking out for their own interests. Where greed, going back on promises, u-turns, underhanded tactics are the norm. I would agree with you if this was a different industry, not football, where ethics and good conduct have long been thrown out of the window in exchange for riches beyond anyone's imagination. You only need to look what happens on the football pitch weekly. Where the cheating, diving, any means to an end tactics are on display. So it isn't even surprising that the staff of the club who aren't players engage in similar games to win their games off the pitch. Btw are you a real reverend? If what you say is genuine, it is good you want clubs to behave in a courteous manner, where everything is civil and things are done with the utmost respect and consideration. This game, atleast top flight football might not be for you though. There is no code of honour here. Your club are/will be doing the same to another club. Morally the Premier league has been going to hell in a handcart for a good while now. Luckily as a spectacle it has never been more entertaining though.