Heaven know where this ‘Martial cannot cope with competition’ myth comes from, but it persists.If we hadn’t heard that we met with his agent last week I wouldn’t believe this. I think it’s true and I’m happy to be in for him. He looks like someone who could easily have a darwin kind of season and be worth a hell of a lot more by the end of the season or else be picked up by a development club and have the same outcome at some point. I worry about a few things. Martial will most likely be worthless again with competition or put on the wing in rotation and the major Ronaldo elephant in the room. If we get rid of Ronaldo then this is the best thing we can do. Thank god we aren’t looking for old cheap options anymore.
Feel like we've been saying this for every wunderkind we've signed in the past 10 yearsYeah Im not bothered about the price as we know it definitely has add-ons. He could be great or he could be a flop. We won't know unless we get him.
If another club got him and he turned into a star we would be trying to buy him for 100 million then.
Martial was more proven, he had more goals in a much stronger league and was one of Monaco's best players when they beat Arsenal in the CL.€50m is hardly "insane", do you not remember how much we paid for Martial all those years ago when market was less inflated even? He was as much proved as a player as Šeško is now.
Except you have no idea what the budget is, or financial considerations forthcoming which could affect it.Who wouldn't care? Let's just sign one player a summer for 150m then, see how far that gets us.
If we only have 120m to spend then it matter to everyone the fees we pay.
Think we just have to go of the players that have come from Salzburg have more or less been successes… mane/haaland for example.Martial was more proven, he had more goals in a much stronger league and was one of Monaco's best players when they beat Arsenal in the CL.
Exactly.I think there are a large chunk of posters who don't understand football economics.
The value of a player is defined by what another party are willing and able to pay.
Therefore, by definition, when teams like Leicester and Everton are the interested parties, it stands to reason that they negotiate lower fees.
Likewise, if United and Real Madrid are both interested in a player, clearly the fee is going to be much higher.
It's sort of like the value of art. It's only 'worth' what someone will pay.
Summary - it's pointless really comparing what we might spend on a player to what some other club bought Player X for....United tax is very real and makes logical economic sense