- Oct 15, 2020
It's not rubbish, it's an excellent point.I actually think this is a load of rubbish - hiring promising young players in a position where talent is rare is actually forward planning (for once). they will both have commercial resale value and, hopefully, the talent to make it in our first team.
As the article says:
- Neither contributes to the first eleven now
- Neither contributes to the first team squad now
- They will hopefully make it to the first team (and they might both end up never making it, in which case the right wing position will never be filled by those signings)
And to be honest, of the two of them, I think that only Diallo has a shot. The other one doesn't look good enough, in my opinion. Furthermore, our own Elanga is better than both of them so I'd much rather fast-track him to the first team and leave the other two in the U18s / U23s for a while.
One last point regarding your obvious dislike of United spending huge amounts of cash (which I agree with, by the way): would it have destroyed you, Ole, the fans or the club's finances to have signed Allan Saint-Maximin from Newcastle for like £50m (that's what we paid for Fred)? He would've improved on whatever we currently have there and still allowed us to sign those two kids 'for the future'.