- Jan 22, 2014
Defiantly Grealish first but if we had him and Sancho even if he only has an OK season and goes for a better price, then wow that's some midfield. My only fear then would be the ole out brigade claiming its too good a squad for himPersonally I think 12 months is optimistic. Nevertheless it would be stupid for United to pay £100m for a player that other clubs won't go that high for. Chelsea, PSG and City are the only clubs that could afford that evaluation. Chelsea, given their current level of investment, are unlikely to pursue him. The player wants to come back to England, which rules out PSG. And Pep has openly said they wouldn't sign him back.
Dortmund stuck with their evaluation last summer but I think that was foolish as they wont see that money for him this season. Fans wont be back this season and clubs are suffering because of it. More so Dortmund than us. Paying £100m for a player when you're the only ones in for him and when the selling club isn't in a great financial position is ridiculous. If the club decides to back out of this one i won't blame them - £100m for any player is a lot, especially on a young player where you're buying potential. There have been lots of examples of young players going for big money and failing to live up to the hype (Refer to Demebelle, Pullic or Kai)
I'd rather go for Grealish and Upamecano for that money (and Rice when Pogba goes) before going straight in for Sancho