I agree that it’s weird we bought VDB when Ole seems reluctant to use him. I do feel there is a good player in there, though.Sure, but Lingard is more “proven” in the league, well at least after he has left us anyway. Maybe once he return he will be shite again.
I don’t know what’s the point of spending big and buying VDB at all. He has offered nothing more than Lingard/Pereira has for us. But we wasted 40m, he is also on higher wages (reportedly 170k). Lingard is on 75k and pereira is on 35-50k I guess.
Imagine we didn’t spend on VDB, saved up 40m and adding more funds to buy Grealish next summer.