- Aug 5, 2015
I think the pressure on Alphonso Davies was massive at Bayern. He was coming from a league which europeans do not rate at all and were waiting for him to fail, he doesn't play for a highly rated national team, and he has changed position, all while being expected to settle in asap in a new country and play at a high level. Re Jonathan David, I'm not sure he is flavour of the month, most people haven't heard of him, and any assocation on this thread with us is minimal. Re stockpiling, we aren't and won't. Ole has made it clear he wants young, hungry players that can improve, players like this fit the bill. No-one is saying we must buy him, certainly our scouting dept should be looking at him. My point is the days of us not being sure of a player and then waiting are gone.If along the way we pick up a younger player and he doesn't work out so be it. Players like this aren't going to cost a fortune in today's market.There will always be exceptions, but the Premier League is the most physically demanding League in Europe, and by quite some distance, and everything is set up in Germany for Bayern to be successful so settling in without the pressure to perform always helps.
You can't buy every flavour of the month as the days of stockpiling are well and truly over, though somebody obviously forgot to tell Chelsea.