- Jun 27, 2021
The mentality of a low risk, sure thing, PL proven player was exactly the mentality we had in the 2019 summer window. We knew we were overspending but did it anyways because we'd be burned by Lindelof and Bailly, both of whom were better signings and the latter of which was just unlucky with injuries.That’s different. Our scouting system told us he wasn’t any better than what we had which is why we didn’t give the funds to Jose. We then went and spent even more money on him in the summer whilst not having a system to fit him in.
There was so much wrong with that business it’s hilarious. But it’s nowhere near the same as Rice except both are English.
But I will allow you to explain.
You're right that Rice is a higher level player which is why he'll likely cost £20-40m more. The PL clubs are under no financial pressure to sell and will hold out for extortionate fees exactly how Leicester did. There are other midfielders out there not named Declan Rice and zoning in on him because he's less of a risk to completely flop is as inefficient as it is lazy.