From all the reports, the fee was never the problem.Ed Woodward showing why he is a specialist in failure.
Starts negotiating on a player for 2 weeks and gets nowhere. Spurs come in, pay the fee and snap the player. The same Spurs team who furloughed staff, same Spurs who has spent money on Doherty and Hojberg and are said to have no money.
Here is a club finished CL football, needs to improve and signs 1 player.
United haven't pursued this player. We haven't spoken of him. This is not some guy we've targeted and made a huge play for. This is someone that's been offered to us and we've taken a look at, quite liked, but backed away from because we dont like the terms involved.Those who are saying : "Its a good decision we are not buying him because of the buy back clause, dunno why people are not getting this", well the problem is not that.
The problem is we are probably not going to target an alternative player for Reguilon. We are going to use this buy back clause as an excuse for not buying any Left back. Same with Sancho and his fee.
Why chase these players if they were not going to come anyway, waste the whole summer, and then not sign any alternatives either?
Thats whats highly fecked up.
Its mental isn't it? Our fan base will just believe any dogshite printed (or tweeted).United haven't pursued this player. We haven't spoken of him. This is not some guy we've targeted and made a huge play for. This is someone that's been offered to us and we've taken a look at, quite liked, but backed away from because we dont like the terms involved.
Now, do you want to know what is really 'highly fecked up' about all of this?
Its that everything I wrote in the first paragraph could be complete and utter bollocks. It could very simply be a case of United being used yet again by an agent to get their player a move. They tell clubs "United are very interested, its now or never" and then feed that information to a bunch of tweeters all too eager to post their exclusive.
The point is - nobody knows, and yet you've all been manipulated into losing your minds and hating our club over a player you probably never heard of 3 weeks ago. A player that wasn't on one single fans 'wishlist'.
We have definitely improved and become much more shrewd and certain in our transfer dealings.Good decision from us then. I'm happy to see the club have standards and not panic buy at all costs. We need more players, but players that want to be here for the long term.
Yes. If things don't work out with Ole as manager, i would love it if he becomes our DOF. He knows what a good strategy is for our club.We have definitely improved and become much more shrewd and certain in our transfer dealings.
It isn't a coincidence that OGS's arrival has something to do with this.
Its like a bizarre character study. Everyone on this forum would believe that they are too smart to be manipulated by the media, and most people generally agree that Twitter is the lowest form of that, and yet they still find themselves totally taken in by it.Its mental isn't it? Our fan base will just believe any dogshite printed (or tweeted).
Its so incredibly obvious that this "interest" that we had was manufactured by spanish/foreign press.
Furthermore, what self respecting club of our stature wouldn't walk away from a deal like this? Buyback clauses? first refusal? Are we a fecking feeder club?
It wouldn't be a bad idea. But I think OGS will get plenty of time as manager if he continues to improve the team both internally and through the transfer market. We are headed in the right direction.Yes. If things don't work out with Ole as manager, i would love it if he becomes our DOF. He knows what a good strategy is for our club.
This is terrifying and possibly true. Thankfully Fred has proved useful. Just not £50m useful.Well I for one am devastated that we aren't getting this player I'd barely heard of in a position no-one considered a priority up until about two weeks ago.
Assuming our interest was real, wouldn't be surprised if this is Jose up to his old tricks buying players to stop other clubs getting them ala Fred/Sanchez.
I haven't been following this much but I thought the player really wanted to come and it was Madrid, not himself who wanted the buy-back clause? Also that it wasn't really a traditional buy-back but more-so that Real had the right to match any incoming bid? Not that it makes that much of a difference, but still.Good decision from us then. I'm happy to see the club have standards and not panic buy at all costs. We need more players, but players that want to be here for the long term.
From the outside it seems we were never in for Regulion anyway.I wouldn't mind Jamal Lewis tbh. He was at the right age at the right price. Instead we went for Regulon despite not agreeing with either fee asked or buy back clause. Sometimes you wonder if we really want to strengthen the side
Too early to tell. If let's say he has 3 great years there before he moves again to whichever team, and they make a profit out of it, it will definitely still be considered a success.So basically Spurs have had their pants down - great stuff