- Jul 21, 2010
It's odd, we refused to loan him to Everton if there's any truth in that because we wanted to force a sale and now we've loaned him to another team. Maybe the board are really scared that Everton could finish above us if we strengthen their overall squad?They couldn't find a buyer for Smalling in England when Tyrone Minge went for 25M?
In the grand scheme of things though 3m is a drop in the ocean. Who's paying Smalling's wages in this deal? Do they have an obligation to buy him or in 12 months do we have to try and farm him out again? All those things considered is the 3m really worth it?Let him leave on a free, when we're getting a 3m loan fee for him?