Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018
- May 10, 2009
It's not about cost to nothing, it's about game time for them to develop. With stakes so high, it's hard enough to gamble on youngish players, it's even harder to gamble players from obscure leagues.Yeah sure, but still, it baffles me a bit. If it's your full-time job scouting players and watching games, you should aim to find the next Sancho or Rice yourself from whatever (lower) league in the world, not buy the emerging young players elsewhere from £50m upwards imo.
I know that for every Kante there are five other flops, and maybe a club like United can't afford to gamble like that, but such players cost next to nothing.
I love those kind of players but when we used to sign them they were additions to the squad with superb first 11. We didn't rely on them to win games. Now we need strong first 11 to take that risk.
For example, if we had strong 11 like City, then would have loved few punt signings.
Also tbf to the scouts, no one knows how many Rice, Sanchos they have found and prepared reports, it's not on their role to sign these players. It's on the club recruitment team. Also next Rice and Sancho are usually signed at academy level.