Yeah, but it is also a question of how much we need him. Is he someone who would significantly improve our starting eleven, in which case pay whatever it takes, or is he just someone who would be a nice option to have and give a bit of tactical flexibility, which is not worth breaking the bank for? Of course the other question is how much is it worth to have one of the best English players? Not getting the best English players tends to result in having to overpay for average English players anyway, who aren't actually good enough to play regularly for us. But let's be honest, the rags are willing to pay more because they need him more than us. For us he'd be one of four. For them, he'd be guaranteed to start every game.