- 5 Aug 2015
- Ai Weiwei to the dangerzone
Joao Felix is the new Isco. Haha.
Seriously though I don’t think people are being realistic expecting that sort of outlay for an attacking player this summer after the Haaland/Alvarez deals. Appreciate that you can want him and rate him, but saying we need him because Liverpool are just so far ahead of us in squad terms is a serious exaggeration IMO.
They do have better strength in depth than us and we're going to be losing more players. Not sure João Felix is someone I expect us to bring in but we do need numbers and it would be nice if they're quality players rather than just an extra body.
Can't see this one happening unless a player is going the other way though. Haaland and Alvarez were relatively cheap but an extra €75m going to Atletico might leave us a bit short when it comes to reinforcing other positions. That will be about €150m on the attack alone and we're in need of a holding midfielder and a (please, if there is a god) left back.
I'd love him here but it doesn't seem like it should be a priority right now unless we can get a really fucking good deal.