That’s a strange comment that, mate.
We are one of the best teams in world football. To get into our team is incredibly hard for 99.9% of the worlds footballers. For a player aged 16/20 to be good enough to get one of our squad positions is unlikely. We will every now and again be blessed and get one like young Phil.
However, in the mean time we are making big profits on youngsters and have in place buy back clauses if they develop at a later date then that’s more than fine by me.
We aren’t Southampton. We are challenging for the Premier League and Champions League!
What a strange reply, do you think we could force someone to sign for us? And if we could, do you think we'd buy them back on the cheap and immediately sell them on for a profit? Not only do I believe that to be against the rules it's also morally dodgy. If we have a buy back clause then we probably also have a sell on clause, does that make you feel better?FI and SWP say that we wouldn’t try to activate a buy back for a player who wanted to stay where he was.
Pleased to hear it though it could mean losing out on a substantial profit if the players market value had risen above the buy back price.
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