The thing is if i say so i will be a dipper.The Welsh Xavi.
And to be fair, didn't we make more money selling academy players than anyone else not too many seasons ago? The main bullshit with Liverpool isn't selling academy players, it's the ridiculous prices they get for shit they don't want. And the main bullshit with us is how we're seemingly incapable of selling perfectly decent players that aren't quite good enough for us.
They got their money back on Benteke, for example, whereas we bought Wilfried Bony for £27m and ended up selling him for £12m. They managed to make an £8m profit on Mamadou Sakho, whereas Mangala goes out on loan for years eventually leaving on a free. They sell Mignolet for over £8m while we can't find a buyer for Joe Hart and eventually let him leave for less than £4m. Samir Nasri for £3.5m ffs. I just don't get how we're constantly failing to find buyers for players. I mean why the fuck is Patrick Roberts still on our books, for example.
I think we allow players to go on loan too easily. If it's obvious it isn't working out with a player, then we should be selling them straight away while people still remember the reason we bought them in the first place, rather than have them go on a series of lacklustre loans than just slowly ruin their reputation.
The fact he wasn't involved yesterday suggests he's going, surely he would have at least been on the bench ?
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