How old is Lennon? Or Arjen Robben? Or Ronaldo?
Just because a player turns 30 doesn't mean they suddenly lose their pace
No, although Ronaldo has slowed quite a bit.
Itís more the risk of it happening, which is higher as you get older.
Then factor in fee and wages (both assumed to be high) and risk factor increases.
Lennon was £4m so was worth the punt.
If Walcott was £25-30m plus £125k a week (4 year deal say), itís got to be a consideration that if his pace did drop would you still want him at that cost.