Maybe we don’t think he’s worth 25m. I have much more of a problem with how we negotied deals last season. Value is everything
Value's totally subjective and constantly changing though. Pickford's price has changed from this time last week.
You have to rely on the quality of scouting, and then if that's the player you identify as perfect in all the criteria, pay what they want (unless it's obscene, which £25-30m isn't at all).
If they think he's good enough, and he's 'the one' in the sense that he'll play our LB role to a high standard for 5 years say, then pay the price. It makes me think they've got other targets, and Tierney isn't head and shoulders above the others in their eyes.
£30m for a 21 year old potential star is really fuck all now. It's a fair to middling Prem transfer fee.