If we signed some 30+ year old that had a worldy, banged in 20+ goals, got us champions league it transforms us and makes our strategy completely different. You could look at it using pickford as an example, we sign a young up coming player, does really well then all of a sudden there's interest from 'top' teams for him as he's young. We will end up losing him, so what's the difference? Yes we get a bit more cash but who cares, it's about the here and now, squads don't stay together for years anymore and build like they used to
Because thatís very unlikely.
Younger players make that risk acceptable because Pickford could be at this value (if not more) for 7-8 years.
If we didnít qualify for CL with a 30+ year old then that money would be gone in the near future.
We havenít got limitless money, we need to think Of the medium term at least.