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Why isn't it sustainable? there are 6 clubs in this league who have a business model based upon it.I'm not sure i'd agree Bolasie & Walcott are past their best either. I'd say both are as good as they will ever be. I'd agree they wont get better, but not that they are 'past' their best.
Simply disagree with the wingers ages.
I don't see your model as sustainable for us we simply don't have the financial clout the others have because the top six do it doesn't mean it is available to us .We get so many saying that Mr moshiri has put nothing into the club and then we get you saying we can blow 100mill every summer !
We do have lookman, onyekuru to come back, vlasic and dowell, plus we have just got rid of Mirallas.So signing someone of walcotts age is balanced out by the above. It's just a very uninspiring signing and makes you question the transfer strategy.
Those that say he has put nothing in are wrong though.Until the TV bubble bursts (which we've been worried about for 20 years now) then we can easily spend £100m every summer without breaking sweat.
Yes basically but there are a lot more expenses like players increased wages that come into play but the top six actually buy only a few in that age group they all try to buy them young and groom them or sell them for a profit ,take Chelsea with 300 professionals on their books
We also bought Pickford, Keane, Klaassen and Sandro who are all under 25. Issues is we’ve only had 1 (and a half) out of those 4 players. We’ve had a fairly mixed approach age wise of signings as you point out. So I’d say policy is buy some young and some here and now. Issue is players like Schneiderlin haven’t provided the consistency guarantee that you expect/want from that age profile. From our position (way off top 6), unless out 20-24 scouting is immaculate then we do need some players above that who “should” produce to a decent level every week while the younger ones we have signed improve to / past that level. We always had the older profile players but difference was they were already here / were cheap in the first place (Cahill, Arteta, Pienaar)
Plus I think theres an argument in the idea that age of player can lead to them being undervalued as an asset.E.g Walcott got 19 Goals last year, how much would Zaha go for if he got 19 Goals this year?I am playing devils advocate a bit cause Im trying to convince myself its not a terrible idea, but a goal scoring wide right forward is very difficult position to buy. Gamble on his fitness and production numbers. £20m and £120-£140k wages would be gruesome but not the end of the world.
Plus I think there’s an argument in the idea that age of player can lead to them being undervalued as an asset.E.g Walcott got 19 Goals last year, how much would Zaha go for if he got 19 Goals this year?I am playing devils advocate a bit cause I’m trying to convince myself it’s not a terrible idea, but a goal scoring wide right forward is very difficult position to buy. Gamble on his fitness and production numbers. £20m and £120-£140k wages would be gruesome but not the end of the world.
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