True, but game by game I reckon his price goes up a couple of million, hope we are willing to pay 40 odd million for him ?
You would hope that we have already held some dicussions with Barcelona about his future, and that we would already have a pretty good idea of their asking price. In an ideal world, we'd already have the deal agreed in principle, with just a couple of signatures required to make it happen as soon as the window opens. The player has made it quite clear that he's happy to stay, we want him to stay, Barcelona want him off their hands, so the deal is there to be done.
The way that Brands has conducted his business so far suggests that he is smart enough to have already asked the question of Barcelona and it's probably just a formality now.