It's perfectly sensible.
You'd be the first to moan if we just lashed £40m at him without having a proper look.
So we were going to spend 40m on a player we werenít sure about? Thank god they are playing him. Itís stopped us taking a wild punt on a player we knew little about
Letís be honest here though. If he does well he wonít be coming here now and if he doesnít will we even want him.
The about face is odd. 1 of the 2 positions we have taken on this deal has to be completely wrong.