I still think he should've signed a centre half, on loan or permanently and I imagine Marco Silva probably thinks the same.
I don't think that's a bad thing to acknowledge. He's done an outstanding job in most areas of recruitment, and in trimming the squad massively. An outstanding job. He appears to be a fantastic negotiator, no question. And we all think and acknowledge that. But we're not cultists, like the other lot, so we can still be objective and critical of someone who who is doing a great job overall, but who appears to have made a mistake in one area.
So yeah....he definitely still should've signed a centre half of some quality, at least on loan. If we get a couple of semi-serious injuries at CB, which can happen, we're in a really precarious position, and then you'd have to blame that on recruitment.
I totally agree with the principle of waiting to get the player you want, as opposed to just lashing £20-30m on someone you hope might work out, but then you've still gotta have yourself covered.