The diary says Rant Friday, the mind says relax, all is cool and smokey dopey Glasto weekend.
On the transfer front, I suspect the real action will begin once the Copa America ends, and then the endless haggling will rumble on and on and on.
The really good news is that I have a solution.
Let’s look at the evidence. How many of our 1st XI would get in to the current Champions League winning Barcelona side? You guessed it. None. Maybe two if you are being nice and elastic. In other words, out there somewhere is a player better than we have in any one position. So, here’s the plan and like all great ideas, it is very simple.
Allocate your transfer budget. Say £70M (you’d recoup maybe 30 by flogging players with bad hair and so on). Ok, next step, allocation of funds. Don’t need defenders, so one midfielder, and one forward. Tidy so far.
Attackers are better than midfielders, so 40 on the front boy, and 30 on the other fella.
List all players who may be an upgrade. Reus, Draxler, Benzema, Cavani etc
Ditto midfielders. Schneiderlin, Wanyama, Bender, Vidal, Cavalho and so on.
Then take out a sodding great Ad. in SHOOT jobs section:
AFC OFFER £40M + 160k wages to …… (list potential applicants eligible to apply)
AFC OFFER £30M + 120k wages to …… (list potential applicants eligible to apply)
NO OFFERS. NO NEGOTIATION. FIRST COME GETS JOB.
No buggering about over the numbers. In budget. Get two serious upgrades. We’ll make a system to fit later.
Written by mickydidit89