32 year old Carlos Tevez transferred from Boca to Shanghai for £70M.
Oh, and if you think that’s funny, then let me tell you his wages: £615,000. Per week.
We’re talking New World Order stuff here, and I reckon David Beckham could be lacing up again any minute. I would.
These are exciting times, but like all good things, the window of opportunity will be small, and by that I mean the gulf in value between some old has been and serious investment value European old world value.
32 yrs Tevez at £70M, 23 yrs Pogba £90M. The world’s highest wage earner v the world’s highest fee. Wow, this does not stack up.
I don’t want to be a shit stirrer here, but just thinking out loud, we have a buyers and a sellers market at the same time. That is insane. What would be even madder, would be to keep any cash in the bank (I know, it has been for a while), as it should be so easy to trade up in quality.
Any player with any kind of pedigree and star quality has seen his market value rocket.
If I was, Ooo I don’t know, say Theo for example, I’d be thinking: chances of playing for Barca or Real slim, winning the CL with Arsenal slimmer still, success with England don’t care, had a new baby and he’s going to want a new iphone any minute now and these things ain’t cheap.
Ring, ring “Hallo Shanghai, Theo here. I’m free, and I may well have two mates as well who’d be interested”
Or, will the phone call be coming from the other end!