weasel wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:30 pm
If we got promoted then we could easily afford both of the 2 mentioned. Same with Mooy at Huddersfield - they had no deal to buy but because they got promoted they were able to afford £10m (without being disrespectful they probably wouldn't have been able to afford £2m if they hadn't been promoted). City had seen him playing for a year and presumably thought he was decent but never going to get into their side. Same could easily happen with Harrison who will have to really come on leaps and bounds to get into City's first team squad yet could be a great player for a newly promoted club. Likewise Brown wouldn't appear to be close to Chelsea's first team squad so whilst we couldn't afford to buy either now if we got promoted and they'd impressed than I doubt we'd have any problem signing them.
You're right, we probably could sign them as part of the business plan at City and Chelsea is to sign cheap young players, loan them out, sell them on for profit, decent idea.
Although, Chelsea refused to sell Brown to Udders so no guarantees and given the inflated prices in the ENglish league you can bet thy would demand far more then Browns value anyway if he were to have a good season, which is why we should be negotiating loan fees, a reasonable clause that is both agreeable to us and the parent club should we wish to sign the player, that way if he does well then we arent paying an inflated pricie.
That paragraph sums it up really for me.
If, and it is a big if, Harrison, Baker, Brown etc do have good seasons, say they grow into key players and we get up.
CHelsea and City will think "hmm well they will really want them now, lets double the price".
Thats my problem really, aside from the fact im not sure there good enough or ever wil be fit enough in Browns case.
If they are good enough and im wrong (be happy to be so) then we either wont be able to afford them or will have to pay a huge price probably above there true value to reflect the season that they had.
Thats why we should be making sure to agree a price before the loan imo, i dont like loans only, i dont like that the players dont look class (which was what i was getting at, if the payer is clearly a top class talent who we could never afford then fine, just loan).