From day one I’ve defended Rads but something is starting to stink. Last season every signing was a surprise, they were flowing in, done and dusted, all the paper talk was miles off. Some of the signings worked better than others but we got on with our business, rivals couldn’t poach targets as everything was done close to the chest.
This season we’re linked with Hernandez, Vydra, Gunn, Kodjia all superstars at this level, the press are all over it how we are deep in talks with offers on the table. Then it starts to circulate that these players wage demands are too much.
The first day we were linked with Hernandez I went on the Hull City forum, their fans laughed at the Leeds interest questioning how we would pay something like the £70k a week he wanted to join Villa I think it was. That was the reason he never joined them a few months back.
Hull City had offered him £50k a week to sign a new contract and he said no, admittedly he had also fallen out with the owners. If you only have one brain cell you would know he isn’t going to accept 30k a week so were we clueless or were we hoping to boost season ticket sales.
My fear now... Bielsa walks due to not being backed and believing like many of us did that we really were in with a chance of getting Vydra or Hernandez or similar quality.