26 Jul 2021 12:35:07
I wonder why we haven’t been all over the Raphael Varane deal?

I know Ed002 mentioned he was on a list that Tuchel provided, so this seems like it would have been perfect for us. An already world class CB with the highest level of experience, at an age where he still has at least 4-5 seasons at the top.

Maybe he’s asking for an extortionate wage and the club don’t see value for money?

1.) 26 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021 12:44:49
Because we are penny-pinching on wages because people like Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Emerson, Barkley are all still on the books when they need shipping out.

2.) 26 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021 12:56:14
It’s his wages.

3.) 26 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021 13:12:17
If we were to pay Varane say £300k plus per week I don't think the negotiations with Christensen and Rudiger would be very easy.

4.) 26 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021 13:55:54
Penny pinching? We’re trying to buy Haaland which with fees would probs end up close to 200m and then it’s been said he wants 600k/ week so I don’t see how that is the club penny pinching? Not to mention the 200m spent last summer. There’s still 5 weeks or so left of the transfer window, people need to take a chill pill.

5.) 26 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021 19:42:13
I’m sure the club would have loved to have sold Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Barkley, Michy and others.

To sell a player you do need a willing buyer.