Thursday, 16 April 2009
No To Cavani May Mean No To Progress.
I have no idea how good the guy is, but Nani describes the Uruguayan Cavani as a "great player". However, it seems that £14.2 million to sign him is "too expensive".
Now this could be read in one of two ways. Maybe this "great player" is not worth as much as the less than great Bellyache. Maybe we have looked at him and thought, no there is better value available elsewhere. If we are saying, good player but not good value at that price, we can do better, then fair enough. Maybe this is a bit of haggling on the part of both clubs?
However, it could also be that £14.2m is "too expensive" full stop. Possibly this sort of outlay is beyond our current means. If that is the case, then we need to be worried. Without the addition of 3 quality players, we are not going to compete with the top 6 or 7 next season. Villa, City and Tottenham will all be getting out the cheque book in the summer and Everton will strengthen. We have to invest to stand still, never mind progress. If the Board are saying we cannot afford to pay £14m, irrespective of the ability of the player, then we are going to struggle.
Zola will be watching this situation closely. He will know that the current squad is not good enough and will be looking for the Board to make good promises to fund his "project". If we are going to balk at a fee that Tottenham were happy to pay for several players LAST summer, then it is hard to see how Zola can expect to compete.
Posted by Hammersfan at 21:22