This deal more than most represents how out of control the current transfer market has become. I never thought in my life time that any club irrespective of the cash they have, would sanction a £45m transfer for Siggy of all players
I know he's not as good as Eriksen, but it has to be remembered that he played in a turgid AVB team, crowbarred into left AM and under the tactical non entity that was Sherwood. Hardly accentuated his strengths, and it is amazing what a good manager and a well organised team, playing with consistency, can do for the form and performances of a multitude of players. I quite rated Sig, and I can see why he is worth that much to Swansea, hence the figure, but really I was only saying I would have been intrigued to see how well he could play in the current team, not that I think he is amazing, or that we should have signed him again.
Everton should be doing the same thing we started trying to do 10 or so years ago - invest in building a top academy from the ground up, target young hungry players who want to prove themselves and a personable manager to build a brand around... instead they are going after top club cast-offs, well-past-his-prime Shrek, and Gylfi Sigurdsson for 50 million f-ing pounds. I guess we'll see how it turns out but it doesn't really scream "building for long-term success" does it.
My mate is a huge toffee and I said to him who is going to score your 25 goals, he reckons Rooney will score 15 ( I would be surprised) I then asked in that case what about your other 10 goals? 10 goals is a lot to find