I feel sorry for their fans, but not the club - they've only got themselves to blame. I actually wish more teams spending beyond their means ended up seeing severe consequences for it, then it wouldn't happen so often.
Don't agree that it's a steal, it can become a very valuable deal for us, but it's not a steal. Good reasonable price, more would be some gamble. And there are other similiar players going at same rate from clubs who aren't in same situation, Maddison.
Villa would have demanded a ridiculous fee if they could, Grealish hasn't shown anything to say he's a 40-50m player - that would be paying for talent that could be worth it .. or not. If he becomes a 50+ player then it's because he takes that next step with us. We shouldn't have to pay for it before he's there.
I guess the 4,598 posts moaning about the Grealish fee in his thread just didn't happen and it's refreshing that the few I've got rid of offer up a brand new perspective that hasn't been mentioned before. The fee is an aspect that I can't believe hasn't been discussed at all until now and especially the comparisons with Sissoko's fee.
It just goes too show one should never underestimate the cerebral qualities of the ITK aficionado