But I’m pretty sure that his advisers will expect to be compensated by way of top wages/sign-on bonuses. It’s why they run their contracts down. Not a lot of cheap deals out there for good players because of shorter contracts.It's only natural that we look for players with depressed value, eg contract running down / release clause. Most of our best signings were made that way.
Too much baggage for us to take a risk on. Very good player, the sort we need really, but he’s been rumoured to throw his toys out for years and without a lavish budget to have another CM to cover him if he plays up, we’d be taking an almighty risk on his temperament coming goodI think I'm disappointed but it was expected.