John Duncan's Love Child
- Jul 28, 2006
It won't be long.......
Not really.Like always the time was to buy him before he came to the Prem.
If we buy him now his price will be very high and he'll have a lot of expectation as a result.
No idea what Cisse has to do with my point.Not really.
Papiss Cisse was touted as a world beater by some last season but look at him this year - hardly setting the world alight now!
Benteke has been decent this year, no more, no less but the main question is what he can do for us and whether he would prove value for money and the jury is still most definitely out on whether he's a great player in the making or another Hugo Rodallega.
My point re Cisse is that the exact same remarks were made in that we should have signed him when we had the chance as his value has now gone through the roof whereas the reality was is that he was bang in form and now if we were linked to him for the sums of money that were bandied around at the time then it would seem a little foolish.No idea what Cisse has to do with my point.
Benteke was bought for £7m and is doing well. If we buy him then Villa will expect to make a nice profit and the player would expect a wage rise.
We need to scout these players again like we used to. In Dempsey, Dembele and Sigurdsson we spent around £30m. Fortunately Dembele had a release clause.
I'd like to see us spending that sort of money on genuine top talent. Outside of that I'd rather see us spending money on up-and-coming talent than high prices on those who have a brief period in the Prem.
I've never said we should buy Benteke. But if we did then I'd prefer it was before he became a big name for a reasonable fee and less expectation than big money once he's had a period in the Prem playing well.My point re Cisse is that the exact same remarks were made in that we should have signed him when we had the chance as his value has now gone through the roof whereas the reality was is that he was bang in form and now if we were linked to him for the sums of money that were bandied around at the time then it would seem a little foolish.
I agree that our scouting does leave a little to be desired but then taking Dembele as an example, I'd expect us to fetch a good deal more than we paid and therefore will be deemed a shrewd bit of business from a financial standpoint.
Michu was a cracking bit of business for the money involved but I need a lot more convincing that Benteke will go from strength to strength and at £7million, I still don't classify him as a bargain.