weasel wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:42 pm
It definitely seems like it was Swansea who kept changing their demands. By all accounts we were happy to pay £5m up front and seemed to keep accepting their new terms. As I put elsewhere it seemed they wanted to keep stalling the deal in the hope they would get other deals done instead. As such not a lot we can do and it seems Bielsa wanted this player over any other and Swansea seemed to indicate they were willing to sell so there was no need to abort this deal and go for another. If Swansea had pulled the plug earlier then maybe but they didn't as they couldn't in case their other deals fell through. The only lesson to be learnt is to be wary of Swansea.
Not sure the word of an agent is to be trusted - very easy for them to say Leeds showed an interest simply to generate other interest.
Two sides to this imo, I'm sure Swansea messed us about but i do think we messed them about to tbh, i dont think we are blameless here.
Other journalists are indicating we arent, Phil Hay obviously has to take the Leeds side but there are national journalists who are indicating we did mess Swansea about to, they have no reason to show bias either way.
I think we could have done more, £1.5mil loan fee, just pay it upfront from the start surely?
Why sit around waiting from 6pm? At the very least we are naive and a bit cheap.
The agent said this after the event apparently, Ibai Gomez also said we did enquire about him to.
Just find it annoying that we for whatever reason have allowed MB to have less bodies available at the beginning of February then he did at the beginning of January.
He must be frustrated to.
If we let this season slip then Radz, Bielsa and Orta will have a lot of explaining to do.