Irish Ian wrote: ↑Thu May 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Wouldn't agree to 10M no way but the fact remains that we need to balance the books.
First saving I would make is to get rid of Orta. Next I would cut our player roster currently sitting at 31 in the current squad and 22 on loan. There has to be 30M locked up in those loanees
I'm torn on Orta after all he helped identify Harvey Barnes, Harry Wilson, Matej Vydra, Dan James etc as targets, is it his fault we didnt get them or was it funds, if it was funds then that isnt his fault, he isnt perfect but he can only work with what he has available.
Clearly has wasted some money but he isn't exactly given a goldmine to work with.
If we need to balance the books then we need to look to ship out the deadwood, or players like Roofe depending on contract situation.
Clarke only turned 18 mid season.
Spurs were willing to pay £25mil for Grealish.
We should demand that for Clarke, while Grealish is more developed he is 5 years older.
Grealish during the 2012/2013 season was the same ages as Clarke, he was doing nothing, youth team player.
Following season he went to league 1 and had a decent season with 5 goals and 7 assists (far less productive then our own Mallik Wilks though).
Clarke has all the potential in the world and that is what Spurs are paying for, what he might become not what he is and we should value him that way.
I dont want Clarke to go, if he goes for less then £20mil then that will be very poor business imo. Spurs need to pay the going rate for potential.
But ideally we keep Jack as a show of intent to Bielsa who clearly rates him a lot.