There’s no denying that transfer fees have rocketed in recent years.
Now whether the fault lies with the avalanche of television money being poured into the game or the fact that the cub are willing to pay the asking fees I’ll leave you to debate.
But there’s no denying that if your desire is to live with the bet then large expenditure is a path that has to be followed, gone are the days when you could rely on a regular influx of youth to make the first team on a regular basis.
A perfect illustration of what I’ve been wittering on about surrounds the possible transfer, this summer, of the Leicester City and England centre-back, Harry Maguire.
The insinuation being given by the red-top publication, the Sun, is that Maguire could well be playing his last game for Leicester City this Sunday, against Chelsea, before he becomes the target for several Premier League sides wishing to acquire his services with our quoted source inferring that three London sides, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are showing an interest as well as United.
But, and here comes the crux of what this article is about, Leicester City will not sell their defender for anything less than £60 million.
Now, I do not doubt that Maguire is a good player but at that price wouldn’t you want somebody that stands out as being head and shoulders above the rest?
Remind me again how much Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk!
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