"You're supposed to help people that need a bit."
- Oct 26, 2009
To be fair, nobody knew who Robertson was when we bought him, and I think even Robbo is surprised to find out he is this good. Mane was a very fast winger playing for Southampton, nobody really had an interest in him but us. I remember Southampton supporters themselves thinking what a great price they got for him, and quite afew in our camp thinking we overpaid. Salah is even a bigger surprise, we paid Roma just under 50 mil for a winger that failed in the PL, and on his best year at Roma scored 13 goals. I can't remember one person on this forum not thinking we over paid ( myself included ).The price of Pepe is staggering,we bought Robertson,Salah and Mane for that price,could be a top player but can't understand the price.
We bought 3 players that nobody really valued much, and Arsenal bought 1 player that everybody wanted.
Funny thing is, this is how Arsene Wenger used to run Arsenal ( not spending a lot in the market, but rather looking for gems to develop ), and we used to buy big names. Now it is the other way around.