TIA Youth Team
- Oct 13, 2010
A lot of people don't get that there was work done in the past two windows that wasn't bringing players in or shipping them out. We haven't overpaid on talent since the CHAD debacle and that has made other clubs realize they can't tack on an extra 5 million pounds to a player's price tag just because LFC are interested. We didn't overpay for talent this window and that will set us up to make better buys in the future.
I have seen this argument made a number of times and I see where you are coming from. I agree in theory this is what was being done.
But as has been pointed out, we need a striker and have done for 18 months now. Everyone else knows this as well.
January is traditionally a difficult window to get cheap/value for money targets.
So how can we say we won't get quoted crazy prices then as we will be even more desparate? And who's to say we won't pay them? If we do that then we just undermined all the painful work in the summer, or if we stick to our guns and won't pay inflated prices then we have borini, suarez and morgan leading the line until next summer.
Seems like we cut our nose off to spite our face sometimes.
There has to be financial prudence, but sometimes you need to spend a little more to get the final piece of the puzzle.
Anyway, not overly impressed by the transfer window. I see good and some stupidly bad.