Player Valuation: £70m
If we can get 30m for him, that would be positive.
I dont know what has happened, and Digne has been a good signing for us but I sense some tough decisions are going to have to be made around sales. No inside information, just my own observation. If we can get 30m, it will allow us to get 2 or 3 in, in the Gray/Townsend type mould. We cant bank on getting money for the dross, so something has to give.
People will want big binary conclusions. Either the manager or player is bad. Maybe so, but I'd give some benefit of the doubt to each. Sometimes the best conclusion for all parties is a player moves on.
I happen to think, at present, Godfrey is a better fullback than centre back. He looks happier there to me. I dont think hes had a bad game at left back. I worry about him in the air, but I also know hes what, 23, which is young for a CB. A spell at fullback in a tight defence might help.
I'd go 4 cbs across the back 4 currently when Mina is fit. For me, Benitez should do full Benitez.
People will want big conclusions. To me this is a case of a player who has been a good servant, perhaps going for a good profit, to allow the club to bring some new players in.
What club is offering £30mil or even a reasonable offer for a player frozen out?
We will be lucky to get £23-25mil.
He has to be sold...we cant risk it.I'd keep Mina but he might go.
Newcastle and Brighton both wanted him, but we'd have needed a replacement