21 Jun 2018 10:51:02
Tadic off to Ajax then! done deal?

1.) 21 Jun 2018
21 Jun 2018 12:35:18
Would be surprised at this. Really strange of Ajax breaking the bank for a 29 year old. Doesn't seem like their policy. Schone, Mosainder, Huntelaar, Poulsen, Westermann, Babel, Heitinga, among others, were already "established players" when they came at Ajax, and they either arrived for free or a modest fee. Always thought Ajax would only splash the cash for a young hotshot with bags of potential (re: Sanchez and Neres) . A bit caught off guard by Tadic going there, especially for the 15 million transfer fee rumoured, plus his "premier league" level wages. But I guess they really needed an instant replacement for Kluivert.
Seeing if we do sell tadic, then one: we made a profit for a 29 year old player who's got the ability but largely lacks the consistency and we managed to free up what I imagine are not so modest wages. Two: We play a huge gamble, not long after missing out on a creative midfielder in maddison, but selling one of our own mould in that near period. Even with Boufal rumoured leaving as well. My only hope is if this transfer does come to fruit then the board must surely have a creative player lined up already.

2.) 21 Jun 2018
21 Jun 2018 13:27:20
apparently had a £15m release clause if we failed to qualify for Europe, peanuts for a player like him, even if he does only turn up for 5 games a season.

3.) 23 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018 18:02:30
But, He did turn up when it mattered . Maybe, just needed the right manager? Who we still have!

4.) 24 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018 06:18:15
He's had four managers already.

5.) 25 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018 04:34:03
But, if he (and others) turned up for more than the last few games, would we have been in the position where he *needed* to turn up?