As much as the 7 year age difference goes in Arthur's favor I see that much big of a problem in the fact that a young man who should be entering his prime is already behaving and playing like a tired older man in the last 1/3 of his career.
Do you really think we can spend 30m now without any big sale or someone like Levy of Tottenham will let Ndombele go to loan without obligation redemption?
Let not forget that we still need to take someone like Mandragora or even Orsolini back from our friend club as promised from last year, and each of them will cost 22-25m.
I see nothing but positives about this deal. The guy is much younger, isn’t a pushover and won’t lose the ball like a stupid ass and can actually pass the damn ball. If he can find consistency he’ll be better for us than Pjanic.
It's a no brainer, common sense. Only a couple of people are still confused, everyone else is caught up.
One possible negative with professionalism (we'll see if true), but in terms of age, ability, resale value, salary, being right profile tactically, and only decent way of getting rid of and replacing Pjanic in this market, obviously a positive trade for us. Hard to process that something this obvious needs explaining.
Arthur is now open to talk about his departure, but still without an economic agreement. He continues to prefer to stay at Barça and will only accept a transfer if the offer is amazing both financially and in terms of sports. [RAC1]
i suppose you're fully aware what you are talking about, especially the yearly costs of said players. i mean arthur would be much heavier on the books than pjanic is. the "cost saving" is only temporary and virtual as the capital gain from pjanic's supposed sale will generate no cash flow.
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yeah, good players usually cost actual money. let's hope arthur is not our "star" mid signing.