That just looks like a random Argentine Man United fan's account tbf.
Don't look at those in isolation, as they're not in isolation. You need to win big on your wins, if you have a history of bad losses etc.So, we doubled our money on Traore. Maybe he wouldn't budge on the size of buyout?
Cleared over £20m on Tav and Spence (and I guess you have literally no idea what any add ons were).
Showed a profit on Stuani.
But yeah, it's easy to do so much better.
A straight up fee is probably not common on high-value players (for their league), but 18m isn't really that much for a Prem side. Maybe, if Wolves never had the money we should have got market rate based on instalments, 20m just seemed low at the time, and still does. Probably not many teams play a way which would suit him mind, Wolves certainly didn't and Barca were too big for him, they have better options to give the ball to.The way I remember Traore leaving us was the release fee was 18m but that was for a 1 off payment, a thing which is quite uncommon at that level. Wolves chose to pay over normal terms, like 4 transfer windows , so we upped the price to 21m and they had to agree. However , We had to give Villa 25% of the profit we made. Since we got him as a player exchange its not known to us fans what actual value was on the player when he came to us.
Yeah, I agree with what you're saying, but if we were getting big money we would probably be saying so? Details on fees often get leaked (lots of people in the chain), as do when players have release clauses etc. It's in an agents best interest to get the info out in a lot of cases.It amazes me that people post with such certainty about the precise terms of transfer negotiations, when they are not published or required to be so.
Who knows whether MFC have put sell on clauses, or what additional bonus clauses there are in individual deals.
I just think it's not straightforward.Don't look at those in isolation, as they're not in isolation. You need to win big on your wins, if you have a history of bad losses etc.
Also, consider value of money received, compared to their actual worth.
17m was a crap deal for us on Traore, he was probably worth 25m plus, and in any other team than Wolves he would likely have went way passed that. I know what you mean about the size of the buyout clause, but we shouldn't have been paying £9m if we had to take that amount of risk with such a low release clause. We were in the Prem when we bought him (form champo Villa) don't forget, not like we were in the Champo and not like he had done much before we got him.
~10m for Tav was a bargain in anyone's money with half a brain, what's he worth now? He was only going one way.
Stuani went for 2.5m, and scored ~120/210 in a mix of Spain's top two leagues, over 6 years, they got an absolute bargain. Spence for 12m was fairly cheap considering the hype. To be honest, I thought he was over-hyped, but that's irrelevant as most of football didn't think that way, and spurs could probably off load him for £15m still now, and we get no addons.
The gain if it pays off, should be relative to the risk if it doesn't pay off, as we have a lot which don't pay off.
I can't remember many deals where we've bought a player for cheap and sold them for a lot more and been happy with the sum, or got some big money, probably way over the odds, for a young lad who we developed.
I'm not saying it's easy mind, it's probably hard to get players up here, but we've took a lot of punts and developed a lot of talent as we just don't ever seem to get the big fee or actual worth, not like other clubs appear to.
I've been watching re-runs of Fast Show in iPlayer.. I can only read that with pronounced exaggeration.. Chrissy Waddle..Man U, Brighton & Villa
We could have just held onto Tav, and would have probably got promoted if we kept him, but didn't he go early in the window?I just think it's not straightforward.
Tav...we needed a bidding war. We didn't get one.
Spence...insisted on Spurs. And if we are talking hindsight, that looks a great deal for us.
With Akpom this summer...if there are not a bunch of suitors, and he won't sign a new contract , we sell him for as much as we can, or lose him for nowt in the summer. I doubt we are very often in a position to play hard be when it comes to negotiations.
Assume that runs out when the loan contract does in 4 weeks? Two of those weeks are going to be outside our transfer window too, might work in our favour if he's someone we want to keep.It’s not our call, Boca have guaranteed option to buy.