So lets just think about this...
How much money do you think we'd get if we sold him now?
And how much money do you think we'd get if we sell him next summer after he's had a good season at PSV, including in the Champions League?
Not every single thing the club does is wrong, it surely...
Why would we? He'll either want to stay at Brentford or go to Utd.
And given how many of our fans think it's embarrassing as a club to go for someone when you're not 100% sure they'll sign for us, it's probably a good thing we're not!
Thanks for writing it up.
I will always think Kenny was great for saving us, and doing it so easily after 2 awful years. It's a shame we wasted time with Zenga instead of keeping KJ while they waited for their real option.
People loved it when Lage said he only wants genuine quality players signed, if that's what we're aiming at, some players are going to say no or take a bit of convincing. As we haven't even got to the first of July yet, it doesn't seem like a reason to change tack and lower our targets...
Given they made £1.2b in profit last year, it's not a massive problem on it's own.
If we have to use an analogy from household finances, then it would be like having a mortgage of slightly more than your annual salary - i.e. pretty normal.
If he was 100% going to sign, there'd be no need for us to go over there. It seems pretty obviously a good idea to go over for talks if you think that that's what could tip the balance in favour of him signing.
We'll be getting a loan fee. And the selling price may not even be set, allowing us to improve the value of an asset for sale to either PSV or elsewhere.
But sure, just doubt it all you want, if you're looking for something to get annoyed by.
Because the Chinese politics (which I also think is overplayed, simply because people like saying words like "geopolitics") is to do with the investment of millions of pounds by a major company, in this case it's just the movement of one player who wasn't born when the Falklands war happened.