Just doesn't shut up
- Jul 22, 2017
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Andy, this post is almost word for word what I was planning to write.I really wanted / want him to succeed but after 3 years it is fairly clear to me that “prime Robbie Keane” he is not. I genuinely do not understand why we paid £35M for him; now the fee is not his fault but the suspicion remains that it was a big favour in return for Moutinho and Neves. If we had paid £10M for him it might still have raised eyebrows but might have been worth a punt, as it is the figure paid is a ludicrous amount.
As for the minutes played, he has to earn minutes on the pitch and 4 different managers don’t seem to have wanted to play him consistently, and remember they see him every day in training as well as on the pitch and have seen the scouting reports from his loans.
I am sure he will have an ok career somewhere but I just don’t see the raw talent that suggests he will be a PL player any time soon. I hope we can get a decent loan for him with obligation to buy, and a decent sell on clause, and that he does well somewhere, but I don’t see us getting more than £10M for him.
I really wish him well but it would be better for him and Wolves if he moved on, I think.
As a Wolves' fan; I want all our players to succeed and when Fabio arrived with all the fanfare, I was excited. Wolves was on the crest of a wave under Nuno and following our first foray into Europe since God's dog was a pup; splashing money on 'outstanding' prospects seemed the next logical step. Along with signing a Barcelona fullback; Fabio represented the next step into Fosun's wish of really shaking up the Premier League establishment. Unfortunately, that was as good as it got!
Quite early, it appeared to me that Fabio was 'Emperor's New Clothes' and the furore surrounding him was BS. When some of us voiced our doubts, we were told that we were buying potential, that he wasn't the finished article and he would develop, get better and we'd either get the striker we all craved or would sell at a huge profit to one of the European elite.
Well, we've waited and waited and waited!
Sadly (and I genuinely mean that), Fabio and Wolves will part with no upside for either party. Wolves will have money sent down the drain with a huge loss and the player's reputation is at an all-time-low.
I guess the quicker we put this episode behind us and hopefully learn from it, the better for all concerned.