Just doesn't shut up
- May 7, 2018
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This is true.It's a good deal - given his strong reputation, would you have preferred that we'd spent £20m-£25m outright on Trincao last summer, as that's the realistic alternative?
Try before you buy gives the obvious advantage that you don't buy if the player is a dud, which has saved us before (Willian Jose).
However, equally obviously, the selling/loaning club wants to get something guaranteed out of the deal.
However the other thing about a loan with option is the option tends to be the maximum fee for if all goes swimmingly!
Quite possible we could have just bought trincao for £15M in the summer, so it’s swings and roundabouts.
Mostly I think the loan to buy option is good with young foreign players just in case they don’t settle and adapt to the move.