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Re: Soares joins Arsenal on loan.
Posted by: VanTheManPersie
Date: 06/02/2020 01:51
It isn't the same mate. That £15 million is dead money. £60 million would've been an investment because he would've belonged to us. Spending £15 million to rent a player is much worse than buying them outright for £60 million, because you're not really losing £60 million, but you are losing £15 million guaranteed.
Its a balancing act.. We did not have money to supposedly buy someone with Ceballos 's "qualities" .Emery wanted him and we didn't have money to buy anyone out right. Pepe was a structured deal, but not every club will agree to that, especially madrid.
On top of that, at the start of the season, emery and co. may have been hoping for a long term solution from within, using guendouzi, smith rowe and willock.

Plus loan with an option to buy generally caries a decrease in the cost of the player at the end of the loan spell. So instead of say 60mn, we may have been paying 45mn since we would have paid the one year loan fee plus his wages. If we didn't want or have the finances to commit 60mn sttaightaway, then one can see the rationale.

At the end of the day, their biggest mistake is thinking about emery as the long term solution and not preparing for/predicting his collapse midway through the season. Otherwise they wouldn't have committed two transfer window s worth resources to him.
From now on, it should be all on Edu. Raul's job should be to make deals happen. The player identification has to be Edu/Arteta/scouts' job.
Raul gambled on getting us champions league this year. At the start of the season, i agreed with the "all in" approach personally. I really thought we had an edge on other teams like chelsea, spurs, utd, everton, etc who were struggling or were in transition. It has taken them long to get the season on track.
Unfortunately, emery was unable to build on that and we dropped a lot of easy points after going ahead in the early part of season.

As result we do not have any buffer for a late charge from spurs, utd, Chelsea, everton who are really the clubs with the most resources at the moment.

Next year without Chelsea s transfer window ban and spurs's revival post pochetino 's exit, it's gonna be much much harder to get top 4.

At the start of the season, current season looked like the best chance in the next 3 seasons to get top 4. So we blew our transfer budget on it.
The continued challenge of leicester and wolves has added to the pbms. I don't think anyone had leicester in top 4 at the start of this season.
We will need implosions from utd, spurs, Chelsea , leicester next season to have any chance at top 4 irrespective of signings in the summer.
We gambled on emery and we are fcked now.

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