Ruh Roh Ressegnon
- Jun 27, 2013
I think you've made some pretty big jumps there.Agree. I don't really get this conversation as you well know. A young player leaves, then as a defence mechanism we start doing the roll call of players who became world class after they left. What for?
This notion of a player having to become world class to eat our words, and prove to have ever been a viable option for us is stupid. Tanganga may not become world class and he has already made a great impression on the team, Winks will likely never be world class but if he left before he got a chance with us we would have lost his contribution. Chelsea have 6/7 academy players in their current squad, only 1 or 2 may become World Class but it's clear they've all played an important role in their season today and will likely to in the future. Had they not been given a chance more time would've been invested in overage players, instead as a total they're all probably valued around 200m. If they hadn't played possibly a combined 20m. That's a big loss to a club.
Veljkovic alone has played 3 consistent seasons at CB in the Bundesliga, he's another that could easily have played for us. But we're content on buying Sanchez and Foyth when we could've potentially just saved money with him.
If only we held every player to the standard we hold academy players to. They never become world class so they're no great loss or have no real value to us, the majority of our signings never become world class, but we still recognise their importance.
Sanchez and Foyth look like much better players than Veljkovic. I don't think playing for a relegation favourite side makes you suddenly just as good as either of Sanchez or Foyth.