Herc has said previously that massive sell on was wanted in the Palace deal, assume similar for Brighton, would mean lower fee.Initial fee shouldn't matter too much with KWP. What should be important is tacking on appearance fees and sell on clauses so if it does turn out we've dropped a bollock then we can at least cash in a bit.
Palace got £50m for all of one season's worth of RB who couldn't get into the England (U21 etc) squads ahead of KWP. Norwich want £35m (so say) for Aarons, who has less than a season in the PL and isn't really standing out that much.20 chuffing million for KWP? Uh, waaaaaa?
Let's put the shoe on the other foot.
Would Levy be open to spending 20M on a RB, from let's say, Liverpool, who has only ever started 3 or 4 premier league games in three years? I don't think so. That evaluation is arguably delusional.
But he was an experienced seasoned International that just played in a WC semi.Trippier was slated on here left, right and center with people desperate for him to be replaced by none other than KWP, yet we got 25m for him.
You want to buy that Mini Metro I mentionedNice to see Herc' say we are being very flexible with payment terms to help KWP with his choice of club.
To be fair KWP has not really had a proper chance to show his true level. But I would guess that he could play in any mid table side and do a good job. I would say £20 million does seem fair..Targett played best part of 90 games before Villa.
KWP has played 24 in his whole career.
Not comparing them as players but surely KWP is worth less than that (less inflation). Not like he has ripped up trees.
Crystal palace are now an established Premier league team who are looking for a RB they deem good enough to play in the Premier league. If they believe KWP is good enough to play in the Premier league they'll have to pay Premier league prices, or else they can look in the championship for cheaper options.I'd take 15m in a heartbeat. Regardless of comparisons to players like Wimmer etc if a player simply doesn't have the physicality to make it at the top level you can't expect top dollar.
I'd honestly be surprised if he's still in the top division in 2 or 3 years. IMO he needs to move abroad and find a league where his technique can shine and he won't get bullied.
So the criticism is now player pricing? Well it’s not exactly groceries is it? Considering the amounts he got for the likes of Bale and Modric I don’t begrudge him the freedom to get the best possible price for players
He got ripped off for Modric.So the criticism is now player pricing? Well it’s not exactly groceries is it? Considering the amounts he got for the likes of Bale and Modric I don’t begrudge him the freedom to get the best possible price for players