- Aug 20, 2010
hmmon another note a mate has just texted me this post by Hertyid over on COYS. He had just been to a wedding....
With an associate of JB.
Bale - we set a price, was agreed initially by two clubs. Neither have bid that number officially and GB happy to sign new contract. Agent gets 20% of wages so no pressure to move.
Villa - we had him agreed. Athletico came in late, nothing we could do. Gotta move on.
He said soldado being pawned around. I know nothing about this guy but he reckons he'll be in PL by sept.
Also said we were chasing Shaktar guy for the last year but in end money wasn't enough, not sure which player he was referring to.
Final he said we have money to spend. GB seen our plans and very impressed, if not he wouldn't be signing up. Said JB and son very happy and expect a lot. all good.
Don't know who JB is?
Agent getting 20% of what GB makes is crazy. Unreal how much these guys are able to line their own pockets for a service that plenty of other people could do for a fraction of the cost.
The Villa bit is a stark contrast to what we have been hearing recently. Everyone else has now been saying that we were never that close and he was always staying in Spain.
Assuming he is talking about Mkhitaryan there. Would have loved him based on the limited amount I've seen. Last summer would have been the time to get him though. Talent is too well known now.
And regarding the last bit, we've seen similar comments from a couple of sources every year. I'll believe it when I see it. Sure thing, we'll spend infinite money if we can get 10 players at great (unrealistic) prices. It doesn't happen though.