- Sep 21, 2010
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It's the same as we spent on Bonatini to not play a game for us again the same Summer
Plus he was what 26? Played senior football for years, full international with lots of caps for a good nation, played for big clubs, multiple big moves (clearly demonstrating ability) and we’d (the club) seen enough of him to think he could walk into a PL team on day 1 and play and be effective.
The fact his moves at other clubs hadnt worked out didn’t mean he was a bad player (goals per minute record was good at Benfica), was just he hadn’t had the opportunity. Was still plenty of evidence to know what you were getting for a £5m loan fee (they weren’t going to give him away for free we’re they!)
It’s a strange comparison to use.