When we look back at this window the issue of fees will dominate.
I posted earlier on how if Carroll went for £35m then Bent is one of the biggest bargains, so lets look at what Robbie Savage said in the Mirror about this
He’s a good player, no question. But I’m sorry, football has gone mad if a) he is worth £24million and b) joining a club outside the relegation zone only on goals scored is a sound career move
And for Carroll at a whopping £17m more on the basic price ?
And the thing that gets me is the size of the transfer fee: £18m possibly rising to £24m for a striker who could not even get into England’s World Cup squad.
Look how much it cost Tottenham to sign Rafael van der Vaart from Real Madrid – £8m – and then consider the fee for Villa’s record signing.
The world has finally gone stark-staring mad when you can buy three Van der Vaarts for one Darren Bent.
And you can now buy 5 VDV’s for Carroll who looked way out of his depth on his England appearance. So like others he had a right go at Bent and now Carroll has moved to the media luvvies Liverpool will we see the same kind of nasty article about Carroll, I look forward to them !