On a recent transfer bid
It has recently been reported that Swansea City have had a bid of £2 million for both Zach Clough and Josh Vela rejected.
Yes, we did accept £2 million (potentially rising to 3) for Clough a wee or two ago from Bristol City whom young Zachary went on to snub, however we were in a worse financial position.
It’s also worth noting that 2 potentially (probably) rising to 3 is less that just 2. It’s also worth noting that this 2 million deal would have also included Josh Vela, another mighty talented young Championship midfielder.
Clubs will be trying to exploit our financial problems as they look to sign players on the cheap and the likes of Darren Pratley have also looked to be in talks with a Wanderers exit. However, it’s been revealed that other Championship clubs were not willing to match what Bolton have been paying these players.
Make of that what you will and factor in when they signed their most recent deals and whether our finances were much different then. Then rate the handling of our club’s finances on a scale of 0-10. Comment it below.
Back onto this £2 million offer from Swansea then- think about what players are worth these days. How about 8 million Lewis Grabban?
You can never really compare values of players because ‘people are worth what people are willing to pay’ etc… but it really is pathetic that our club is the subject of these offers, and the saddest part is that Swansea probably aren’t too far away from what would be an acceptable price given our circumstances.
In other news, Joe Mason looks set for a £3.5 million switch to Wolves. Yes, even he’s worth almost double Clough and Vela combined appparently.