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  • Kentish Maid Kentish Maid Jun 28, 2011 15:31 Flag

    Dos Santos

    The problem is Sfer that whilst we all acknowledge the need to buy new players the fact is that until we offload some of our surplus playing staff (ie get them off our wage bill) we're in a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation.

    I can't imagine Levy would be happy to bring in new players on big wages while paying for the regular 1st team wages plus wages for the likes of Keane, JJ, Hutton etc to either sit on the bench or not play at all. Loan deals might help in the short term but ultimately they'd end up still on our wage bill if there wasn't a sell-on clause or, like the Hammers with Keane last season, they're relegated so the sale doesn't happen.

    I hope that Levy takes a sensible line in not demanding too high a price for any of the outgoing players, but equally that those outgoing players don't scupper potential moves by asking for silly money to play each week.

    IMO Keane is past his best and shouldn't be expecting c£60k a week to play elsewhere, ditto JJ and probably a few others (in terms of salary demands). Surely if they want to play regularly they should be content to do so for less money, especially as it's highly unlikely any of the top 4 PL clubs will come in for them and pay them megabucks.