For a manager and club who constantly used to drone on about “players not meeting with their valuation” and being renowned for being the most tight fisted in Europe, the Perez signing was baffling.
He was signed for 17m, as well as earning around 5m in wages a season, and has played around 270 minutes in the PL, scoring one goal.
That means he cost almost 6m per hour, or 100k a minute, or 27m a goal.
No wonder we can’t afford world class players, wasting money like this.
On strikers alone, we have wasted millions on transfer fees and wages in recent seasons, on complete dross like, Park, Chamakh, Giroud, Gervinho, Walcott, Perez, Podolski etc, rather than getting one or two world class strikers.
Is there another top European club that is so inept when it comes to transfer fees, recruitment and contracts?