I like Cristante and I’ve been a fan of his since Milan youth days and never understood why they let him go. But I think it’s a good signing and one that will pay dividends.
I’m in total agreement though I’d love us to bring someone in who’ll take advantage of the French market in particular. But I don’t see who that would be but that’s got everything to do with the fact that I literally have no knowledge of major football directors outside of the obvious candidates like Marotta, Monchi and Paratici.
With regards to the last point though you could argue that most young players are on the radars of the big clubs anyway. It’s all about who chooses to act first and offers the best proposal to a young talent.