Originally Posted by TheBeardOfZeus
I'm indifferent to RVP. If we get him, woo hoo, if not, no big loss. I agree that the asking price for him is too much. Arsenal are simply pricing him out of a move by asking for £30m for him, joke's on them when he leaves next summer for free.
I wouldn't say I'm being pessimistic, I'm being realistic. We have huge debts (I know all clubs do, but United's debts are worryingly high, especially with the recent news about the Glazers not really making an effort to change that), and we can not and will not (#Daimien Sandow lol) be able to compete with the likes of City, Real, Barca, PSG, and the Russian clubs in the next 10 years (financially-wise that is). On the pitch, whether or not we're successful depends on many things. How long will Fergie stay for? Who his replacement will be? Will the next manager have the same draw as Fergie for players wanting to work with him? Will the new manager continue the same level of success?
Paying £30m for a 19 year old player, however good he is, is ridiculous IMO.