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Haha. But yeah, as I said in the other thread, there was no way they could get this done against Bilbao's will in the time they had. But just think how good Ferguson used to be at this stuff - all the deals planned at the beginning of the window, plenty of time, all carefully constructed - and you realize how much Moyes has to learn about running a club at this level. They should have been working on this deal all summer - it's 36 million Euros!Filipower;3547428 said:It'd be great if United had deposited €36M on Athletic's coffers and the basques just said "Yeah it should've been Herrera who did that, so you still can't have him. Thanks for the millions though."
Exactly. Especially a complicated transfer with a club that doesnt want to sell and a complex release clause in a legal system you are unfamiliar with.Filipower;3547441 said:Yeah leaving it until the transfer deadline day is insane. I get all the financial reasons, but if you look at it strictly from a footballing point of view, the later you do a transfer the worse it is.
In England traditionally the final say in terms of transfer deals has laid with the manager, and though some clubs are now adopting a more European style director-of-football system (eg Man City and Newcastle) whereby a DoF and manager make the decisions together, sometimes with the DoF having final say, and others have owners who make many of the decisions themselves (Chelsea) or co-decide with the managers (Liverpool), Manchester United still works the old way.Mus;3547470 said:I'm not really used to the English system, in Italy we have either a transfer director employed to directly deal with transfers or they are handled by the CEO
chygry;3547451 said:WTF!? I have no words... Just great.
These people who are resonsiblee with this shamblolic mess should be fired and sent into a cave.
Sir Didier Drogba;3547446 said:Exactly. Especially a complicated transfer with a club that doesnt want to sell and a complex release clause in a legal system you are unfamiliar with.
Also you guys are aware that by signing Fellaini after his release clause expired on July 31 they had to pay an extra 4m? That's 4m pounds pissed down the toilet. It was obvious to EVERYONE that Fellaini would be a United player by the end of summer, why didnt they pull their finger out and get it done early, then have time to work on other deals?