Now is not the time for penny-pinching.
In an update to previous reports, news is coming in from FCInterNews that Blues have lodged a bid of €7m for Inter’s George Puscas. The report also states that the Italian side are going to use the funds generated from the sale to finally wrap up the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United.
I have spoken before about how this would be a good signing for the club, but they need to pull their finger out if they want to get this move over the line. If the board are going to barter over the sake of €2-3 million Euros, then quite frankly it smacks of a lack of ambition.
The dream at the end of the day is to reach the Premier League and take a share of the riches that being there entails. When push comes to shove is €2-3 million really going to make a difference to the club’s budget?
The hierarchy have shown so far this summer that they are willing to splash the cash when they need to, the signing of Ivan Sunjic from Dinamo Zagreb for €7m is evidence of that. You have to spend money to make money in this division (just not to the levels that went on when Harry Redknapp was there).
Whilst they may not be ready for a promotion bid straight away, even without last year’s points deduction, they were still quite far away from being near the top of the table. A few years down the line, once the team has gelled and got an understanding, then there is potential for a promotion push, but it needs all the pieces there to make it happen.
But you can’t afford to be passive in football, you need to be aggressive. If there is someone you want, then spend the money. You’ll be rewarded with that money ten-fold at the end of the day.