If we sign a striker we’ll win the league. We become super favorites for the title.
As F.Perez says good players pay for themselves. Say we get Ibra for 15mil euro(12mil pounds) and give him a contract for 2 years. We pay his wages of 250k pounds, that would be 12mil pounds a year(same as rooney). Adding it all up, we would spend 36mil pounds on Ibra for 2 years.
So what would we get in return, we’ll WIN the league this year with Mou in charge(most probably the season after that too), atleast one cup, go far in the Champions league, the shirt sales, winning attitude for the young team, media exposure… he more than makes up the money we’ll spend on him… and he loves Mou(I have read his autobiography). With the FFP coming in we need all the money we can have and winning is our only chance to break even. If we match his wages I think he would want the move. He has been a journeymen his whole career and one last big move will be worth it for him. He is closest to being sureshot hit for me. And to add to it he’ll not block Lukaku’s path to the first team.
On the other hand we may not sign him and still be with a decent chance to win the league though it may not be a stroll like it would be with Ibra.
What do you think? Will it be worth it?