Daniel Levy has come under a lot of unnecessary criticism on these forums, because he hasn’t made a signing yet. But infact, he is doing the right thing…
What some of you may not know, it’s very hard to buy a top quality player that will not be payed very highly, willing to sit out on Champions League football, and decide to move from a club that they may love. That’s why Levy has been searching a round for many strikers, not just renowned talent – exciting, young talent. Also, Levy wouldn’t just go out and sign anyone, unlike other clubs, he would want to find the right player that will help us progress as a club. Levy knows that we need a marquee signing, but they are expensive, that’s why he’s trying to shift some deadwood. But again, people have been complaining that Levy’s priced them highly, so no-one will buy them. But that’s the correct procedure. Dos Santos has been priced at £12 million, according to SSN, because he has come under the spotlight due to his Copa America performances. With clubs noticing this talent, they will all by vying for his signature. So if Levy prices him highly, people might pay for that him due to his recent performances. And with the other players, like Keane, Hutton, Palacios, Crouch, Krancjar etc, they have been priced reasonably highly because they are fringe players that will be negotiated down as the clubs showing interest, will know that they can get them on the cheap, as they are not needed. So therefore, Levy will try and make some profit from these players by pricing them higher than what their worth.
So let’s give Levy some time. The Copa America hasn’t finished yet, the team are on tour, we haven’t sold many players, so be patient. Also, players will become cheaper towards the end of the transfer window, so we might have to wait later rather than sooner, if we want too get big signings on the cheap. Even though this is annoying, and you would wish he get’s them in sooner as they will need time to settle in the team, but if Levy finds the right player (Llorente, Adebayor, Berbatov!) they won’t need to settle in.
Have faith, COYS!