It will if they keep him to be 3rd choice if we let him go that means spending 30m on a backup CB is just more spending.
Hopefully they let Jones & Darmian go sell Rojo, Fosu-Mensah, Valencia and use that money and wages to go towards buying the top draw CB we need to organise and lead that defence. That CB signing is vital get it right and we could quickly be back in business get it wrong and we are back to square one again. The guy we sign is going to cost a lot we can’t get it wrong.
Smalling is limited but I think he’s the one to keep out of the 3 non Mourinho signings at CB as you can at least rely on him being fit.