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- May 8, 2011
“I have to say that in the past couple of months my decisions in relation to Memphis were influenced by the feelings and information that he would like to leave in January and that we were going to have a real offer that we would be willing to accept,” Mourinho said. “That obviously influences me.
“The players who are not having many chances to play, we don’t have the right to stop them leaving. What we have is the power to say, ‘No, I don’t accept this offer’. Until now – zero.”
This is true, the crazy money in the EPL and what clubs are willing to spend will only increase. I think Lyon will go upwards of £20m but not beyond.Might be more difficult to get higher transfer fees from clubs outside of England. The likes of Everton can now spend £20m-£30m on players.
Plus clubs in the Premier League can now pay higher wages, which is a reason why United have received lower transfer fees in the past.This is true, the crazy money in the EPL and what clubs are willing to spend will only increase. I think Lyon will go upwards of £20m but not beyond.