Interesting that Sidwell has completed his deal.
Now, more than ever, is the time for a "take it or leave it" offer.
Exactly - posted this once rumours of the price were going beyond £15m. If he was from foreign parts he would be around £10m. Even adding on the 'English' factor £12m is reasonable. £18m is just a laugh.
Can't believe people are having a go at Villa on here. I bet Chelsea fans were doing the same when they were chasing Gerrard.
I just hope we walk away and leave them with a player who doesn't want to play, and who will be available for a fraction of the price next yr, prob after having a 'mare of a season.
There have been many arguments for signing him. Some exaggerating his capabilities. Others of the usual 'in Rafa we trust' type.
Usual story, can write the script. Story breaks Liverpool are after a semi decent player. Some are for and some are against. Over the course of the saga, which generates hundreds of 'pro' posts, the 'semi decent' player evolves into a world beater and answer to all our problems, to the extent that £18m doesn't sound that much for such a player.
I just don't see it. Decent player - won't set the world alight. But £18m. C'mon ffs.
Be a cracking deal for O'Neil if he pulls this off.