I remember jen chang saying we went in for Muniain last summer but they wanted £20m we were prepared to pay £8m
I don't remember him saying that and I check his account regularly. But if its true it's incompetence on the part of our club, I don't care who it was. Muniain, right now, is about 1000x the player Downing is. And he's almost 10 years younger. If they actually were the same price and we went in for Downing, it's incompetence, there's no two ways about it.
It's also slightly incompetent on the part of Athletic for being willing to let him go for that little, but hey, I wouldn't have complained.