Hi Mike. Couldn't comment on his twattishness, will leave that to you?.
For me Dempsey is to old for us, he will add nothing to the first team but will add a significant amount to the bottom line.
Im sure he will be good coming off the bench and all that etc.. but does this club need to take another risk on a player who isn't really that good?. This smacks of Joe Cole to me.
I have no idea of our budget for the Summer, but Im guessing it will be minimal, I'd rather we didn't spend a significant amount of that of Dempsey and his four year salary
With our dealings in the past I fully understand your concerns about the deal but I think the club has realised that giving a four year deal to a 29 year old is madness, if he came I'd expect it to be a two or three year deal max. I think we learnt our lesson if anything is to go by with the Sigurdsson transfer saga, its safe to say that we wont pay over the odds or kneel to excessive demands of players and agents. Well I hope we have.
Liverpool at the moment is in a strange position in terms of its squad. We actually have no players in their prime. Gerrard, Carragher and Bellamy are in the twilight of their careers whilst on the otherside of the spectrum we have players like Coates, Carroll and Henderson. What players do we have who are 26-29 who are actually in their prime? Skrtel, Agger and Johnson are the ones I can think of the top of my head but we are missing players like Dempsey.
Dempsey as a player is quite underrated by some on here. For ten million for a PL proven player is really cheap in todays market.