On Monday, which is now 4 days ago, Udinese agreed to transfer Alexis Sanchez to Barça for 27MILLeu now, plus 11MILLeu more in terms of variable concepts such as appearances, titles won etc plus a friendly between both clubs. So why isn't Alexis at Barcelona yet?
Well, it doesn't take a genius to find out: MONEY. The Italian club now want some of the variable money to be part of the fix payment despite the deal having already been close. D'uh!
- To be honest, I'm not surprised. Whenever FC Barcelona are involved, the other clubs want to get more sneaky last minute cash prizes. Does everyone else think we're stupid?
I am happy Rosell has now established a no-nonsense approach to signing players. In the past, Laporta would have thrown our money away just to keep Cule fans happy, not thinking about our future debt.
In the meantime, Alexis has spoken to both clubs via his agent and just wants the deal closed as soon as possible.
UDINESE: KEEP YOUR WORD, TAKE THE MONEY AND GIVE US OUR NEW STRIKER!!!!