Everton have an exciting project ahead, but they won’t be taken for fools in the transfer market, and their rejection of Marcos Rojo proves just that.
When Manchester City were aiming for the top, they paid stupid money to attract players who wouldn’t usually want to play for them. Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast (via The Daily Star) revelation’s that Everton brushed off Rojo’s £160,000 wage demands suggests they’re not going to take that route.
City have become harsher with their own wage bill recently, not following through on Alexis Sanchez for that reason. Everton are seemingly doing that early on and it’ll stand them in good stead for the future. They need to invest, but only when it makes sense.
On this occasion, it didn’t.
Rojo, like most United signings post-Sir Alex Ferguson, has been a flop. It’s reported United wanted to get rid of his last summer and Everton were interested. It’s very easy for fans to say “just pay the money”, but what’s the point if it wouldn’t be a good investment?
He’s 29-years-old and reportedly on a weekly wage of around £160k so the signing would have been short-term to begin with. Then, even in the short term, it’s hard to see how the club would get their money’s worth out of him anyway. Yes, they need a replacement in that position, but there are better players who would demand much less.
Marco Silva surely has high ambitions for the club and with a new stadium on the way, things are looking up. They must make sure they keep their heads in the transfer market though, because otherwise agents or clubs will try and take advantage of their ambition and hold them to ransom.
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