Player Valuation: £40m
Getting really tired of the scaremongering about how we can't survive without Gueye, or how things are gonna be so much worse without him, because, you know, the stats.
Ask a lot of blues who were around in the 80's and majority will tell you that Gary Lineker, despite the admittedly impressive achievement of scoring 40 goals in a season, was actually detrimental to the style of play of a team that won League titles either side of the year he was here.
If Gueye leaves, we may not have 1 player who makes as many tackles as him, the value of which I believe is massively overstated anyway, but hopefully, that responsibility will be distributed amongst what will surely he a more balanced and disciplined side. I mean, we've been pretty much terrible while he's been here, it's not like we've seen some massive upturn in fortunes or even performances since he arrived. As a matter of fact, probably our best period during his stay was when he was in Africa.
If we can get anywhere close to £30m for this absolute myth, we will massively better off, both short term and long term.
Now if only Brands could convince PSG that him and Gylfi really work better as a pair... Say £100m for the 2.
Cool. Who is going to play in midfield now? Because if the suggestion is we shouldn't replace him, I'm dying to know what that lineup will look like.