Player Valuation: £70m
Not sure which players you are thinking of, possibly Ferguson, but I can't think of many who missed games as frequently as James., and that is the key for me. He is simply not available often enough to make a difference to the team's progress, and despite flashes of brilliance he can also be anonymous in PL games. I wouldn't be too distressed to see him leave if it means we can strengthen other areas of the team.
Well for 1, im not sure Ferguson played in our trophy erea, mate.
And 2, if you are talking about that era, Arteta, Pienaar were injured often. It's why we player Anichebe / Osman / Kilbane out wide, even Beville played righ mid on occasion.
Also, James missed the same mount of games as Jack Grealish last season.....Villa fans love him, and its not put City off buying him.
Im not sure many people really understand playmakers, not many in world football dont miss games.