If my memory is right, we made a 50%ish profit on selling him back to Barca, not 20%.
I suppose I was put off with the meagre amounts we made.We bought him for about £4.5m and the buy back was over £10m if I remember rightly? I can accept a buy back clause if you’re doubling your money or more, but an extra 25% or less is very different.
I was sure the Geri deal was a win, win, in my eyes in order for Barca to buy him back he would have had to be top, top drawer.I prefer the desperate clamour to sign Lukaku/Gomes/Zouma than the "sake he's going to bail on us isn't he?" Deulofeu types.
But sadly he never was, they still brought him back.
But we made money on the deal, granted not Lukaku to United money, but its a clever way to do business, from the selling clubs POV. These 2 year loans with options to buy are making me vomit tho. They seem to be increasing in volume as well.
Honestly havent seen the lad kick a ball, so cant even comment on his talent.
From Juves POV its a cracking deal tho if true, we need a Striker, if this lad is the Striker we need, then im not overly concerned with the details in the deal, but yeah, im sure after reading for the 2646th time that Juve are about to exercise their option after he scores a brace against Stoke in the League cup, well then, im sure I will be.