Player Valuation: £70m
Ok so I don’t worship ancelotti at all and nothing ive said or done seems to suggest I do so stop flogging that ridiculous horse to stop supporting your strange agenda .
secondly I won’t apologise for liking and admiring a supremely talented footballer , if you prefer to not to sound but I can recognise footballing ability .
thirdly if he wants to go sell him but if the manager doesn’t want him and it’s not a financial decision I simply don’t understand it .
Wasn't referring to you mate more the general consenus in the fanbase - we were bang average under Ancelotti yet fans worshipped him. James was missing half the season and had more than a few games of being ineffective/not in the game but again is worshipped as being this magical player who carried us into Europe.
The James situation for me is a mixture of all 3:
1. James will be here a maximum of 12 more months and we then lose him on a free so it makes sense FFP wise to cash in now and reinvest in 1-2 signings.
2. James likely doesnt fancy staying around at a midtable club in cold England without his dad Carlo around to indulge him and give him perks over the rest of the squad.
3. Benitez probably doesn't think James has the phsyical attributes to be effective in his style/willing to put in a shift for the club week in week out.
If he stays great if not its hardly bad news when you factor in the above scenarios.