I've seen a fair few tweets since yesterday with a "shopping list" that includes players such as Hazard, Llorente etc. who would have been realistic targets 2 months ago. There is no way we will sign these players we have been talking about for so long if we don't get champions league.
We're the top ranked team in England who still need a proper keeper. Brad's good but is just too old to rely on.
As for leaving France, I think the lure of the Prem and La Liga are huge. Look at Ben Arfa, he was at a Marseille and Lyon playing CL football, won 5 titles, but ended up at Newcastle. Look at Ajax players, they always move on despite being a CL and title winning team.
I''m not saying we'll get him, and 10m is a steal, but it's not out of the realms of possibility.
As above- no Champs League the you can rip up the wet dream shopping list and start thinking about who we lose and being disappointed when Holiett turns us down for Newcastle.......still get to keep Jenas and Bentley
But if we do end up in CL- surely Alder on a free is the better bet