yes, of course we could.We could simply match the offer they're getting from somewhere else and save them all the hassle of completing deals.
Let's say Juventus offer £45m for Reguilon, so Madrid exercise their £(28+15)m, buy back clause to make a £2m profit. We could simply pay them those £2m and keep Reguilon and change his original cost from £28m to £30m.
If Juve offer £50m, then we pay Madrid £7m and change his cost to £35m. Whatever offer another club makes to Madrid, we can actually 'match' it by offering £43m less than that! Sounds mad but the math checks out!
We'll only really come unstuck if Madrid sack Zidane and the new manager sees Reguilon as their starter.
I think they'll at least keep us in the loop. For their own profit. Maybe we can outbid the club they want to sell him to. Unless they want to do a dodgy deal with the third club or want one of their players. Anyway, I'm not too worried about that right now. Let's win as many trophies as we can in these two seasons so that Reguilon realises this is the club he was born to play for.But for that two years, they can effectively sell him to someone else whilst hes still our player with us as a club not being really being able to do much
I hope everyone is pleased with their back up striker - clearly the main issue for us to solve. I’m staggered that all the talk was about this and not a CB when the options were Dier, Sanchez and a past his best Toby. Our supporter base never surprises me on terms of their blindness to our needs.