The Fox Posted January 30 Share Posted January 30 2 hours ago, Mike1812 said: Fair play to Brighton, I'd say. They don't need the money desperately after selling players in the summer so why shouldn't they keep a player who willingly signed the contract he's on? He should be grateful to them. I'm not saying they shouldn't keep him, just that there is an element of big picture risk if you end up with a reputation as a difficult club to move away from, and that it also seems risky from a player morale perspective to not reward Caicedo in any way if he does stay, given that he very clearly wants to leave and is on a very modest salary by PL standards that the league leaders are probably offering to quadruple. 2 hours ago, Zael said: I do think there's a difference in letting a player go halfway through the season when you have 2 days to find a replacement, compared to a much more scheduled transfer over the summer window. Brighton can argue that they do let their players move on to bigger clubs if they prove themselves, just not halfway through a season with no time to actually spend the money gained. This is a fair point of course, but also I would be amazed if Brighton haven't already got replacements for Caicedo, Mac Allister, Mitoma and Ferguson in mind (or already have them on their books). Whether they could be signed at short notice in January I don't know, but if not then Arsenal have Sambi and Patino on their books who could potentially be loaned as short-term CM cover (depending on if Patino can be recalled). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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