Originally Posted by shane5495
Seems like that's kinda changing though. Wiki says that 6 of the 10 highest fees paid for a gk have been in the last two years. De Gea and Courtois are the only ones near his age and most of the others are 26.
and you don't have to play him in the pl straight away.
The thing is, expensive for a keeper is still like 12-15m. So, while there have been higher fees lately, they are still less than outfield players.
Well, if you are loaning him out then you still need to buy another keeper to replace friedel. Either that or he sits on the bench and that is the worst thing for him right now
Originally Posted by Langerdang
I'd at least buy him and loan him out, either straight back to Birmingham or to someone like Southampton (who've been linked to him). Much like we've done with Courtois.
I personally think he's good enough for the Premiership now but there is a stigma about putting young keepers straight in at the deep end. (although that is slowly correcting itself)
Loaning would be the best thing, but like I noted above spurs would still need some sort of replacement for friedel.
While I don't think he's prem ready right now, it's even tougher if he was starting for spurs where every result is important. They need/want to get back into the CL and starting someone like butland will result in lost points they can't really afford to lose