Friday, 3 July 2009

McGinty to Manchester United?

Curious one this. Manchester United News is reporting that Sir Alex is keen to sign U17 Charlton youngster Sean McGinty. I have never seen McGinty play. However, if Sir Alex is interested in him, then so should we be. Trouble is, of course, that money talks and it positively dictates things at the Valley right now.

Perhaps because of our precarious financial position more clubs are interested in picking the meat off the bone? Maybe it's just that we have to sell to avoid a "Southampton" or simply just sell before we can buy? Whatever it is, it's hard not to feel like we are going to start this season with a much smaller and less able squad of players. Dare I say it, like a regular League One side with precious little League One experience. If that is the case, then we need to wake up to the fact that we are likely to struggle next season and should be resetting expectations...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My understanding is that his Dad pushed for this move , although his agent and Charlton suggested it wasn't a good idea

Anonymous said...

half million is hard to turn down. hopefully we can put a sell on clause on top of that just in case he does live up to be the next superstar

Suze said...

Old Trafford is hard to turn down, especially when you're fifteen and have ambitions.
Whatever terms we offered, we know we're now in the position if a bigger club come in, and especially one of the top clubs, it would be hard to resist, whatever the advice against it.
Hopefully we can keep some flesh on our bones, and prove to these youngsters we are worth signing up to.