I have been thinking about why we ( I do include myself in this ) have so much concern about Mendes. Logically the new owners need a football man close to them, you will recall a number complained bitterly that there was no football man around Morgan. Mendes has a wealth of experience and contacts. The players he, apparently , has brought in look good. So why are so concerned ? we should be pleased. I think its down to one thing – he’s an agent – that profession in football no one has a good word to say about ! Its unfair but his undefined role does not help but fear he will be our new scapegoat.
I think your right Watford, I am also confused by the negativity by association. Also I think peeps aren’t seeing the bigger picture on the signings because so far the deals seem fairly prudent to me. So we have three on loan which if they are no good well hey then there just on loan so no different to Ojo, Graham, Sagbo et al. Then theres the other Portuguese lad Silvio, so this guy has 8 first team caps for Portugal, can play on either side of defense and was originally signed by Althletico. Oh also did I mention we got him for FREE! Yes I know peeps will shout ‘what about his injury record’ well I’d imagine that’s why we just went for a 1 year contract with extension built in for our choice?! Sorry did I miss something cause that seems pretty darn sensible business to me. It also seems like the sort of deal we’d have been salivating over less than a month back!
Even the new striker didn’t cost a fortune by Fosun standards so here we have 5 new players for the total (estimated) outright cost of around £2.5m. Fosun said they need to be clever and this isn’t a bad start, even if just one of them becomes a first team regular then for the money that ain’t bad?!
See your right we don’t trust Mendes (naturally) because he’s an agent and lets be honest who trusts them?! The point peeps seem to be missing here (for me) is that we don’t need to trust him…we need to trust Fosun! Now of course its to early to say, trust is earned and all that but I do wish some fans (admittedly on other forums) would just give these guys a f*@king chance! They haven’t been here a month and for some you’d think they’d ALREADY failed!!
Its only a conflict of interest if Shi has no choice but to use Mendes…which NO one has presented a single piece of evidence to suggest this is the case?! Was Mendes the agent for Bodvarsson….no but somehow we still signed him, weird almost like Shi is his own man?! Who would have thought a bit of independent thinking from a graduate billionaire in the making eh!