Everybody sells. Liverpool lost Coutinho and Suarez and won the CL. Barcelona lost Neymar and won the league. We lost Shevchenko and won the CL. Juve have lost players from Zidane to Pogba and Vidal, and invariably still do well.
Chelsea just sold Hazard but they have Hudson-Odoi and Pulisic lined-up and more than 100 million Euros to spend (if they let them). May work or not, but they clearly prepared.
It’s quite different to when we sold everybody just because Berlusconi was jumping ship.
It’s about finding the right time, the right amounts, and having smart replacements and a good operation in place.
Selling Donna last summer, when we seemed to have crazy money and his contract was running out, seemed like a very bad idea. Selling him now if there’s a crazy offer and when Plizzari starts to look more promising, with Reina in the squad, and when we need money... not necessarily so bad. Same with Suso — our best creative player, but less of a big deal if we don’t play wingers obviously.
What would likely be an unmitigated disaster would be losing Romagnoli right now.
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