Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has being accused of being financially frugal in the transfer market.
Wenger has been talking up the qualities of the most expensive footballer in the world, Manchester United Paul Pogba.
Mourinho sanction a deal said to be worth £89m with £4.25m in potential add-ons to re-sign the midfielder. The fee eclipses the previous record £86m Real Madrid paid to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham in 2013.
Wenger was quizzed of his opinion at the Premier League launch, Wenger said:
“The value of a player is dependent on his talent, the expected strengthening of the team, his age and of course his resale value.
“When you speak about Pogba it ticks all these boxes – but we are in a system that we don’t master.
“We have to follow the prices paid by other people. That has gone up because the available of money is much higher. That’s why we’ve crossed the £100m bar for the first time.”, he told Skysports.
Ironically, Wenger speaks of players that ticks the boxes but he will never pay for such players.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have signed more players in the transfer market but Wenger is still searching for players that will tick his boxes.