Flew through another season whilst watching the UFC card overnight.
Regeer and De Jong are the latest OG's to leave our journey. Regeer, whilst developing into a really good player he wasn't good enough to keep using ahead of the other talents I have. De Jong has been loaned out for the past two seasons. This time there was a future fee included in the deal which Chelsea offered at the end of the season. No team would pay more than £20m at the start of the season so happy to get that fee really.
I didn't think I'd buy a high-profile player again but Sørensen was too good to ignore. I used my first choice CAM in the p/e deal for him as he was a straight replacement. This deal happened in the January window. Something I very rarely do.
Clean sweeping across the universe. 😁
Nothing much to report. Qualifiers and friendlies.
He only played 7 Internationals this season but managed to score 16 goals. His record is now 278 goals in 134 caps.
The reason for so few International games (and fewer club games you'll see below) is because he suffered two injuries this year. I won't complain as I've been super lucky thus far.
I tried talking him into staying which made him even more eager to leave. It took an increase in wages to get him to forget all about it. 500k a month was doing it for him. Its going to cost us 725k a month from now on. Well, he is the greatest player the world has ever seen so should obviously be paid appropriately for that.
The injuries have affected his abilities a wee bit but nothing to be concerned about yet, I don't think.
Goals: 100 (club) + 16 (International) = 116
A late penalty in the Champions Cup final kept the 100 club goal season run going. Can afford the drop in goals tbh. He's still got time to potentially get to 2k. We breeze past the 1.5k.
So, he's at the magical age of 30. Usually I'd look to move him on and with 1.5k goals done I would have called this a day. But, he's only 30. The chance to get to 2k is too much of a draw for me to give up on even though I've got another badge to chase and another career in mind. We continue on..... 😄
Cheers for all the feedback. 👍