The best things in life are free but don’t forget the six-figure contract or the agent fee. Okay, so Janet and Luther didn’t quite sing it like that but when Monaco is flashing the big bucks along with PSG, Manchester City and Chelsea like spoilt rich kids, it’s left to the rest to strengthen on a budget.
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When Brendan Rodgers made the decision to swap the Liberty Stadium for Anfield the fear for chairman Huw Jenkins must have been that the football philosophy which had served the club so admirably under Roberto Martinez, Paulo Sousa and then Rodgers could lose momentum at the most crucial time. There will have also been concern that key players would follow the lead of the manager and head for the exit.
“Welbeck or Sturridge: Who would you take?” popped up as a friend’s Facebook status 10 or so games into the 2010/11 Premier League season and created some healthy debate should we say. Two young, exciting unorthodox English forwards fresh from successful loan spells at Premier League outfits arrived back at two of the biggest clubs in the country and played with a fearlessness and a swagger that suggested both could be lighting up the domestic and international stages for years to come.