My take on this is: if we are THAT BROKE, as some say, then selling Eto'o is a temporary solution to fix a 'big' problem. Selling Eto'o would keep us afloat for a while. But ultimately we would require a new source of income like new investors or sponsorships wouldn't we?
If you look at the problem like that, selling Eto'o means a huge loss in footballing quality to partially solve a financial problem. To me that's just not worth it. If we decide to sell him, doesn't that speak volumes as to our ambitions as a 'top' football club?
You can say we have no choice but to sell him, but there's always a choice. Look at teams like Barca and Real, they're in debt too but you don't see Barca selling Messi. Granted, from what we've been hearing our debt is probably much larger than theirs. But I say, screw FFP and balancing the books. Every other top team has gotten stronger but we keep getting weaker every year. Now we are going to get even weaker so we can balance the books. Fuck that!
I could be completely wrong, maybe we do have no choice but to sell him. But as a fan I just can't accept it! My pride as an Interista prevents me from ever being ok with this.
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sure it's devastating to lose your best player...but we must use this to rebuild, to move forward.
We become a better team when we don't rely on one player anymore. Especially in the big games, like when Silva and Nesta mark out Eto'o.
Well, if all the players perform as they can and should, then we don't rely on one player. Simply put, last season we relied on Eto'o so much because a lot of others really sucked. If players like Milito, Cambiasso, Motta, Sneijder, Maicon had been injured less and been on better form, obviously we would have relied on Eto'o a lot less.