I agree with you on your comment about moving the ball and moving without it. I do however disagree with you on the price argument. Its absolutely justified to talk about the price when discussing his merits because at 72mil, you expect a ready article at the age of 25. Your comparisons are not apt because both - Pulisic and Sterling were 20 years old. They were not finished articles yet had shown incredible potential. Pepe, on the other hand, is 25 and only has had one good season in a far interior league. Sterling is British - sold within the league to a competitor which also inflated his price. Even in that case, to discuss their first seasons with the cost as a factor would have been justified. Also, Pulisic and Sterling went to Sugar Daddy clubs. For them, their respective fees is not a big deal as they'd spend even more to correct their mistakes had these 2 players flopped. Us on the other hand are tight fisted by Koronke so for us, 72 mil is a big ****ing deal - failure of this investment would tie us down even more when it comes to future transfers.