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[12] Jose Mourinho on lesser players going for big money - it worries him - but justifies paying big for Lukaku

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  • [12] Jose Mourinho on lesser players going for big money - it worries him - but justifies paying big for Lukaku

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    "I always thought the problem is not what you pay for these kind of players, I don't think the problem is what you pay for Pogba, I don't think the problem is going to pay crazy for Neymar I think the problem is with the other group, which is a big group. Players like Pogba, there are one or two big transfers per transfer window. The other is where you have 100 transfers and, for me, that’s the dangerous area of the market.Some clubs are paying or they don't buy because they don't accept the numbers that are now ruling the market, or to do it they have to go the same levels and for me that's what worries me a little bit because now we speak about £30million, £40million, £50million in such an easy way."

    “I don’t think it will ever kill the big clubs because the big clubs will always have the potential and conditions to produce this kind of money and not to be in problems. Some other clubs, there will be problems when they realise the money is coming in and going out. I also think the financial fair play authorities, they have big work to do. Big work to do because probably there are some strategies of disguise but I have to believe that the financial fair play is going to have difficult work to do.”

    then justifying the Lukaku fee

    “We spent big money on a striker because, with strikers, you either spend big or you don’t get. We spent because of what happened to Zlatan, and we can’t allow ourselves to be without an important, strong striker for the first six months of the season. So our big investment was on a player that we had to have.”

    "It is obvious that nowadays, especially for the strikers, the amount of money is amazing. Next season we are not going to spend a lot of money on a striker. This season we had to do it. Investment is overall and it is every team."
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