It depends.Aceface wrote: ↑Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:21 pmThe thing with signing someone like Buchanan is, if his club wasn't in dire straits would we even be looking at him? Seems a wrongheaded way of going about recruitment.
It is how we tend to do business in that area though. Fredericks, Antonee Robinson, Byram – if there's a deal going or a contractual run-down, we'll go window shopping for a fullback.
Spurs did a lot of this on their rise from midtable. Bought very cheap from clubs in distress and then sold at a profit, which all goes into the pot for better players. Think of the Calumn Davenport's and Andy Reid's. Spurs were hoovering them up at rock bottom prices. That's how they got Bale, Carrick, Defoe, Walker.
So long as it isn't impacting the #1 priority of strengthening the first team.