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Mourinho criticizes reckless spending

Mourinho criticizes reckless spending in current inflated market

July 26, 2017 By Ali M.
The Special One argued that several clubs are paying more than a player's true value, which the Portuguese boss feels is dangerous.

With huge sums of money being spent like crazy in the current transfer window, Jose Mourinho picked a bone with the big spenders and the current inflation. The Special One made these remarks as the transfer record looks set to be broken – by two different players.

A lot of business has been done in the current window, but the future of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar remains under question.  The Frenchman and Brazilian have been linked with €180m and €222m moves, respectively, which would easily eclipse the fee Man United paid for Paul Pogba last summer.

Mourinho broke the record paid for Bale when he lured Pogba to Old Trafford, but the Special One has no problem paying big bucks for Paul and Neymar. Jose's problem lies with paying more than a player’s true value.

"I always thought the problem is not what you pay for this kind of player, 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," Jose told reporters ahead of Man United’s Barca clash (as per Goal).

"I think the problem is with the other group, which is a big group because players like Pogba, there are one or two [big] transfers [like that] per transfer window. The other ones are where you have 100 transfers, and for me that is 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 £30m, £40m, £50m 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. 

"I think [for] some other clubs, there will be problems when they realise that the money that is coming in and is going out and I also think that 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 FFP is going to have difficult work to do."

Prices in the transfer window have skyrocketed. Where £50m could once buy a world-class player, clubs are now spending more for less proven names.

Mourinho did praise Tottenham, hailing Pochettino’s summer plan. Although Spurs are yet to sign any major player, the north London outfit have kept their best players from last season.

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