- Jul 16, 2005
I guess it comes down to expectation for me. Wage bills matter to a degree but many clubs with lots of money waste it. Does Villa have the talent? I honestly don’t watch enough EPL to answer that. If he’s expected to qualify for Europe, well…I'd add that Villa have the 7th highest wage bill in the EPL. If Emery thinks he can get them to compete for a European place, then it's a reasonable gamble considering he's almost certainly going to make a lot more money at Villa.
Not great. There are also several decently run clubs with lower wage bills like Brighton out there. The rumor is that he was moving on from Villarreal after this season anyways, so maybe he saw this as his best chance at EPL success? Or maybe he saw the writing on the wall for Villarreal. Other teams are circling for their top young talent (Danjuma, Foyth, etc) and the rest of the team is aging.
I’ve heard some rumors but nothing from a journalist I trust.Hey -- what's going on with this law? I've read things like La Liga will be reduced to 16 teams, that Barcelona and Real Madrid are throwing their weight around, that the other teams are threatening a strike.