Huge questions are being asked of the Arsenal hierarchy after more details of the true cost of the David Luiz deal have been revealed.
At the time it was believed that the Gunners had paid £8 million to sign Luiz from Chelsea and that he had signed on a two year deal, relatively expensive for a player at the wrong end of his career and who was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.
Last week though it emerged that he had only signed a one year deal, although his contract has the option for it to be extended by a further 12 months.
And now it appears that the player may have cost far more than first thought, when agent fees and his salary are taking into account, with some suggestions that the cost for one year of his services is closer to £24 million.
Given that Luiz has failed to provide the defensive solidity required, and has produced a series erratic performances, especially under Unai Emery, supporters would appear due to an explanation by senior executives at the club.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.