Ok well if I've jumped the gun it's only by a season or two max.
How much are City about to spend on the painfully average Kyle Walker?
At least in spending 'just' the 30m on Pickford you can envisage them making a profit on him when he goes to United or City in a couple of years time, and the chances are fair as he's shown tremendous qualitee in one so young
I've also said in another thread I think £15m for Gibbs is entirely reasonable and maybe a bit more, in this climate.
When the whole league can spend at least £30m each in one summer - and the secret is out - why mess about with low balling. Not everyone can be bothered to Arsenal their way through negotiations