With Giroud I don’t understand why it came down to Everton or nothing. In the article it mentions Marseille and Lyon’s interest. Yeah, it makes sense his wife didn’t want to move to Liverpool, but Marseille (especially) or Lyon should’ve been fine to convince her. I guess the french clubs weren’t offering enough money? … Our shitness at selling off players is incredible. Just wait til next season when no one wants him and he is happy to take his large salary and live in London and not play.
(Come to think of it, French clubs probably weren’t offering enough wages for Oli and his wife to want to move from London. There’s your first cynical comment @Oliver )