You know what, I am not convinced with this.
I know the transfer price is beyond player’s control & say Caroll shouldn’t be judged for Liverpool’s stupidity to pay 35m for him.
But regardless If you are being bought for silly money, be sure that you would be expected a certain standard of performance & scrutiny.
I don’t expect Lukaku to be like Henry, but I expect him to regularly provide 7/10 or above performance.
I expect Xhaka to be better than he is atm.
I expect Mustafi to do his basics right.
I don’t expect Elneny to be any better than a squad player because his profile, transfer value & wages do not make me expect more than that.
If you don’t think you can handle the expectation & criticism that would come with the transfer price being paid; don’t take the offer.
If you took the offer, you have consented to a certain standards regardless if you were ever talented enough to deserve the transfer fee.