Probably we had no chance of keeping Siggy, but I think we could have talked Llorente into staying. Basically the club decided to unload when he wouldn't commit to a new contract. Unfortunately the narrative that said we couldn't afford not to sell was profoundly wrongheaded. When we are relegated the £10 million or so received is going to look like peanuts. Of course, the posters who said Fernando had to be sold are the same deluded souls who waxed lyrical about free-flowing football.
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