Boca Juniors only received one bid for midfielder Nahitan Nandez this summer, according to Sabado Sport, and the offer came from us.
Not surprisingly, the proposal was reportedly below the Argentinian club’s asking price. Fans on Twitter reacted to the news by criticising Mike Ashley and the board’s lack of ambition:
I thought a tenner and me offering to cover his sports direct shifts twice a week was a good offer ????
— James Girdlestone (@Jamesgirdy1989) 5 August 2018
I offer €4 and a tic tac, no more.
— Chris-NUFC6 (@ChrisNufc6) 5 August 2018
Was probably 60 thousand sports direct mugs
— Stan Daroli (@standaroli) 5 August 2018
Quality player, any idea what there asking price was like?
— Lewisarnott (@LewisArnott1) 5 August 2018
Think the logistic this type of deal this close to the deadline is a non starter
— Anderson (@k1ando2) 5 August 2018
Others feigned shock that the bid for the Uruguayan international was too low:
We bid too low?? pic.twitter.com/5F5TGz3Ybc
— bryan cusack (@cusack_bryan) 5 August 2018
— Conor Bennett (@CBennett_12) 5 August 2018
Well I’m totally shocked by this.
— Steven Edgar (@StevenEdgar) 5 August 2018
It’s extremely frustrating that we have lost out on so many targets this summer due to the lack of spending power. The lack of investment in the playing squad really is inexcusable but it is what we have come to expect from the owner.
Hopefully, we can get a few more signings in the next few days but Rafa really shouldn’t have to be begging for scraps in order to improve on last season’s tenth place finish. There is only one person to blame if we go backwards this season, and it won’t be the manager.