16 Jan 2018 04:36:15
Some months ago i askeed why did Neves joined Wolves. days ago, in vacations i could read a little more about Mendez reationship with this chinese owners, so i wanted to ask a few things to you edds, probably edd 002 will have more knowledge if i don't put you in an awkwad position.

1. How far do you think they will get, like, from your point of view do you think they are doing things well and constructing a good model; do you expect them to climb to EPL to play for top4, just to stay at 1 division or to battle to stay in there ala QPR.

2. As they are stakeholders of Mendez company, Is there any kind of ethical issue with the way they are managing the transferences with him.

3. Is there or has been there any other case like this that you have knowledge of?

{Ed002's Note - 1. I expect that nothing will stop promotion this year but top 4 in the PL would be a vast step. In terms of the model, Anzhi followed the same route and that imploded. They cannot continue to spend money they don't earn or expect to be able to bring in players cheaply or just via Jorge Mendes. As such, the investment going forward needs to be managed and they need to become self-sufficient - obviously being in the PL gives that a massive boost from a financial perspective.
2. Strictly speaking no, Fosun can invest in the business and can continue to use Peter Kenyon in whatever capacity they wish. What is not allowed is any third party ownership of players - or, more importantly, third-party influence over players careers (which is a gray area).
3. Anzhi Makhachkala, after the takeover of Suleyman Kerimov, followed a very similar approach.}


1.) 17 Jan 2018
16 Jan 2018 18:10:46
thank you very much Ed002.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome.}