That Age-Old Question of Age!
Flicking through the tabloid press, at the weekend, I read an article whereby it was intimated that Manchester United have adopted a policy whereby they won`t spend huge sums on players who are of an age-group whereby they are unable to recoup some of the expenditure in the future.
The age put forward was players of the age of 29-30 will only be signed if the club can get them on the cheap or if they are at the end of their contract and come on a free transfer.
The ruling would seem to rule out the acquisition of someone like Arjen Robben, a player who has been linked several times, in the past month or so, with a move to Old Trafford.
However, it continues to be implied, in the press, Louis van Gaal hasn`t given up hope of signing the Bayern Munich winger who is 30 years of age.
Which brings us round, rather nicely; to the crux of this article!
I`d like to know if there should be exceptions to the previously mentioned rule and whether, on the evidence of his form at this World Cup, Arjen Robben should be that exception!
Your responses would be most appreciated.