Been told Reading are keen on Sheffield Wednesday striker Lucas Joao, but fee could prove a hurdle in this deal, with the Owls wanting upwards of £5m. An initial loan move is a possibility. #ReadingFC #SWFC
The last sentence is the key there - loan him this season. From 1st July next year the massive 20m loss drops off our FFP, so we pay either the full amount (or first installment) then - makes FFP sense.
In any context does £5 million for him make sense ?
I guess he's pretty young (25), and talented but questions about his mentality for consistency. If he had a 5 year deal it would mean no more than £3m on ffp at any one period and run until he's 30. Or a 4 year deal no more than £3.75m at any one time and run until he's 29. (all plus wages).
Can Gomes / future managers bring that consistency?