re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Van Persieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
it's just about taking the punt on a lesser name. and sometimes changing positions. prince vince was a midfield when he joined us, and got transformed into a defender out of necessity. then became a champion.
i mean, probably the best signing of the last few years is michu for 2.5 mil. there's a fair few players at clubs like rayo, espanyol and similar clubs who arent in a position to demand high amounts for their players. michu in particular, is tall but still has great dribbling abilities, and laudrup has been smart enough to make him into basically a striker, instead of a goal scoring midfielder. small changes like that can mean the difference between good and great, and the better managers are able to make those types of players better.