Big fan of James. And the way we have run our squad down over the last four years, he's pretty integral for us. He has some great attributes, but also some rather large limitations. If they spend £40M on him, I can see their fans turning on him after a season. Expectations would be far too high for what he would deliver. Again, not trying to run him down at all. But the reason he is so important to us reads like a mini list.
Fitness. Nobody else comes close to completing a whole season, he's just done two in a row.
Deadball. He is rather good, but that doesn't negate the fact we have