ok so the 5m includes wage cover and a fee possibly and a few other bits on top of the fee. If we remove 1.5m for wages and 1m for some fees (god knows what) they are paying us a loan fee of 2.5m.
basically do you want...
Soares - part of a settled back four and been good been average/poor at points but deffo playing pretty well of late, generally not great crossing and poor at back stick defending , deffo off in the summer
KWP- reasonably well thought of but not sure how good (aka somewhere between bertrand and martina), could stick around after the summer if it works out + £2.5m
Im happy enough with either really. Probably wouldve chose the former but only just. If KWP is well liked by the current management and they think he could sign in the summer if hes played with us for then they could see this easily as a good deal. I dont think it quite fits as being able to push the penny pinching model on some levels but 2.5m doesnt get you alotthese days. I suppose if its the 2.5m that means we can allow Fraser to go at a cut price fee etc then it could be part of a bigger picture. who knows. Doesnt completely scream of investment from the top i will agree that though!
This doesnt take in to consideration any need to strengthen at full back etc just the plain choice of the two.