Song is glorified Capoue with a little bit of skill and composure. In terms attitude and loyalty he puts Adebarndoor to shameHow is Song a has been at 27 years old? Had a reasonable season at spammers and was effective when fit.
I'm afraid Levy & Co haven't figured out yet that players' prices have drastically increased over the last decade. The likes of Schneiderlin, Camacho and McCarthy would cost 10-12m a decade ago. Today it would be a bargain if you get a player of that quality below 20m unless he has 0.5-1 year left on his contract. Also we aren't a top European club that regularly features in CL football so we have to go an extra mile to convince a top player to join our project.They are nearly all realistic targets if you are willing to spend the money, I mean we could easily put Lloris, Verts, Lamela in the too good for Tottenham bracket when we signed them but if you show the money it gives you a chance.
Normally we fail on targets when we either piss the club off or the player off trying to haggle a cheaper deal like the Moutinho situation.