uzi716 wrote:No point in buying Alex if we can't use him in the CL.
I disagree. Even if we make it all the way to the final, our CL games will represent only about a quarter of next year's games meaning that Alex would be eligible for about 75% of games. To me, thats a pretty good amount of games (so far this year van Buyten has played a little less than that). So what it comes down to, is wouldnt you rather have Alex playing 3/4 of our games instead of van Buyten? And wouldnt you like to have a bit more depth at CB considering how often Boateng has been shifted out wide?