I read with surprise on Ninty Minutes Online that apparently we should have bought Isco or Bolasie or Mahrez instead of Sissoko. that compounded the earlier mistake suggesting we should have bought Morgan Schneiderlin instead of Victor Wanyama.
The author seems to be under the misapprehension that a club has to sell it's players and that a player has to move to you if you are interested. That is all news to me.
Manchester United turned down our enquiries for Morgan Schneiderlin during the summer, Jose Mourinho wanted to look at his new players and he decided the 26-year-old (27 in November) was not for sale. Thus buying Schneiderlin instead of Wanyama simply wasn't possible.
Isco turned Tottenham down wanting to stay at Real Madrid and fight for a place so again buying him instead of Sissoko simply wasn't possible, while Bolasie is not a better player than Sissoko. Mahrez is and Arsenal wouldn't pay the fee to buy him from Leicester City. The article suggest we could have brought Mahrez for £30-million, which is simply not true.
It seems of the four players suggested over two articles the only player we could of actually bought is one that isn't any better than the player we did buy.