Originally Posted by Dirtstar
valid point, but I look at it from the perspective of where Costa Rican prospects usually end up playing when they get to Europe: Norway, Ukraine, Austria, Greece, Belgium or the B leagues of the bigger markets.
it's really tough for our guys to crack the top leagues, and the few that have done it usually end up on a bottom-feeder. this was an opportunity to go to one of the top teams in one of the best leagues, playing under a coach who's great at developing offensive talent.
I hope he shines at the world cup and gets even better offers. but from what ive seen with other players, he could just as easily end up playing in Poland.
I agree he should definitely try and crack into a top league, but maybe not Arsenal just for the sake of saying 'I'm at Arsenal'. A middle of the road team, but where he could be a starter would be wiser IMO.