The value-for-money aspect is my concern. I know he's a good player & ought to score goals at championship level....but if we're needing to pay £2k+ a week for him, maybe around twice our (believed to be) average, I'm not sold on the 'gamble' aspect. I know there's never a guarantee signing any striker, but it must be a big decision for JMcP, to use up 2 players worth of his budget.
Unless, of course, the Board have said that the deal is 'covered' by whatever they may have agreed FPS will cover, or if they have negotiated a deal with options (loan, sell-on, etc, as discussed here) that might bring the overall cost down.
Other than Rudden, I have no other candidates, but confident JMcP does.
The timing, tomorrow, would be great though, whoever we happen to sign.