Its also "a bird in the hand...". Lets say we declined the offer, didn't sell Brown, and then brought in Doyle. Brown is now on the bench as a sub, his minutes going down. Less chance for other teams to see him play and if any are interested his value is less because we don't need him as much. So it takes longer to find a buyer and we make less. Maybe that's worth it if our results make up for it in leading us to the top of the table, driving ticket sales, etc. Or if Brown improves through more training with the team, increasing his value. I see neither of those scenarios as likely. I fully agree with this statement though. I think its clear that Pablo was planning on Brown leaving, given the (lack of) playing time he got in preseason and the time Badji got. But I don't see how Bravo didn't get a deal done before the season and instead is left waiting on Wolves and Doyle.