Do not believe this rumour for a second. At 30million, would be an absolute rip off. He has never stood out for me in La Liga at all!
No, when it comes to perceiving value, most people aren't really subjective. We tend to overvalue things we are attached to and undervalue what we do not have. Hindsight is 20/20, but I bet if you go ask Barca's hierarchy now whether they should have paid 40 million euros for Javi Martinez before Bayern, they would have raised all four limbs up and say "YEEEESSSSS!!!"I'd say no, he's probably not 36M good.
I wouldn't pay 36M for him, being objective.
Most imprtant question, were you in any of the football manager games ?I was in Athletic's academy. Not anymore ahahahah. It doesn't say too much though, because Athletic has a pretty unique philosophy.
And yeah, Cope are kind of reliable in this kind of things, even though for example, two years ago they claimed that Barcelona players were dopping to improve their performances, and they were sued by Barcelona, and they were proved to be totally wrong. But they have some reliable journalists, for example Juanma Castaño, who is usually the one talking about this kind of transfer rumours; he is a friend of Villa, Reina, etc etc and he has some kind of knowledge about this things, so yeah, I would say they're a "realiable" source, at least compared to the other ones in Spain. Hahahaha.
And welcome to the forum, hope you stick around and keep posting over here!