Newcastle United have paid a record fee of £58m to sign Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad.
And in an inflated transfer market, Eddie Howe thinks the Magpies have made a bargain.
The Sweden international officially joined United on Friday and could make his Wolverhampton Wanderers debut this afternoon, subject to international clearance.
As is often the case with big money transfers, there is some debate as to whether or not the player is worth the price.
Howe was asked that exact question as he previewed today’s Premier League clash at Molineux.
Eddie Howe on Isak’s price
The 44-year-old said: “I definitely have a price responsibility, or I feel that responsibility. You can sign a player at any cost but I don’t think that’s the way to go. to act.
“It’s very difficult because the transfer fees are… it’s an incredible market. I could never sit here and say it’s good value just with the price.
“When you look at the market, I think it’s a good deal for us, otherwise I wouldn’t be pushing hard to try to do it.
“Transfer pricing is out of any kind of realism compared to when I was playing but you just have to adapt to the times. If you don’t, you don’t improve.