2018 Summer Transfers

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  1. SugarShaun

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    It doesn’t make sense but whatever

    As long as we add a CM/DM to take over for Dinho I don’t really care what else happens
     
  2. Andy Reocho

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    Man he would get money wherever he went. Shame on Mahrez
     
  3. Illinihockey

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    Not the kind of money he'll get from City or any club of that level.
     
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  4. Andy Reocho

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    I know it's easy for me to say it, but once my wages got to a certain level, I think playing time would matter. This is the same debate I got in when Yannick Carrasco gave up and sold out for money and went to China. It's disappointing that one of the more entertaining players in the league wants money more than playing time.
     
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  5. Illinihockey

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    These guys aren't fans, this is their job.
     
  6. Andy Reocho

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    And part of their job is to play. I get that you’re a mercenary for money, I just hate when money trumps actually playing the sport you’re a professional at.
     
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  7. Illinihockey

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    He's not going to play 800 minutes next year at City. They'll play 60+ games.
     
  8. NoleNBlue

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  9. roonskie

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    Carassco is 24. Still plenty of time to go back to Europe. Plus now he’s got plenty of money. Seems like a win for everyone.

    If Mahrez really wants the cash and is ok with sitting then this deal works for everyone. I just think City are paying too much.
     
  10. Andy Reocho

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    Neat, and he could play a whole lot more and make a whole lot of money with a lot of other clubs in Europe. But he sold out for the check. Shame on him.
     
  11. Illinihockey

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    Teams in Europe don't pay shit compared to the Premier League except for a couple and guess what, he wouldn't play at those teams either.
     
  12. Andy Reocho

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    The horror of making 120-150k/w instead of 200+. THE ABSOLUTE HORROR
     
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  13. prerecordedlive

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    I don’t know if Afobe was originally a loan-to-buy deal but we’re making it happen. Promotion was hardly contingent on his scoring but he slotted right in when the goals dried up for Bonatini in the second half of the season.

    Hopefully not our first choice striker but he’s a fan favorite so it makes sense.
     
  14. roonskie

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    If you want to talk dumb money and rumors - €60m for Cilessen.
     
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  15. Andy Reocho

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    Palace and Fulham both want Mitrovic. Imagine Newcastle will end up getting ~20mil

    Stoke offered Joe Allen out to teams for 20mil lolol
     
  16. NoleNBlue

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    Speaking of money grabs, Lewandowski officially submitted a transfer request.
     
  17. Illinihockey

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    I don't think you understand what teams pay. What team is paying him 150,000 a week? Higuain was the top paid player in Italy at 7.5 million euros a year. Thats 125,000 pounds a week, about 25,000 more than Mahrez makes at Leicester. There are 9 players in all of Germany making more than 125 per week.
     
  18. Andy Reocho

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    I think it's apparent we're not going to agree on this. You seem ok with really good players selling out for money, that's fine. It disappoints me that Mahrez will be playing a majority of his time with a rotated City squad. Best of luck to him, and I hope he enjoys all that money sitting in his bank account while he sits on the bench more than he plays.
     
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  19. NoleNBlue

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    List them pls
     
  20. three stacks

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    Cilissen to pool makes sense, but definitely not at that price. he’d be a good signing imo
     
  21. Illinihockey

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    I started googling names of the player on the list I saw, and a lot of the numbers don't match up, so I don't know what to believe. I do know most clubs in Europe aren't going to pay more than what Mahrez is already getting at Leicester.
     
  22. NoleNBlue

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    I’d say it’s probably Reus and probably 7 Bayern players
     
  23. NoleNBlue

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    Too many probably’s. I apologize
     
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  24. SugarShaun

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    Made me think of
     
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  25. TheFreak55

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    Where do you expect him to go
     
  26. NoleNBlue

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    Straight transfer, PSG because they’ll pay the most
    Player swap, ManU
     
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  27. prerecordedlive

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    For Martial?
     
  28. NoleNBlue

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    Yeah
     
  29. Jorts

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    Keep him off other rosters & the money doesn’t matter
     
  30. nexus

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    Not this summer they won't
     
  31. elfrid

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    there's someone with dortmund ties on the market

    sven's on it
     
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  32. NoleNBlue

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    Yeah probably not. Real in that case. What’s going to be fun is seeing how the board plays this after doubling down on the Lewa isn’t for sale earlier in the week.
     
  33. Willpépé

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    Interested in seeing how this plays out.
     
  34. TheFreak55

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  35. Andy Reocho

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    Only 4 million
     
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  36. roonskie

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  37. Wu

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  38. Voodoo

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    I would enjoy the fuck out of that.
     
  39. Andy Reocho

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    I would personally hate going from being a clear cut first teamer to rotation for the sake of a few dollars. And that’s based on the fact he is already making about 100 a week at Leicester

    This argument doesnt happen if this guy is going from 30k to 150k, as that’s an enormous change. But if I was offered a demotion as an athlete in exchange for some more money, I’d keep my great salary and playing time.
     
  40. nexus

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    You guys are missing the bigger picture here which is £60M for a winger when you only have David Silva, Sterling and Bernardo Silva to play there is just good business.
     
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  41. Andy Reocho

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    Don’t forget Sane
     
  42. nexus

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    Left side imo
     
  43. SugarShaun

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    You can’t pass up that kind of deal
     
  44. Voodoo

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    Yeah, maybe he doesn’t get as much overall playing time, but he gets to play in champions league against the best teams in Europe and he gets to train every day against the best team in England.

    If he actually only gets 500 minutes of playing time then yeah I agree with you. But I think he’ll still play a decent amount and he’ll get to play and practice against better competition.
     
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  45. Willpépé

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    This was a guy who was in second division French football literally four years ago and had Theo Walcott steal his haircut.

    Could you imagine criticizing a friend for taking more money and doing less work? If you can, you're probably on the spectrum.
     
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  46. Andy Reocho

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    If my friend was a professional soccer player and decided to go get paid to be a bench player, when he was already making a good amount of money to be a star on a team, I’d clown him. I’d be happy for him but I’d clown him.

    And I don’t see why it’s weird to think that. Do you hang out around anyone who is an athlete. Not an athlete in the way they’re athletic, but go to school/get paid to play sports? A vast majority have egos and want to play, at least a vast majority of the ones I know.
     
  47. derfish

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    It’s not always about the money.

    Some guys just want to win; some want championships; some want better culture; some want to be the star.

    It’s his life and his wallet.
     
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  48. JGator1

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    Is he actually going to get meaningful minutes in the Champions League or just as a sub/maybe start group stage matches if they've already advanced? I can definitely see why he'd wanna move on from Leicester but don't see Man U, Liverpool, or Spurs really wanting him at this point.
     
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  49. NineteenNine

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    Dude. Gimme the fucking money. Mahrez has already won the PL in a way no one will likely replicate. He’s got 4-5 years of max money making years left, gotta get that coin*.





    *unless than means going to China in your prime. Fuck that.
     
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  50. Owsley

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    My main issue is it’s City buying players simply because they can. It’s a complete farce.