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Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by three stacks, Dec 16, 2017.
If Coman hadn’t turned into a stud I could’ve seen us going after Alexis more aggressively.
Just need Coco to follow suit. Looks like Heynckes likes Gnabry to replace Robben in the long run.
Would still like to see one more winger and one more center back between this window and summer.
Matthijs de Ligt
Bailey and Sane pls
Am I in Bavaria? Du bist ein schlong.
sport is reporting deulofeu is being loaned to watford
Wish I was in bavaria
Don’t worry I’m sure they’ll give you guys like 80 for him
Charly Musonda to Celtic on a 18 month loan
Roque Mesa on loan to Sevilla from Swansea. The rare loan deal that is an upgrade for the player.
Blimey that moved quickly. The reliable Nabil Djellit from France Football saying City have lodged a £59m bid for Mahrez.
From the Guardian transfer blog thingie.
Jesus christ City, slow your fucking roll.
Why would they bring him in? Why would he go to sit on the bench?
He'd play with Sane and Jesus out.
City have really been struggling this season it's good to see them solidify their squad with some much needed spending.
I get that Sane and Jesus are out but in a month what is the lineup?
In 5-6 weeks Mahrez is buried on the bench. Stupid move for him
Play Bernando Silva as David Silva's backup in addition to Sterling's. Then Sane/Sterling/Mahrez for the wings. Aguero/Jesus at CF.
don’t forget mix, who was totally bought for his footballing ability and not any other reason
Yeah I just can’t see Sane or Sterling on the bench so don’t get it for Mahrez outside of wages.
Right, I mean KDB and Dave will have to rotate at the other CM spot now so it’s not like Bernardo can play there
Mahrez was in Ligue 2 four years ago. He doesn't have to worry about playing time on a national team and the contract probably sets him up for life. From his angle I get it. From Citeh's, not so much.
City's angle is they have unlimited money so why not.
Then it's a win/win IMO.
Best case for Mahrez is he goes, gets paid, and stars for City competing for silverware.
Worst case is he goes, sees limited playing time, gets paid, and then just gets loaned or sold to a top team in France/Spain/Italy. Not a bad deal at all for a guy at Leicester.
Leicester apparently said it'll take 90+ to get Mahrez, and they have that price because of the Coutinho and VvD deals. So good job #Liverpool
Athletic Bilbao sign Inigo Martinez from Real Sociedad as a Laporte replacement.
Not often you see a player join their former club's direct rivals but Athletic's transfer policy means they make eligible players a priority. Nevertheless the next Basque Derby will be a fun watch.
I will always be fascinated at Bilbao's ability to compete at the top level despite their transfer policy
With Sane to Bayern it makes sense for both City and Mahrez
It's cool for sure but the downside is they kind of screw over the other clubs in the region like Osasuna.
it helps when they have a deep talent pool to start with
Giroud to Chelsea official?
Sure. I just find it amazing that they are always able to identify good basque talent that are able to slot in for guys that sell.
Basquing in talent, as it were
Is Osasuna not able to play hard ball? I’m not too knowing on La Liga, and I understand that at some point the asking price gets met, but it seems weird to me to say they all get screwed.
more often than not they already have someone in line to replace the sold player. also, someone as young as laporte usually isn’t sold
They poach academy players a lot iirc. Also the whole release clause thing leaves the clubs with little choice much of the time.
So basically they are the Basque Munich.
Seems like a decent comparison tbh. Both have players wanting to join them and aren't afraid to meet a release clause.
How many times has Bayern met a release clause?
It’s their variety of a free transfer
Off of the top of my head - Javi Martinez, Gotze, Sule, Coman (kind of).
You sure about Süle? Hoffenheim had better offers (Chelsea) but Süle wanted Bayern. Hoffenheim originally had an asking price of 25M and settled for less than 20M with Bayern. Javi and Götze, yes. Coman obviously is a bit different of a situation.
I remember that being that talk when the transfer was completed, which makes sense given how cheap he was.
Marc Bartra to Betis
Götze, as in the fat kid Mario? His brother we academy poached.
loan or sale?
sandro ramirez to sevilla on loan