OFFICIAL 2016 Summer Transfer Thread - WINDOW CLOSED

Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by NineteenNine, May 2, 2016.

  1. RavenNole

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    He's a good player and I would rate him above Wilshere/Ramsey but that is a lot of money for a guy who still isn't going to be the true defensive midfielder that team needs. If Ngolo Kante really wants Arsenal move and they don't sign him now because of xhaka they will be winning that non-champions champions league trophy again next year
     
  2. JonathanCoachman

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    Lukaku's dad Roger says that Romelu wants to go to Manchester United or Bayern Munich. He's always going on and on about wanting to play in the champions league and I'm not sure Everton would sell him to United in the first place.
     
  3. Mikelangelo

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    If slide tackles and breaking up play are all that matters then yes, Kante is significantly better than Xhaka or anyone in the world.

    Teams park the bus on us in over 50% of our league games, need someone elite at building from deep and why we're paying so much for Xhaka.

    We already have a mediocre passer that breaks up play well in Coquelin.
     
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  4. JonathanCoachman

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    Hasn't only having one player capable of playing a certain role been one of Arsenal's bigger problems recently? Injuries are pretty much a given for whatever reason for you guys.
     
  5. Mikelangelo

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    Our problem at DM last year was we only had 1 even half capable DM and he got injured for 3-4 months. Flamini was terrible and trusting Arteta was just ridiculous. Xhaka, Elneny, and Coquelin is plenty although I suppose Coquelin will now assume Flamini's role of village idiot when he does play.
     
  6. JonathanCoachman

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    I would check out of my day job too if I lucked into a mountain of cash like Flamini supposedly did. I haven't heard any kind of follow up on that story in a while.
     
  7. Ace Boogie

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    Neither he or Niklas Bendtner have to worry about their finances for the rest of their lives. Bendtner makes more per week off of his killer bracelet line than he does playing football.
     
  8. JonathanCoachman

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    Bendter seems like the kind of douche that would make 500k for making an appearance where all he does is play music off of a laptop and wave his arms in the air.
     
  9. Ace Boogie

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    He isn't that valuable. 50k tops, in Denmark.
     
  10. JonathanCoachman

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    I was speaking before the 99% income tax in Denmark. Somebody has to pay for all those bicycles in Copenhagen.
     
  11. visa

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    Ran into him few years back in london, was shocked by how polite he was. Must've been a blue moon out or some shit.
     
  12. Mikelangelo

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    Bendtner's biggest mistake was not marrying that baroness.
     
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  13. Ace Boogie

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    Apparently he isn't a big fan of titles.
     
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  14. Pasta88

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    I will always love Bendtner
     
  15. JonathanCoachman

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    In my most recent FIFA career mode, after downloading the most recent roster I put Bendtner on some random team in the Championship because he was listed as a free agent and like three years in his rating was in the high 80's and he had earned "The Complete Forward" badge. Somone or something out there still thinks he will turn things around.
     
  16. Andy Reocho

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    One of the papers is claiming Arsenal lead the race to sign Moussa Sissoko, said the price was around 10mil
     
  17. Pasta88

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    Kevin Volland to Leverkusen
     
  18. Andy Reocho

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    Xhaka is in London for his physical
     
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  19. NineteenNine

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    based on youtube scouting, I think he's a nice fit. If we add Kante too, that turns a weakness into a strength and would add all sorts of flexibility to the lineup.
     
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  20. Willpépé

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    Interesting side note on Granit Xhaka. He has a brother who also plays the fut, named Taulant. Taulant decided to play internationally for Albania. They are both in Group A and will be the first brothers to play against each other in the Euros.
     
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  21. DelapThrows

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    Stoke are all-in on Berahino (20m) and Redmond (5-6m) to bring in homegrown players.

    Fun fact: I didn't know Berahino was English until today.

    Other fun fact: He and I share a birthday.
     
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  22. RavenNole

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    Got to give stoke credit they are spending money to make sure they stay in the EPL. Too many teams get complacent and it costs them.

    That said I'm not sold on berahino and never have been
     
  23. El_Pato

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    Or you could be Newcastle and spend the money and still get relegated
     
  24. Quick

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    Redmond for 5-6 mill seems like a good deal considering he is English.
     
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  25. JonathanCoachman

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    The relegated discount cancels out the Englishness probably.
     
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  26. RavenNole

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    Stoke haven't exactly nailed every signing but there is some intent. Newcastle always sign a bunch of French dudes and 1 out of 5 are good and sold for profit and the others just sit on their bench.
     
  27. RavenNole

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    Sounds like xhaka is £35m. Seems like a lot to me but that is probably an indication of what the cost of doing business will look like this summer
     
  28. Wu

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    25-30m but by all accounts he's a brilliant player so it's worth it in today's market
     
  29. Andy Reocho

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  30. El_Pato

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    I'm sorry, that was uncalled for
     
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  31. Quick

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    Like it... Congrats on my approval.
     
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  32. Wu

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    Really the only reason I hang around this place.
     
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  33. Pasta88

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    Great signing by Arsenal. Big teams shouldn't really care about price (within reason).
     
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  34. goheels10

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    Gaitan to Atletico? if its done, that is sexy.
     
  35. Wu

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    No regard at all
     
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  36. El_Pato

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    I'm not sure if anybody knows this but Ace Boogie and I could be twins.
     
  37. Wu

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    Noted.
     
  38. RavenNole

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    who do you see leaving? I assume that xhaka, ozil, cazorla, wilshere and ramsey all dont stay. Xhaka and Ozil are locks so do you see 1 or 2 of those others leaving?
     
  39. zeberdee

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    I don't see any of the four you mentioned leaving. Arsenal lost 3 bodies in the midfield already and Ramsey and Wilshere will also play in wide positions.
     
  40. Wu

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    Go back to bed Raven, you're still drunk.
     
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  41. NineteenNine

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    Why on earth would we sell any of them? Unless Barça go full retard and give us £50m for Ramsey...
     
  42. NineteenNine

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    Plus they don't remotely play the same positions. Hell, they could conceivably all play together.
     
  43. Topper Bottoms

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    In a big gay gangbang
     
  44. Wu

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    Someone's mad they always get the bottom of our diamond midfield.
     
  45. Pasta88

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    Fifa legend Viktor Fischer to Boro.

    Also rumours that Gotze turned down Liverpool after speaking to Ancelotti.
     
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  46. Topper Bottoms

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    You're just upset you're the Sweeper
     
  47. Wu

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    Not really. It makes me a keeper.
     
  48. JonathanCoachman

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    Klopp shouldn't have put his heart on the line again after their first break up.
     
  49. Quick

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    Loris Karius to Liverpool is official.
     
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  50. Andy Reocho

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    Joey Barton to Rangers on a 2 year deal