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Everything posted by chelboy

  1. In terms of depth combined with quality I think City just edge it. Aguero, Sanchez, Jesus, D. Silva, B. Silva, KDB, Sane, Sterling, Nolito, Toure, Gunodgan. All good attacking players. Half of those players will be on the bench. Just shows how strong they are in attack. I can not think of a stronger attacking bench.
  2. Aguero rumour just arrives as Alexis says he wants to play CL football. Great timing. City will sign Sanchez and keep Aguero. Sanchez and Aguero will be their two strikers, Jesus is a winger naturally I think but can also fill in at ST. They will have the best attack in the world if they bring in Alexis. We should go all out for Alexis. We need him far more than City do.
  3. How on earth did they manage a bargain like that? I would have taken him for a deal worth that. I am also not sure why we are not in for Douglas Costa who is probably bound to leave now.
  4. The one thing Rudiger gives the defence is speed. Cahill Luiz and Azpi have decent speed but Rudiger is pretty quick. Good signing I think he will surpise a few people.
  5. I hope we have tried offering Matic in the Sandro deal. Last year Juve had some interest in him. Hope they still do. No point selling to united. Same thing with Costa to AM. If they can not reach the asking price then try a swap deal. There is quite a few players from Atletico I would take.
  6. £100M plus Rooney completely insanse!!!!!! I doubt we are that stupid to match the bid. Those rumours must be false.
  7. There's nothing to say the bid has been accepted? How does he already have a decision to make? Rooney going to Everton might have sweetened the deal for them while ours is just £75M. They might use the Rooney excuse to make us up the bid.
  8. Everton are getting what they want. They will raise the price for Lukaku. This is why I was dreading us bidding for him once United bid. We just fell for the bait. Bidding war is what they want.
  9. It would be funny when Everton actually reject our bid( Which is what I am expecting). I just think we are playing into Evertons arms.
  10. Mbappe costs £120M(Apparently). Plus I think he will end up in RM. Morata, Belloti, Sanchez and Llorente. If we can get 3 of those 4 it would be amazing. I think Morata, Sanchez and Llorente are very realistic targets. I get the feeling Belotti would rather stay in Serie A for one more season or so.
  11. If £75M was the asking price then I doubt we really wanted him. We would have bid that for sure if we really rated him. Perhaps that is why Lukaku is going United because we never actually bid for him? I do not remember a bid being rejected or anything.
  12. The deal has Rooney included too I'm guessing. Which is why they have lowered the price. If he was not included it would have been £100M. Anyway that is done now. Glad its over so we can focus on other targets. Lukaku is not worth £100M and that is that. Its not the end of the world.
  13. I just want to see us going for other targets upfront. There is nothing more to negotiate with Everton, we wont pay the fee so focus on other targets. The interest should have ended once Everton named their price.
  14. Didn't United send a message last season with Pogba? £90M message that said they are ready to sit in 6th position for the majority of the season. Messages do not mean much when clubs already know that we are a force. You either build a team the right way or chuck funds around hoping it gets you somewhere. United's recruitment these last few years have been the worst out of the top 6 and it's ironic because they have the most money. Apart from Pogba the 3 other signings they made last window were worth the money they paid. The first decent window they had in a while. If they had actually used the Pogba money to strengthen other areas they may well have had a better season but they had to "send a message".
  15. Well if £40M can get you Andre Silva and £50M can get you Lacazette then I don't understand how £100M gets you Lukaku. Something is clearly wrong there. Anyway another striker we should look at is Icardi. Apparently he also has an insane release clause but I think Inter would accept lower than the release clause.
  16. Yeah Lukaku agent wants united so that he can get another £40M in his pocket. If Lukaku does arrive it will be late in the market , maybe when Everton lower their price. Until then nothing will happen with him. Lots of papers will write crap but no one is going to bid £100M. It would be funny if he ends up stuck in Everton because they have spent £90M so far.
  17. Wow imagine seeing Matic as an alternative to Veratti. What a mistake that would be.
  18. I am still a bit surpised we did not chase Aubameyang or Lacazette. Considering the prices being quoted they are pretty good deals.
  19. Its not about how much sales we make or income we get. The board will give Conte a fixed budget that he has for this market. I am guessing it is around £220M mark. Regardless of sales or income that is how much the board are likely to spend this window . They wont go much further than that. If we blow half that budget on 1 player it is simply illogical. That is why we can not pay £100M for a player in this window when we have so many other positions to fill. While I agree Lukaku stats are impressive but we must remember he is playing in a team where he is the only player capable of getting more than 5 goals a season. Literally the next top scorer for Everton had 5 goals. When he comes here he may find it hard to adjust to playing in a style where its not all about him.
  20. I seriously doubt 2004 Drogba would have cost £80M in this market. What your forgetting is that dealing with PL players and players outside the PL are completely different. PL clubs over price their players. Its been happening for quite some time now. Good examples are the transfer fees of Sterling and Stones. Both cost around £50M and in each of those markets you could have bought Dybala for £30M and Bailly for £30M. Quite obviously the £30M players are far better than those two who are "PL proven" players but yet teams still feel the need to pay such high prices for PL talent. The same thing with VVD whos value seems twice as much as Manolas or Ruideger . Simply because he is "PL proven". The PL market is absolute garbage and has been for quite some time. How we managed to get Kante that cheap is a mystery. There is other talent out there for better value than £100M for Lukaku. Everton probably rate Barkley at £60-70M. Bakayoko might be costing half of that. Just as how Lacazette might be costing half of Lukaku's asking price. Think about how crazy that sounds.
  21. People saying the fee is not important, we do not have unlimited funds. We are still after two strikers in this market as well as another AM and possibly CM. Our LWB and CB might be costing £70M-£100M depending on who we buy. I do not see us spending more than £220M or so in this market. That means 2 ST's , AM and CM (possibly) costing around £150-£120M. But yet Lukaku alone who is 1 ST is going to cost £100M without including agent fees. Every position has to have a certain budget limit. If we are willing to spend £100M on Lukaku then I do not know how we are going to pay for other positions that we need to strengthen. I just remembered I forgot to include Bakayoko fee in that budget too.
  22. We should just switch targets if Everton will not lower the price. Anyone willing to pay nearly half of our budget for Lukaku is insane. Max we should be willing is 60-65. Dont forget agent fees, this is the same agent who pocketed £30M+ or so for the Pogba deal. There are other targets out there. Lukaku is not the best striker in the world. He wont even make top 5. I just hope the board give up and focus on other targets for now. We should never do business with Everton again.
  23. Hmm I am not sure about Alex Telles. Not sure he is an upgrade to Alonso. More of a squad player. With the Sandro deal I do not know if we ever agreed a fee. I just can't see us paying £60M+ for a wingback. Wouldn't mind going for Ghoulam or Mendy depending on the price.
  24. To be fair Bournemouth loan period he only really played for 3 months or so. He was not a regular at the start. What I was trying to say is there is no NEED to sell Ake right now. We do not need the money plus Ake has actually played for us last season and never looked out of place when he did. Bournemouth would have been happy taking him on loan for a season or two.
  25. I just don't understand the need to sell Ake. I understand he needs first team football but why sell him? Are we desperate for funds? A simple 1-2 year loan would show us the level he is at then we can make a better judgement. Like what we did to Christensen why not do that to more youths? It gives you a better reflection of their talent. Something just tells me Conte would not want Ake sold. He may not have been in his plans this year but I dont see why Conte would want to sell him. It's bizarre. Conte spoke highly of him a few times. We should judge our youth talent based on the PL level experience they get whether it is in Serie A , La Liga or PL etc. Give them 45-60 games in a 2 year period in a team at the PL level after they have played in lower divisions then judge them from there. We are not desperate for funds so what is the rush to offload them?