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Discussion in 'Soccer Forum' started by mark77, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. MaSsiVe

    MaSsiVe Manager Staff Member Moderator

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    poet11 Oh and tits.

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    The latest news I have for you guys is Morata is wanted by Man United who have bid 52m for his services. Real Madrid however want 75.

    Guy can't get a starting spot or score 20 goals in a season but there you go.

    The information is of course legit.
     
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    Nimreitz Make America Great Again

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    If that's true, which is dubious, Madrid are going to be paying for a lot of bench players because no one is going to meet their valuation of anyone.
     
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    poet11 Oh and tits.

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    Looks like it to me as well. They have some hope of fleecing PL teams since there is a shortage of elite talent but not to that extent.

    In other news Arsenal are after Jordan Pickford as Szczesny is on the verge of signing for Juventus.
     
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    What kind of priviliged info is that, I read a report 4 hours ago in the portuguese press about Real rejecting ManU's offer...tell us something we don't know :browsmiley:
     
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    It is privileged information but we cannot promise it will not leak out or some other sources won't have access to them. I had this info right from the player representatives but I also need permission to pass it on.

    Man Utd's second choice is Andrea Belotti and they are willing to pay his release clause at 87m Pounds.
     
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    "Guy can't get a starting spot" that's stupid because he plays for Real Madrid where players like James or isco are on the bench.

    He played less games than Benzema but still scored more goals. I think he is better than Benzema and I would be thrilled if we signed him. 70 millions however is way too much for a player who has had 1 good season.
     
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    Also AC Milan is bidding for Belotti for 39 million pounds. In this crazy market that seems way too little for Torino to accept.

    I am always skeptical about Serie A players. Belotti looks like a great talent but look at Ciro Immobile - always great in Serie A but did really poorly for Borussia Dortmund and the few times I have seen him play for Italy.
     
  9. Sir Didier Drogba

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    Torino won't take that. Some EPL club will be desperate enough to bid 50m+ by the end of the transfer window.
     
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    "guy can't score 20 goals a season" but these stats are more relevant:

    He has a better goal per minute ratio than Ronaldo.
     
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    He's a useful player to have, in my view, because I remember at Juve he had a habit of scoring big goals in big games. However, there he was part of a line-up/rotation of excellent strikers, as he is now at Real, so there is no evidence to suggest he can lead the line on his own - which is what I would expect from a 60m player. I would love to have him as part of a 'striking array' including Costa and Batsyahi, but if him arriving predicated Costa leaving and he was taking over principal duties, I would be nervous and also concerned that we could have got better for the same money.
     
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    Also, Real asking that kind of money for a striker they never use and don't want is an insult.
     
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    He plays as an impact player from the bench for since he broke through and even most of his Juventus career. Didn't improve in that regard at all. If he was better than Benzema he'd start more games than him. He is a good player and unique but yes those are crazy prices.
     
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    How is that stat more relevant than scoring goals?
     
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    Big Alexis to Bayern rumors today.
     
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    yes we heard it.
     
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    Bayern is now after Yannick Carrasco instead of Alexis because of the latter's wage demands.
     
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    Because he had It done with City
     
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    It's definitely the wages. Shattering the wage structure is how we lost Kroos, I don't think they'll do it again unless it's someone really special like Lewandowski was.
     
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    There's something more than wage issue behind Kroos leaving for Real Madrid
     
      

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