Alex Sandro | On the market in January

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  1. Dec 5, 2017
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    bucky Full Member

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    Yep, we can go the prospect route at right-back with Valencia and Young around, also with Fosu-Mensah a potential candidate there.
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    redpatron New Member

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    Good call. I like us to continue bitching about our problem at left back next year because he can't settle in. Than, watch Ashley Young rescue us again from another transfer mistake.
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    This was so easy. :D
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    MJJ Full Member City Lover

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    You are weird.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Do you want your jaws snapped?
    Why?
    The best part is people were saying things like that and not joking regarding Matić and so on.
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    Charles Miller Full Member Verified Moaner

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    We should have signed Guilherme Arana.
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    It looks like Mourinho wants a more established and experienced LB to come in and perform right away. If we were going for young LB's, along with Arana, we could have moved for Tierney, Aaron Martin, Sessegnon and Gaya among others.
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    Nice assist
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    Thanks for the detailed response, with everybody saying x over y I think it's important to clarify why.

    After looking at him again, I think his biggest strength is athleticism, he looks capable running the whole left flank for 90min.
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    White text? No? 27 is not good enough anymore? Bloody hell.
    Edit: i knew it. It was strange post from you so i suspected but.. yes, i am idiot
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    He's taking the piss after some posters said Matic was too old in the summer.
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    The sad part that i knew that he is not serious and still wrote that. I will leave now.....
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    Can't tell if joke or this is a widespread mentality on here anymore...
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    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    Big Bald Dunc links us.

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    Could be on. Still haven’t signed Mourinho’s token Brazilian for our squad yet...
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    FC Ronaldo Posts stuff that's been said before in tweet form

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    Now it gets more interesting.
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    The albino Cadbury cream has spoken. It's on.
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    Would be very happy with this signing but Castles recent track record is poor.
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    Wonder what it would take for Juve to sell him in Jan.
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    So it sounds like Sandro wants to leave and Juve will only sell for a ridiculously high fee. Plus, there's the fact that Chelsea will almost definitely also make a move if he is available, so this will be a difficult transfer to get through.
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    A 'crazy offer' if Castles is to be believed.
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    It would be a dream. He's the second best LB in world after Marcelo. We can't get anyone better than him.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    If he leaves, he'll go to Chelsea.
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    January is a bit premature, in my opinion. Quite a few reasons for this...

    1. Mourinho talked yesterday about giving Shaw chances this season, so if he goes and signs a new top left back in 3 weeks then that goes out the window.
    2. Ashley Young is currently playing very well and deserves to keep playing so long as he keeps delivering.
    3. We have quite a few LBs as is and need a clear out, more quality over quantity. Best time for this is the summer.

    I had Shaw as certain to go (still think he'll go to be honest) but if Mou wants to give him chances, then we should re-assess the situation after those chances are given. My belief on that is that Shaw has a slim chance of reaching the level Sandro is at, while the latter is a finished product and a certainty. I would sell Darmian and one of Blind/Shaw depending on how Shaw does. Then bring a quality LB like Sandro.
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    50M pounds and he's gone. 40-45M could do, perhaps. It's not even that crazy, considering he's top3 in the world in his position. Would be a fantastic signing.
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    Ramshock The spacegoats did it

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    thats the spirit.
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    We thought Lukaku was destined to go to Chelsea too. Anything can happen in transfers.

    If we came with the proper offer we'll get him.
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    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    What did they want in the summer, 60M?
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Scrap that, I thought they were at Chelsea together but Conte left before he joined. Castles hasn't been great for us in terms of transfer stories though so I'd take it with a pinch of salt.
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    I agree with taking Castles with a pinch of salt, as I don't trust him much either. I was just pointing that nowadays we can't say for sure there's a destined transfer to happen and we had seen examples.
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    They wanted around £60m but think we might be able to do a deal for around £50m.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    I know but with Lukaku there was the Mourinho/Pogba connection
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    Sandro and Mourinho have the Portuguese connection.
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    He would be worth the money, even at £70m. You know what you get from him, a world class left-back.
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    Isn't there a Sandro / Pogba connection as well?
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    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    Simple diversion tactic being used by Mou mouthpiece to pressure spurs into selling and raising price for chelsea. Duncan does it for Mourinho and Mendes clients all the time.
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    Make sense even though I still doubt Rose link. Let's us remember that Alex Sandro doesn't have European passport. It would be troublesome to obtain work permit to sign him in January with all the negotiation.
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    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    Not sure about the rules but he spent 5 years in portugal and 3-4 in Italy, pretty sure he must have applied for a dual citizenship?
    Also he makes the Brazil squads regularly doesnt he? He should have the permit no problems unless my assumptions of the rules is shit.
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    I haven't seen him but Sevilla (assuming they're still smart even with a new head in charge) paying a decent fee (for them) for him and him being in the Brazilian league team of the year and the highest rated young player in the league on whoscored (#2 being Arthur, who seems likely to go to Barca for a big fee) just seems like everything you would want to hear about from the next Brazilian LB, and considering there are always 3-4 at any given time good enough to play for the best 10 teams in the world (Alex Sandro, Marcelo, Filipe Luis and Telles and a couple others seem next), seems like a good chance of hitting.

    I still don't know why we didn't sign Mendy. He's not too tiny for Mourinho (like Gaya, say) and he's a fine athlete and an even better crosser from deep which seems like what we need with our leftwinger being direct (since Martial and Rashford are closer to 9s than 10s) and not so much about intricate linking up to play the LB in on the overlap (which you get more from 10s playing wide like when Pienaar would play Baines in routinely). Effective in both 4 and 3 at the back setups. And he was proven at a high level and young, which is important at a position so based around energy and speed for like 90% of great modern fullback. I don't think there's anyone like that available this summer, unless I'm forgetting someone.
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