Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by wr8_utd, May 14, 2012.
Actions speak louder than words, we'll see how much money is spent.
And twitter speculation thread etc.
Seriously though I've always thought wages is a bigger issue for us than transfer fees, which is why we need to offload some of the deadwood in our squad. Berbatov, Owen, Anderson, Park and possibly Giggs/Scholes/Fletcher retiring or a Rio paycut will free up a good £300-£400k p/w in the wage budget I would've thought, which will give us some room for signings.
That is pretty much a generic Gill quote. We always have some funds available, and I'd be shocked if we hadn't already identified targets.
Nesta, Gattuso and Inzaghi it is then
value for money
just a shame our rivals warchests are a bit bigger
I was hoping we'd be able to announce a signing already
“@ManUtdStuff: David Gill (#MUFC CEO) on availability of funds: "Oh yeah without a doubt, in the next few months there could be interesting developments."”
Good old Dave.
David Gill has dropped a bombshell by saying that Manchester United have identified their transfer targets but have no funds available. The days of breaking transfer records seem to over as Gill explained the lack of money would necessitate a shift towards less in demand players.
He is hardly going to say that is he ?
Said "Funds" amount to 14.50 and a bottle of Irn Bru.
We spent 50 million in the summer and ended 20 million less better off...
Tickets to sell
Weirdly enough I think we fecked up by not trying to get Pirlo on a free last year, don't knock the free transfer market .
Ring fecking ding-a-ling.
I hope we weren't counting on reaching the CL Final three out of every four years.
No but it's a poor return on the investment.
But we can hardly say that we were shit in Europe and therefore shouldnt invest. I'm sure a few players will be heading out which will free up the wage bill and bring a bit into the transfer funds. Also it's possible Giggs and Scholes could retire (hopefully not) which would reduce the wage bill further. I think we need reinforcements to ensure we last longer in the CL next year
F.a.p, f.a.p, f.a.p
David Gill: "We're one of the top three clubs in terms of turnover in world football which generates a lot of cash to invest in players."
Same story every summer..
Gill: they money is there should SAF want it
Fergie: i'm happy with the squad
I'm sure Gill & SAF do this double act to just to calm down the fans..
What's the odds on us not strengthening the midfield?
Invest in the feckers then!
I am hanging on to the 'interesting' part of the quote. I am hoping that we are going to shock the footballing world with some extreme muppetry.
Messi it is then
Does David Gill ever stop speaking in cliches.
SAF just said we invest in players who can be at the club for a long time, seems more focused on bringing players through rather than spending big bucks, tuck the cocks in boys! He says we've set our stall out and our squad will evolve.
SAF on the awards program a minute ago;
'We want to add to the squad'
'So have you highlighted any particular players?'
'Yes. We've set our stall out for certain players.'
Damn you Zarlak! I did edit.
scholes staying for another year - yeah!
We did half the job last summer.. the other half should be this season.
1 fullback and 2 midfielders...
Its fecking ON
At the end of the day when he goes to sleep at the back (of his house).
To me that sounds like he's identified players to buy.
He specifically mentioned Rio being 34 and this probably being Scholes last season.
So that's a CB and a CM.
We are on the same page my friend.
SAF: "We are looking to add to the squad, that's in the process at the moment. We have our targets in mind."
Ferguson also talking transfers: "We know City are going to spend fortunes, stupid money, silly salaries . . we can't do that."
Reo coker, Bramble and Albrighton then
Except that we did sign three players for a total of £55m last year. Obviously people with an agenda against the Glazers want to ignore that fact but it is what it is.
Giggs and Scholes sign on for another year. That's our midfield signings done
Scholes staying for another season.Midfield sorted then.
It does bring a slight bit of doubt when you look at the strength of our options in midfield, and how we had to rely on him coming back to keep up the pace with City. I love the guy, and i'm sure everybody else does too but signing him on for another year, i'm not too sure whether it's the way forward or not.
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