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Di Marzio: Benfica held meeting with Manchesters club for Joao Felix yesterday

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by deafepl, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Apr 14, 2019 at 21:24

    GledTheRed Full Member

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    Just scored a belter
  2. Apr 14, 2019 at 21:27

    Art Art the artist

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  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 22:12

    Adnan Full Member

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    Also assisted two goals..

  4. Apr 14, 2019 at 22:38

    Pav1878 New Member

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    I suspect you will be alone in that regard.
  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 22:44

    Lash Full Member

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    Seems quality and all, but extremely expensive and seems to be operating through the middle or on the left? I’m not sure he’ll be coming our way. We have other areas to address first.
  6. Apr 14, 2019 at 22:47

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    Do we? Martial isnt really claiming his spot for next season.. We need a major overhaul our LW included. But I get what you are saying, other positions are a must..
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    Lash Full Member

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    Yeah, I’ve been extremely underwhelmed and concerned about Martials recent performances. It’s hard to tell if that groin issue is still there though/contributing. Not to mention I think there is zero chance of shifting Sanchez. I just think the right hand side - RB and RW, CB, CM are higher on the list just now. We’ve also got a clear interest in Fernandes, which would render this transfer quite the luxury.
  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 01:18

    Adnan Full Member

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  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 01:32

    arthurka Full Member

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    I agree, but if a chance comes along to sign top talents we should really look into it..
  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 01:50

    tieunhilang Banned

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    How dare he brags about his dirty chat with girls instead of focusing on football 24/7? Don't want! :mad:
  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 09:36

    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    Cue lots of fake profiles being set up by people.
  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:43

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    Looks like a ridiculous talent. I read somewhere that West Ham nearly had him last summer!

    He'd probably be better going to Wolves though if they can cough up the big money for him, then make a move to a big side in a couple of years. Would a big step up with massive expectation at United, Juve or City.
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:47

    AgentP Full Member

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    Scored another wonderful volley yesterday. His finishing and movement is so natural. It almost looks too easy for him. Oozes class. I hope he stays at Benfica for one more year because I feel we are not ready for him this year. We have more pressing areas to address.
  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:15

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Sounds like it’s going to his head a bit. He’s not exactly Ronaldo ....yet!
  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:18

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Id say movement and finishing is one of our key issues and well as playmaking
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:24

    Sanche7 Full Member

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    Reminds me of this gem David Neres said in an interview about how he found his girlfriend :
    In an interview with Het Parool, Neres said: “German women apparently love Brazilian men.

    “I found her on Instagram and sent a private message: I am David Neres, come to me. That was enough for a date.

    :lol:
  17. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:27

    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    Manchesters club or Manchester clubs?
    Headline is a bit confusing.
  18. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:57

    AgentP Full Member

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    Yeah. But we need someone to get the ball to him when he makes the run. Right now, only Pogba can do that. So I am hoping we sign Sancho, Bruno and an attacking RB this summer. If we can get Felix on top of that, it will be an icing on the cake. But I don't think we have the budget for that.
  19. Apr 15, 2019 at 11:58

    King7Eric Full Member

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    This is an old headline anyway. Di Marzio recently tweeted that Juve are ahead of the 2 Manchester clubs to sign him. He says while there is interest from other clubs as well, the aforementioned 3 clubs are the ones who have made concrete contact regarding him but Juve are ahead of us and City, something about using the prospect of playing with Ronaldo to entice him. It wouldn't surprise me if we end up signing him though, we have a very good relationship with both Benefica and Mendes which could come in handy. Not to mention Mendes isn't gonna let his client go to a club solely because of Ronaldo, if he is the next big thing in Portuguese football, Mendes is gonna be after a club that can offer him the most minutes on the pitch.
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    Lennon7 nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    Such a oddly worded title @deafepl, could you clear it up? Is it Manchester clubs as in both of them?
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    Di Marzio also said that we are ready to pay his 120mln release clause and that we are the boy’s first choice.

    That said a lot can change of course
  22. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:23

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    Any club that wants to buy him is gonna be paying close to the his release clause so that's hardly surprising. I guess when he mentions concrete interest he means that all clubs are willing to pay that amount for him.

    As for Juve being his first choice, well you have to bear in mind that as reliable as Di Marzio is/has been, he's an Italian journalist so its not surprising he's bigging up an Italian club. I don't think Mendes is gonna simply let his client go to Juve because they have Ronaldo or he wants to go there, he's gonna do what he feels is best for his client in the long run.
  23. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:48

    Igor Drefljak Definitely Russian

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    I'm all for signing some big young talents.
    I guess my question is, where does he fit in?

    If we replace him with Lukaku, then fine...
    If he's a number 10, that role is dead in football (Also gives an issue with Pogba playing in a 2 man midfield

    If he comes in to play as a striker, do we shunt Rashford out on the right? We need a RW more than we need a whatever Felix is right now, unless we went big for both
  24. Apr 15, 2019 at 17:31

    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Fair enough, I hope we push the boat out and hopefully move Sanchez on
  25. Apr 15, 2019 at 17:35

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    It seems like Sanchez will feature against Barcelona. I don't think he'll make a difference. Hopefully, his performance will make it easier for the board to make a decision to move him on. I would even ask the board to consider moving him on for 30m.
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    Igor Drefljak Definitely Russian

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    With the wages he's on, we'd probably have to cut our losses and let him leave for free
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    Meeting will take place tomorrow between Fabio Paratici & Jorge Mendes, the Juventus sporting director will try to find an agreement, Felix wants to join Juventus &amp Cristiano Ronaldo. [Sky]
  28. Apr 15, 2019 at 19:33

    beingshe7don Full Member

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    Another wonderkid lost to one of the European giants. How are we still one of the big three clubs in World football when we've been goofing around for the past 6 years and counting?
  29. Apr 16, 2019 at 02:23

    tieunhilang Banned

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    We are doomed. Only the Arabs with their massive investment can save us. Without Champions League next season, who would want to join us? That includes kids too.
  30. Apr 16, 2019 at 02:26

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Just great.
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    Scholsey2004 Full Member

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    If we sign another left winger without doing anything about the glaring lack of quality on the right then this place will go into meltdown. Obviously this kid can play other positions but if we sign him and then pull another sanchez by sticking him on the left....
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    Scholsey2004 Full Member

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    Supposedly Juve are after him and will sell dybala who you'd imagine would fancy real.
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    They need to bump our current stars paychecks and start paying more than any of these clubs. Who cares? Spend baby, spend.
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    Scholsey2004 Full Member

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    It's all a big chain like the circle of life. Juve sign Felix to replace Dybala. Dybala goes to Real to replace Bale. And Bale... oh 'ell!
  35. Apr 16, 2019 at 02:48

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    :lol:
  36. Apr 16, 2019 at 03:21

    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    Felix want to play at the same club of Ronaldo. Bale probably wants to play with the same suckers who gave ridiculous salary to Sanchez and a long term contract to Jones
  37. Apr 16, 2019 at 10:14

    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    Time we buy a supertalented young player again!
  38. Apr 16, 2019 at 17:27

    christinaa Gossip Girl

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    Juventus had talks about Joao Felix today.
  39. Apr 16, 2019 at 17:28

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    Don’t worry they’ll get him as we’ll only watch it because Woodward busying chasing Varane/Bale
  40. Apr 16, 2019 at 17:31

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Interesting to see where Felix fits into that Juventus team and where Dybala goes.