Leon Goretzka | Sky Sports News say we're interested.

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Devil may care, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Dec 7, 2017

    Xcited Full Member

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    @Nostradamus predicted this test.
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    sammsky1 Pochettino's #1 fan

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    Is he an upgrade on Fellaini or Herrera? What’s his potential role in our squad?
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    What test?

    ;)
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    Xcited Full Member

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    I'm on to you...

    Just to bring the conversation back on topic. As fun as mocking the deluded Nostradamus is....

    I've only seen him play on occasion, but he does look like a good player. Strong, creative, good positional awareness. Room to grow, in a position we lack, available on the cheap.

    Does seem perfect, let's hope we can beat the other teams to clinch his signature.
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    T A New Member

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    Another Van Gol? Or the end of this thread?
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    fcbforever Full Member

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    Why would it end this thread? That's hardly ending his career, not even this season.
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    fcbforever Full Member

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    Eh what? How wouldn't he be?
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    Cristiano Lell Global FA Rules Expert

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    Fellaini has been Utd's most consistent performer post-Ferguson (bar De Gea). He deserves some respect.
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    fcbforever Full Member

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    Not saying much. Also, eh, no. He wasn't.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    I think so, I really dislike the scarf he's wearing too. Lock the damn thread.
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    Varun Moderator

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    Is that a blanket he has on his neck?
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    That's a scarf, you uncultured swine.
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    Varun Moderator

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    Pfft, its a blanket. Just look at the size of the damn thing.
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    T A New Member

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    Give him a chance. Big Fella can give him plenty of useful fashion advice :D

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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    I think he’s definitely got a case against New Balance.
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    An injury really takes him out of contention for a January move. He seems a decent option in terms of improving the squad though.
  17. Dec 12, 2017 at 07:43

    kr0nix Full Member

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    Serious?
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Think Mourinho prefers Savic.
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    MadMike Full Member

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    Mourinho is a pragmatist, he makes a list. He might like Savic, but he signed a 5 year contract this year. He'd be a very difficult signing and we'll have to pay well, well over the odds. Which would make him high risk and the large fee would put a lot of pressure on the player himself (like it did on Pogba).

    Goretzka by contrast is free. Although he might already have his head turned by Bayern, we don't know.
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    hehe love it!
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    He wasn't going to leave Schalke in January anyway.
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    How bad is this injury?
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    MadMike Full Member

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    He'd be an idiot to. Why miss out on the sweet sign on bonus and the opportunity to drive your salary up by negotiating with many suitors in the summer.
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    Cristiano Lell Global FA Rules Expert

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    More importantly, why jeopardize your place in the World Cup squad by leaving your certain starting spot and joining a new club, perhaps in a new league, in midseason.
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    MadMike Full Member

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    Well that too, certainly.
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    I always think that any quality player in the Bundesliga running their contract down, is already acting under instructions from Bayern.
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    Very good. :lol:
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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    CL group stages is always a lure.
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    Not for the cost, it's irrational.

    He moves to a top club and they get knocked out in the first round before he even plays a minute. Then what? In the meantime he's jeopardised his spot in the national team, lost out on a big sign on bonus and potentially a higher salary for the next 5 years. If he has his mind made up to move to a certain team, he could still go there in the summer, under better terms. Not to mention, if he has a good WC with Germany (which is very likely, it's the Germans after all) clubs will go nuts for him. He could be the Toni Kroos of this WC, in terms of interest generated. He could secure a 50-60m sign on bonus for himself.

    He's 22, he'll get plenty of games at CL knock out stages once he gets his move up. Now's the time to focus on his game for the remainder of the season, rather than dream of a handful of CL games. At least that's what I'd be advising him if I was his agent.
  30. Dec 14, 2017 at 11:26

    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    Or - He joins a team still in the CL, he gets into the side and they go all the way. Once in a lifetime moment. And he is really eager to try himself in such a setting either way.

    Not all decisions are made as a strict cost-benefit analysis.

    Also, there is no way he'll secure a 50m+ signing bonus. Free transfers don't generally just pocket the fee their club might have demanded for them.