Marca: Bilbao keeper Kepa close to Madrid

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  1. Nov 9, 2017
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Make it happen please.

    Oh and tie up DDG long term already.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    As a Bilbao fan I am not happy about that either.
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    whatwha Where's my diarrhea damnit

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    Why would they need to pay 20m compensation if his contract is running out?
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    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    Yeah, that sounds like nonsense unless they are getting him in January.
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    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    Saw he made some comments (regarding Kepa) suggesting he should stay in Spain. He said "All the players like me that leave Spain, we are not followed as much as those that are playing at home and people forget a little bit about us," he said. "That is why we try to be there and do things to be talked about."

    Hopefully it's nothing to read into. He did say "The English culture cares for and loves its players a lot."

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    prath92 Full Member

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    I guess the Kepa deal makes sense from Madrid pov. DDG is already 27 now. Will be 28 mid 18/19 season. If we assume casillas’ age as the limit for a keeper at this level, they will get another 7 from DDG when they could get 3 out of Navas himself. Kepa will give them 10 years. Would be cheaper and is also Spanish.
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    Nikelesh Reddy Full Member

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    Looks like Real are on the verge of signing Kepa....that's great news for us,De Gea will stick around for some time yet,although I can see him going back to Spain eventually.If it's not Real,then it will be Barca....actually I"m quite surprised that Barca haven't shown any interest in him so far...
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    How good/highly rated is Kepa? Is he.... a keeper for them?

    Edit: And Barcelona can piss off, Real is the only threat when it comes to de Gea.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Scouse Lover

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    C'mon man, you're an experienced poster. Don't bump up threads with unrelated news please.
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    I take it they're signing him in Jan as opposed to waiting until the summer?
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Aldready 27? You say that like it's a bad thing. The best keeper in the world at the age of 27 is a dream scenario as far as keepers go.
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    Why would we do that when there are plenty of other keepers who lasted a lot longer than Casillas?
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    Whos Bibao?
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    Bilbo's long lost brother.
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    Class of 63 Full Member Santa's Favourite Twats

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    Signing Kepa Arrizabalaga in January changes nothing, they may still try to sign De Gea in the Summer, and keep Kepa(only 23)as back-up, or send him out on loan for a few years.
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    dbs235 Full Member

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    Tbf they've needed a new Kepa for a while.... :wenger:
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    Could still do that and keep Navas without splurging a massive amount of money and time trying to sign DDG.
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    Cristiano Lell Global FA Rules Expert

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    With regards to Real transfers, Marca is rarely ever wrong tbh.

    Neymar - Aguero - Mbappé
    Hazard - Pogba
    Verratti
    Alaba - Ramos - Thiago Silva - Carvajal
    Kepa

    My god what a team.
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    Class of 63 Full Member Santa's Favourite Twats

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    True, but they've spent far too long trying to unsettle De Gea to just give up now, and like the Mounties they always get their man

    The De Gea link won't go away unless they sign somebody like Courtois, or Lloris sadly, be happily proved wrong though.
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    They are often wrong i think. They always try to pressure Real Madrid, for example the Mbappe story last summer.
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    coolredwine lameredboots

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    On the flipside, DDG can give up to 10-13 years more.
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    :lol:
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    Does that mean they aren’t getting him or they aren’t getting him in jan ?
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    Casillas is a decent comparison for other shot-stopping (relative) shortarses like Navas, Valdés or Barthez. Keepers that rely entirely on their agility and reflexes fall off a cliff in their 30s. Then there's those which dominate the area, rely on their big frame and positioning like Buffon, Kahn or Cech which last a decade longer.

    De Gea today probably relies a lot on agility and reflexes, but you can see him evolving into the latter group. Most accurate comparison IMO would be someone like VDS.
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    I think De Gea is settled at United and happy where he is, whilst we challenge for titles he'll stay imo. The reports of his girlfriend not being too happy being away from him and Manchester being cold etc have simmered down and she even turned up to the Unicef gig with him the other night.

    The rumours will always be there, especially next summer when he has one year left on his deal, that's why I think we're looking to renew now. If he renews, he won't go anywhere unless for around £100m, we don't need the money and he's happy here.
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    Marca now say a deal for Kepa is "imminent".
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    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    So Marca have gone 360 twice now.