Matthijs de Ligt / “no” to Barca

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  1. Jun 12, 2019

    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    Except that the Premier League is called the Premier League. Even if it wasn't, I would be allowed to make fun of a league that ends in "Uber Eats".
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    OleGunnar20 New Member

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    I don't agree that coming to us would show a lack of ambition.

    A lack of common sense maybe.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    PSG is horrified by the Frenkie scenario and are getting stuck into De Ligt.:eek: PSG is in pole position to sign him. The Girlfriend and mother in law have started house hunting.

    @Ajaxsuarez correct me if I'm wrong mate.
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    Gate99 Full Member

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    That's a tier 1 source.
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    De Selby Scottish

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    Raiola can de ligt my balls.
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Heh I just read that with the intonation of Eminem in 8 Mile: "that's a private school" --- that's a tier one source
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    Well, clearly, that’s the last thing he should be doing!
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    gr3yham3 Full Member

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    My take so far on the De ligt saga: Someone wrote that the De Ligt to PSG news could be a smokescreen of sorts - make it seem that he is going for the money then turn around to choose us, saying that he rejected the higher offer for a more prestigious club and is joining us not just for the money. By doing so, he "saves face" by not choosing Barca, and yet he gets the higher wages as compared to what he would have gotten at Barca as well, maybe around 220k instead of the 350k at PSG. We also "win" since we manage to convice him of our project, and both us and De Ligt come out looking like winners from the situation
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    ATXRedDevil Full Member

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    We’re Getting technical here, but if they pay his taxes he’s not on 300k a week before tax. Them paying his taxes = income = you get taxed on it. There’s simply no way around that. If he gets 300k a week post tax, no matter who “pays” the tax, he’s on whatever amount after tax = 300k a week.
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    Joeace2020 New Member

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    Why do you do this to yourself?
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    I like the logic of this spin. Unfortunately, I think the person who came up with it probably still believes in Santa.
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    nainaisson New Member

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    This is a 19-year-old kid we're talking about, not Niccolo Machiavelli.
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    manunited1919 Full Member

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    PSG it is then.
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    Nights Full Member

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    Raiola would make Machiavelli look like an amateur. Let’s not forget who’s actually pulling the strings atm.
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    Kapardin New Member

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    And I'm pretty sure we have already signed him, but are secretly loaning him to PSG till January to keep up the grand drama. Smart.
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    jackal&hyde New Member

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    But it was true though? The deal wasn't done and he did not deny our interest or ongoing negotiations. Now he says that there are no negotiations between De Ligt and PSG, maybe it's also true. We will see.
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    I think it's just pro PSG news to seem relevant by 'being in the run' for a player.
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    manunited1919 Full Member

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    As much as I would love him to come, United doesn’t even make much sense for De Light. He wants playing time, which he would get with us, but as soon as he makes a couple of mistakes there will be huge pressure on him. It would not be the best circumstances for his development: just look at how Martial has struggled. PSG can offer him playing time without any of that pressure.
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    Pscholes18 Full Member

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    Once again United miss out.....ffs....can't blame the kid though.
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    Le Red Full Member

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    I humbly ask the mods if this tier nonsense can be banned from the caf.
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    Le Red Full Member

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    Ambition doesn't mean signing for whoever is winning.
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    Bearded One Full Member

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    Do you mean to say delete or delight.

    Here's hoping that its the latter rather than the former because you'll regret the event of Raiola deleting your balls.
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    spaceboyRSA New Member

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    He can de ligt his own balls..

    Zoolander reference
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    gr3yham3 Full Member

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    That's possible too. Whatever it is, it benefits both De ligt and us if he signs for us.
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    NYAS Full Member

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    @JPRouve

    Really JP? You out of all people? When recalling an example to justify the Uber Eats title, you bring up Orange and Conforama but not the Dominos Ligue 2?

    So disappointed in you. ;)
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    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    I think we were well in for him and then PSG thought if he wants the money, here’s fecking loads of it.
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    Enigma_87 You know who

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    Which is? No CL football?
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    gr3yham3 Full Member

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    Despite our failures these past seasons, we are still a big club with history and finances to match. De ligt is the sort of prestige player who can help us attract more young talent and he will have to chance to lead a young man utd team to reach the top again.
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    Stookie Nurse bell end

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    Well, if he signs for PSG it’s just another talent that will be wasted in a league for butchers and bakers. Like Neymar, he’ll realise his mistake when it gets boring beating every other competitor 5-0 every week.
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    gr3yham3 Full Member

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    And still not making it past the UCL quarters or winning domestic doubles.
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    red thru&thru Full Member

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    Yea, this is what I get out of it. Raiola never denied our interest, just denied any deal done. With PSG, he seems to deny any contact with PSG.
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    Ballist1x New Member

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    That's the difference between winning or losing two league games in a season I guess:(

    That shocking run in really hampered us and our ability to move in the market I guess for players like de Ligt.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    He may as well stay at Ajax than go to PSG.It’s not going to advance his career
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    spaceboyRSA New Member

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    Definitely. PSV are indeed a step down from Ajax.
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    Axkiko New Member

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    350k a week for a 19 years old defender. Absolute madness. I can see he will never go to Barca as PSG won't let him go easily.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Seems not many players have thus far made it out of PSG. Will be an interesting one if he goes there
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    To be fair he is telling the truth there. The deal wasn’t done and it was a fight between which press would break it first. He didn't deny negotiations were on going.

    Having said that no smoke without fire. These PSG links are everywhere

    Possibly he is just covering himself regarding his ban/suspended ban etc
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    So despite PSG’s chairman saying they’re going to dial back their investment and FFP scrutinising everything they do, people actually think he’s going there for big money?
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    Enigma_87 You know who

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    We appointed a rookie and can't offer CL football. Most likely we won't be able to offer it next year as well. Our football structure is in shambles and we seem to go backwards than forwards. De ligt is 19 if everything goes right for him and doesn't have injuries he has 10-12 years at top level. Spending 4-5 years at PSG will hardly be less appealing project than us at the moment, sadly.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    This is the most pessimistic view of our club. Things are no where near as bad as you’re making out and thank god you’re not our chief negotiator!