Matthijs de Ligt | No Significant News

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Suedesi, Jan 24, 2019.

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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Well we can meet his buyout and offer him double his wages I think.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    I'm not saying don't upgrade, but honestly there's probably only 2-3 out there that could be better, and would be available.

    De Ligt/Koulibaly? I'm not sure who else. Smalling is better than you give him credit for. Since he came back fully fit he's been excellent.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Woop there it is.

    That baseless fecking phrase is haunting this forum.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Maybe we got the hint he has his eyes firmly on Barcelona. That is circulating around. Can't believe it's only March and there's already crying over a transfer. :lol:
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Probably because clubs are getting their transfer targets sorted now.

    If not the prime targets then the secondary targets are being identified.

    Re Deligt; I think he already knows where he wants to go, and it's not England
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    Ban Full Member

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    Thats what I'm saying, he wants to go there apparently so even if we were in for him he probably wouldn't want to come. I just find those posts about not being or being in for someone funny. As if it's common knowledge who are we in for.
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    tonnas New Member

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    Who knows if we didnt inquire or not? Maybe he didnt want to come here, simple as that!
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    The 'can't believe we're not in for him,' brigade are hilarious.

    As if everyone at the club just watches soap operas and reality programmes as part of their job description and not world football.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Yeah, why doesn't the club put all the names we're in for on the board so everyone can be calm or get furious if their name is not there. Clowns.
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    deadrevelz New Member

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    Yeah this looks dead before it started. Koulibaly always seemed more likely, though there are rumours Zidane wants him and that Napoli would want in excess of £95MIL for a player who turns 28 in the summer. Doubt we will buy him either.
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    He's had spells of brilliance and ridicilousness in his time here. I don't see anything to suggest this isn't just another good spell, and theres an error around the corner
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Van Der Sar mentioned Fergie was a big fan, pretty sure we likely enquired
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    At least he’s not going to partner VanDick as the scousers we’re hoping for

    Jaap, Edwin and Ruud need to get in his ear
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    Judas Open to offers

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    Drives me mad every window.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    We couldn't have signed Umtiti, the reason he went for that fee is because of an agreement with Aulas regarding Barcelona. Since he is a fan of Barcelona, Lyon were willing to let him go for a reasonable fee.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Barcelona are signing some mega young talent if he ends up there.
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    BlueHaze Full Member

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    Been saying for a while this guy is Barca bound. There are still other options out there. I think Milenkovic is a hidden gem in the making but who am I, I've been wrong many times in the past. Then theres those super expensive ones like Koulibaly and Škriniar but yeah De Ligt would be the best signing we could have possibly made for that position but like I've said in the past, once a player has his heart set on Barca there is very little you can do to prevent them from ending up there.
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    yo@Kirk Full Member

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    I believe Sampdoria's Joachim Andersen is a 22 year old emerging star in his first season as a regular starter in a top 5 league. He has good range and accuracy in his passing and appears comfortable at left CB, qualities Manchester United's CB position and Ole's counter attacking scheme are in need of. He's also a physical beast at 192cm and 90kg. Transfermarkt has a $22m price tag on him.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    It's a maddening combination of entitlement, pessimism and pure ignorance.

    If I remember right it was being rolled out by the same posters when City were supposedly buying Sanchez. And yet on they go, spouting their uniformed bluster if we're not linked with every single half-promising player on the planet.
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    Red4Life_#7 Full Member

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    This transfer is not dead, we have an insider in Edwin van de Sar working at Ajax, of course we have dialogue and will have the opportunity to match any offer received.
    Whoever signs De Ligt this summer wanted him more.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    Eh? Or he simply wanted to join whoever more. He's not a piece of meat, he's got the biggest say.
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    Aloysius's Back 3 Full Member

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    Isn't this news by Barcelona newspaper - how is that very accurate?
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    Revan Assumptionman

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    Still think that we have a chance. Unlike Barca, we can offer him a starting place (maybe even leader in defence) immediately, while there he will probably have to wait a year or two to become a starter. If we make him a great offer (not only in financial terms), we can hopefully tempt him.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    If Barcelona want him bad enough, then that's where he will end up like De Jong. We could throw as much money as we want at him and it won't change anything..
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    we don't have a chance to make this transfer. even if England was possibility he would go to Liverpool to play next to VVD. there's other centre backs out there we should stop wasting time on this kid.
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    cathari Full Member

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    If so, they'll have Piqué, Lenglet, Umtiti, De Ligt, Vermaelen, Todibo and Murillo. Although Umtiti just came back from a long injury, and Pique turning 32 last month, I'd say buying De Ligt would be a little too extravagant? They just got in Todibo too, so I think there's still some hope left.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    The story is, that Barca told De Ligt that he would have to fight for a place in the team due to the competition and De Ligt is ready for the challenge.
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    cathari Full Member

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    Aw, bummer.
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    Dolf Full Member

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    True but if you ask me it’s all value for money. And even if some of them don’t produce you can still sell them for a decent amount of money. We could learn a thing or two from barcelona’s transfer policy
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    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    If we had the right people and structure for a longer time, I could see us getting such players
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    Sp00ks11 Full Member

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    We don't need him we have just tied Jones down long term. :D
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    Coxy Full Member

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    This one could end up being the best so it's a shame if we don't get him. But sadly I see him going to Barca.
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    red woppit Full Member

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    I think we would put a bid in for him, but he may want to go to Barca. Think he could be immense, and is the sort of player that may well fit the DNA of what Ole and the coaching staff want for this club. I also think that Tuanzebe could be very very good player for us over the next few years (I know, wrong forum).
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Barca always stockpile players they don't really need, they'll accuse everyone of having Barca DNA to lure them in and when it turns out they don't fit their system at all they move them on. Pique did mention he was going to retire earlier than usual something to do with focusing on his business career.
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    mav_9me Full Member

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    I don't have much hope. We do have a shot because we can offer.money/starting spot and maybe have VDS put in a word. However I don't see it.

    When was the last time we were in for a highly sought out young talent ready to play, and fought off competition from Real/Barca etc and managed to get them? Never?

    Our only chance in such situations is with english/British talent such as Rio/Rooney and thats why we need to be after Sancho.
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    Kush Full Member

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    Barcelona are incredibly well run, so its not a surprise. They'll sell Lenglet to a PL club for £40m and that's more than half of De Ligts' fee financed.

    I envy those cnuts.
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    cathari Full Member

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    Solved it! Let De Ligt do whatever he wants.

    Our new DoF here!
    ..and our new centre-half there!

    :D
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    Judas Open to offers

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    It's not even all about being well run, Barca is simply a more attractive destination than us currently, there's no shame in admitting it.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    Indeed. We've had 6 years out in the wilderness - we're obviously not going to be first in the waiting list for all the best talent in Europe.
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    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    They bought him for 35m so how is that well run? We can also sell Lindelof for 40m if we want.