Matthijs de Ligt / signs for Juventus, lowering their average age to 56

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  1. May 12, 2019

    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    Liverpool have more chances to sign him than us. That is depressing. First time in last 20,25 years i see that player will pick them instead of us.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    You have little knowledge at all whether Liverpool have a better chance than us.
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    Don’t moan. We changing our philosophy.. getting players like James who are hungry. De Ligt wouldn’t be. Let him go Liverpool for the money.
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    Lash Full Member

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    According to reports De Ligt is pretty hungry...

    I’ll get my coat.
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    :lol::lol:
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    ::sonny:: Full Member

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    He will become fat in 30 years
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    My dream signing this offseason, alongside a proper #10. We don't need that many additions so I want the ones we get to be spot on.

    Don't think it'll happen though, looks Barça bound although I do think he'd be perfectly suited to the PL.
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    Lash Full Member

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    Do you think that is what you really need, considering Matip has been pretty damn solid and Gomez is one of the best young CBs out there - although he seems to be a tad unlucky with injuries.
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    Granted, it wouldn't be the worst if we don't get a CB in, and if not De Ligt I'm not even sure I want one. But he's too good (and young) to pass up on if the slightest possibility exists that he wants to join us. If we want to challenge with City, we don't need "pretty damn solid" but rather "world class". Sadly, Gomez can't really be depended upon for now.

    We don't need reinforcements for GK, one CB position and both of our fullbacks (except maybe back-ups). Don't need reinforcements at CDM or any of our 3 forward positions (again, maybe some low-key backups could be brought in). That only leaves the C(A)M and other CB position where we could significantly upgrade our first XI.

    If we were to bring in De Ligt, a high profile CAM in the mould of Coutinho/Fékir and a few backups (ST, RB, LB), we would've had a brilliant summer as far as I'm concerned.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Would you take Coutinho back if Barca offered him?
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    Hypothetically speaking - yes if the price is right, although he'd need to be our most advanced CM rather than a left attacker like he used to be for us, not sure he'd cut it in that position.

    Realistically, no. We absolutely rinsed Barça with that deal in hindsight and they're never gonna sell him back to us less than two years after for such a heavy loss. Asking price and what we'd be willing to pay would be too far apart, I wouldn't spend anything over £60m on him and that's less than half what Barça paid us. It's never gonna happen imo.
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    ToToMarshall Full Member

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    He’s the Mbappé of defenders (if that as a comparison makes any sense at all???), there’s a long list of clubs that’ll be interested, and I’m sure we’re on it, but we’ll be way way way down low on the list of clubs he’ll be interested in going to.

    He’ll go to Barca, City, Liverpool or Juve.
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    We have to sell him the same way we should sell to Sancho or any other player in his age group, that we are patient and we'll let them play through their mistakes and do everything to help them reach their potential. We can do this by adding to our player development staff, modernising our training facilities and fitness staff etc.

    We are finishing 6th by living through mistakes by a mid career Phil Jones and a 35 year old Ashley Young, we can afford to let these kids do the same with potential reward at the end.
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    Havak Pokemon master

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    I actually think we wouldn't be as far down this list as people expect, but there are definitely five or six teams I would expect him to choose over us if they meet his agents demands and whatnot. Namely Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man City, Liverpool, and Juventus. I think we'd be at least as attractive as Bayern, PSG, and Tottenham though, despite no CL football. Regardless, we're not signing him but I think that's an accurate estimation.
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    Sp00ks11 Full Member

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    God it sends shivers down my spine imagining a VVD and De Ligt pairing, while we go into yet another season with the chuckle brothers and co at the back.
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    ToToMarshall Full Member

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    Assuming it would be Lovren out, De Ligt in, to supplement Van Dijk, Matip and Gomez, they’d have 4 centre-backs who’d be our best centre-back. Horrible thought.
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    MVBDX New Member

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    And that's the point.
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    Scroto Baggins Full Member

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    I hope he doesnt go to Pool or City, not sure how much game time he would get at Pool, City.

    Im looking Juventus but feeling Barcelona.
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    Riz Full Member

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    De Ligt?
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    In our "media watch" section next to messages that we're linked with Maxi Gomez, Julian Brandt and Domenico Berardi, with the source provided and this huge disclaimer at the end of each article:

    Great bit of journalism :D
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    future2future New Member

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    He probably would be starting next to VVD, and keep in mind Ottamendi is leaving city and Kompany's injured half of the time and is getting older, probably would be a starter at city too
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    Sjaakmeoff Full Member

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    Don't think he'll go to city. Too much rotation.
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    Rauður Djöfull New Member

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    Hope he goes to Juventus if not us, and let's face it us is looking very unlikely.

    Something tells me Liverpool and perhaps City will be after him hard. Would be devastating
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    Huh? He'd start at both clubs. With VVD and Laporte respectively. I suspect City are going for him without kuch hooplah in the media and will get him.
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    poleglass red Full Member

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    I think he's a cert to go to Barca, I really do. I think his people are leaking other teams interest to get more out of Barca.
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    izec Full Member

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    He will be starting at Barca, City or Liverpool, as well as Juve or whatever club he will move to. Laporte and him, van Dijk and him, Pique and him, Chiellini and him (or a back 3 with Bonucci). Seriously, the other CBs at the respective clubs dont come even close. Think only Madrid with Ramos, Varane and Militao and maybe Bayern (depends on formation) with Süle, Pavard and Hernandez dont really need him, the rest can and some probably will upgrade their CBs.
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    balaks Full Member

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    Quite possible - you have to think he will go this summer and it will be the likes of Barca that will get him. Would love to see him in the Premiership though as I think he is made for it. Come on Levy get your checkbook out mate!
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    Makalakalele New Member

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    Imo Trent Alexander Arnold is the Mbappe of defenders
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    Redo91 Full Member

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    He’s a bit suspect defensively IMO. It’s the reason Klopp didn’t trust him at Camp Nou. Not even the best full-back at Liverpool. Great going forward obviously.
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    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    Hope he either stays there or ends up at Juve/Barca.

    I cant see us signing him and will be a disaster if he signs for Liverpool/City.
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    Speedy30 Liverpool Fan

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    Woul love him at Anfield, hopefully Klopp is arranging a weekend in Blackpool as we speak so we can tap him up, apologise to Ajax, tell them we're not interested and sign him in January
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    Klopper76 "Did you see Fabinho against Red Star & Cardiff?"

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    Sounds like our regular routine. We'll have to overpay by about 25 million as well of course.
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    Speedy30 Liverpool Fan

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    Of course but with our record of sales figures, we won't be far short.
    Ibe to Bournemouth - £15m
    Sakho to Palace - £25m
    Benetke to Palace - £30m

    In all seriousness, I cant see us getting De Ligt but if we can get him, he'd line up alongside VVD and take over from him in 5/6 years time when VVD retires. Our CB's could be sorted for a decade with him coming in
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    If Ole wants him, taking the time to meet him in person and convince him to help us back to days of glory could go a long way. On the other hand Ed showing up and flaunting a blank cheque will probably send him the other way.
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    I'm just not sure he'll want the kind of rotation he'd be getting at Pool or City. Barca is perfect because Pique is pretty much gone, Juve as well because of the age of Bonucci and Chiellini.
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    shamans Hoser

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    Would love if he stayed put.
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    Figgins New Member

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    If this quote about future is true I’m happy, his future is uncertain
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    Speedy30 Liverpool Fan

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    He'd be starting at Anfield. Gomez would be back up for Trent and Lovren/Matip back up for De Ligt.
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