Nicolas Gaitan

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    Reapersoul20 Can Anderson score? No.

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    Link to article here.

    An extract :


    Seems vaguely realistic. Moreso than a lot of reports.
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    ciderman9000000 Banned

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    Why's that any more realistic than other reports?
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    prateik City Fan

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    39m :lol:
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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    The "rumors" that the press are coming up with are so predictable.
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    Lance Uppercut Loves turn based games

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    "Hit list?" Are we going to kill him?
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    Decotron Full Member

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    Id say you've a hit list of your own Lance!
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    Lance Uppercut Loves turn based games

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    You're not wrong, amigo.
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    dev1l Full Member

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    maybe gaitan will do a 'nasri'...ask for a transfer with the excuse of wanting to win the uefa cl...

    Seriously, i cant see us paying 39m for anyone, let alone gaitan.
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    UnofficialDevil Anti Scottish

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    United have asked Benfica to notify them of any moves from other clubs

    :lol::lol:
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    We did the same for Jones.
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    Sir Matt Full Member

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    Hmmm...Europa League or Champions League?
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    Crustanoid Full Member

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    gza the genius Full Member

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    He's a winger isn't he?
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Premier League or Champions League
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    Their whole team probably isnt worth 39 million squids.
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    Reapersoul20 Can Anderson score? No.

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    My view is that with our problems in midfield being so well publicized, wherever we go, we're going to get absolutely fleeced, so I wouldn't be surprised if we end up paying an absurd amount for a relatively unknown player, never mind this guy.

    And also, remember it's 39 million euro, and the euro is going to be worth about a tuppence in a few weeks.
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    Sw33t Full Member

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    39 million... lol, yeah okay!

    And article does have the £ sign, not the € one!
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    Colin129 Death or the gladioli!

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    Do players playing in the PL have 'release clauses'?

    Every Tom, Dick & Harry in Portugal seems to have one, that's why we got fleeced for 5 times what Bebe was really worth.

    This Gaitan is worth £8M tops imho...
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    It's the norm in latin countries to have a release clause. Don't know why. Much better for clubs if they didn't.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Phil Jones, didn't we exactly match his release clause which was meant to be hidden, so we had to pay an undisclosed fee to say sorry as we obviously had inside information?
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    Valencia go elsewhere if a player costs more than 8-10 million euros, if they were asking about Gaitan it must've been before Benfica impressed in the champions league this season. Either that or this article is a load of rubbish, which is the most likely
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    ciderman9000000 Banned

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    Don't be dense.

    The article says that his release clause is £39m, not that United are considering offering £39m; when has a player ever been sold for anywhere near the amount of his release clause?

    I'm not saying there's any truth in our interest, it sounds like typical slow-news day fabrication, but at least get your facts right when criticising the article, or else you're no better than the hack who wrote it by taking one thing and making it out to be another.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Gaitan is better than many in here are giving him credit for but he's another winger so I can't see why we would be interested. As for Garcia, I've seen him play a few times and can never recall being impressed, he looks very ordinary.
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    Great another winger!!!
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    I can't believe that. He's a great talent no doubt but he isn't a player what we need right now.
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    That seems a crazy price when the likes of Gotze and Hazard would allegedly cost much the same.
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    ha_rooney Full Member

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    I didn't really pay attention to him in our CL games v Benfica would he be a good signing considering the price?
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    lem8sh Full Member

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    He's a feckin winger!!!
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Says it all :lol:
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    Remember when were supposed to sign that Rodriguez fella, that didn't work out did it? I don't trust anything that pops up on Twitter to be honest.
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Looked more like a Silva/Mata player that many were crying out for that could float about in between the lines, would be very surprised but if we did go for him it would be a clear acceptance that outside of Modric and the Barcelona lads there's no-one who can be that playmaker in centre mid (and be worth the pretty penny everyone's asking for).
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    We could of signed Silva or Mata and still have a problem in central midfield though. I dont think either Silva or Mata could play centrally as part of a midfield 4.

    Young has been pretty rubbish since signing though so he could be an improvement there if nothing else
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Where would a guy like this play when you consider that in Rooney and Hernandez we have two forwards who will probably play when both are fit and in form?
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Left wing I would imagine, although didn't he play right wing when we played Benfica at OT?
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    lem8sh Full Member

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    I watched a lot fo Benfica last year and he looks like an out and out winger to me. Hope you are right though
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Not really sure. Him playing as a wide playmaker sort in that role that Giggs played so well back in 06/07, beginning on the left but rotating with Nani who plays similarly to how Ronaldo did as a wide player back then, with Welbeck playing the Saha role and Rooney a little deeper? Unlikely but it could be a possibility. Seems very unnecessary to go for another attacking player but what do I know. Still means we're missing a Scholes type but who knows, if there's no Scholes types out there that are gettable then this could be a way of working around it and we go for someone like Martinez (or maybe even Javi Garcia following the OP) alongside Carrick as a really solid base with those two players relied on to distribute the ball rather than dictate the play, allowing Gaitan and Rooney further up to act as the playmakers. Everyone was talking about whether Nasri and Sneijder would be the right players for deeper positions but maybe they were all being considered to play just ahead of the midfield?

    If we did go out and buy another wide player all you can do is laugh. Chances are this is nonsense.

    You said the same bloody thing about Valencia this far into his first season!
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    If there's one thing I don't worry about when Manchester United buy players is where they will play. Obviously a reason for SAF to make the purchase wouldn't there be?

    Perhaps that's why I'm such a lousy transfer muppet. I wait for the club to announce things :/
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    I know Jonny Evans old coach quite well. Jonny and Corry came to their old team training a while back now, and said to us at the time that SAF always demands that his players train in 3 positions at youth and senior level...should the possibility of a red card, an injury or an injury crisis set in.

    He said its something he looks for in any player, the ability to help the team by being versatile and not give off about it.
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