Saul Niguez

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    wolvored Full Member

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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    I don't think we should be spending that much on a player who isn't absolutely elite or on the way to be. I suppose you could argue that Saul is or will be but I don't think. He is excellent of course just not at that level. Plus if we need anything in midfield it's a proper proper playmaker. Saul is an all rounder, which I presume is what Fred is supposed to be.
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    That price is ridiculous for Saul even if I do rate him.
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    wolvored Full Member

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    I agree. I know prices are vastly inflated now but for a club record fee £134 million is insane
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    It won't happen. This is the kind of fee you either spend on a bonafide future star, or someone whose already there. While Saul is an excellent player he doesn't have the kind of ability that dominates.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    I like him, not sure where he'd play for us. Atleti's system is specific where he can play 'on the wing', here he'd have taken whose spot?
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Top player. The chance to sign him was when he just came back Rayo on loan/that season after. I think that's when we had our main interest in him.

    Since then he's signed some ridiculously lengthy deal and quite clearly doesn't want to leave Atletico.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    He’s excellent but with Atlético players you never know how they will perform outside of the specific system Simeone implements there. Some leave and are still great like Costa but some like Felipe Luis have gone and not performed anywhere near the same level. I don’t think they have sold many midfielder over the last years so it’s hard to tell.

    Also, £134m is nuts. You pay that kind of money for a potential game winner, not a midfielder who would maybe help you organize the middle of the park a little better.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He wants a pay rise I think. He signed a 9 year contract with A Madrid (idiot) so their biggest rival's name is thrown in along with United who always get used for this purpose.
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    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    Personally I think
    ..............Matic............
    .......Saul..........Pogba

    Would be an amazingly well balanced midfield 3

    That said he is in long term contract at a better team in a beautiful city playing regularly and in the Spain squad... I can't imagine he woukd be that keen on the move himself

    Probably just wants a pay rise as said above
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Been a fan for years and saying we should buy him but 134mil buyout that is just crazy. Probably be here already if Moyes was still in charge, only place I could see him playing for us would be as a replacement for Matics role but then why would you want waste his talents doing that and if that’s the case would rather go for Neves.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    He adds twice the value Pogba does, so this fee looks a good price.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    If we're selling Pogba then yes please. I will welcome him.

    If Pogba stays then no need for spending that much with other positions need reinforcements.

    Let's see how Pogba will handle his situation here first. If he's fecking off then I'm all for this transfer.
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    Nickosaur Full Member

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    Saul is great but that's too much. But I suppose that will be the going rate for a top player soon.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    We have spent 169m on CM in the past 3 years. I think we should be looking to strengthen elsewhere. We have plenty of talent in CM
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Quite a low sum in current market terms when you consider our entire roster needed changing.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    In relation to other problem areas on the pitch and the current market I beg to differ. Its the areaa we have invested the most in, and other areas are now more in need of the investment
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    I agree - we need two more FBs another CB and a RW. These areas need more investment.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    I don't care about the £ invested. I care more about the quality.

    Whilst I agree we need to invest in centre backs ahead of midfield, I think we will be a more cohesive unit when we improve further in midfield, and it would probably involve selling Pogba.

    Put it this way - il happily sell Pogba in a swap to bring in Saul. But Atletico for sure would be too smart not to enter that deal.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    I didnt mention CB and actually I don’t think our CM is our biggest problem.

    We have a striker who is great when you get good service to him, Pogba right now is one of the only players who gets him decent service.

    Not to mention we don’t have a single player in the team who can consistently deliver quality service from the wide areas whether thats a FB or a wide man.

    Personally I think if we sort out our attacking threats we’ll start to look better as a side even defensively too.

    Our issue has always been creating chances and scoring goals. Thats not to say we dont need a CB but defending as a team as a whole I believe is more our issue. Not necessarily the individual parts.
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    Don _ Conte Banned

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    Very slim chance you could get him from Atletico and for that money, don't think he would want to go at all and obviously two very poor sources so probably nothing in it.

    Think he would easily be worth his buyout given his age, class act and has a bit of everything who will be a real player in the next few years
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    Herrera + Mata + cash?
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    Mcking Full Member

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    Doesn't matter, he'd be shite here.
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    Mcking Full Member

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    What of Fred?
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    WolfInSharp'sClothing New Member

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    Very, very good player.

    And if he can play for a Simeone team, he can play for a Mourinho team.
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    WolfInSharp'sClothing New Member

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    The whole of Malta? Think that’d do it without Herrera and cash.
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    redIndianDevil Full Member

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    Should steer clear IMO, no player signs a such crazy long contract if they don't absolutely love that club or the city. If his agent is putting out the transfer news then the one possibility is him trying to get better wages at Atletico just like Godin did us.
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    This is exactly it. Even if he did want to stay for life, there are other ways of demonstrating this rather than signing a decade long fecking deal :lol::lol:

    Zero common sense.
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    Original source is OK Diario, which is a rubbish right?
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    Yup
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    After the Godin fiasco United will be furious if that is happening again. Wish players would use another club when they want a rise for a change.
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    harms Way Staff

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    Not even sure how this is supposed to work. He had lost all the bargaining power when he signed that contract, and I'm sure that Atleti will gladly sell him for 134 mil — he is a great player, but he is not 100+ mil great.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    There are laws that a contract can be max like 5-6 years. The last 3-4 years on his contract can't legally be enforced.
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    GBBQ Full Member

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    so give me more money or I will leave*




    *assumption that there is a club out there that rates me highly enough to make me the 3rd highest signing of all time
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    there is 0 chance we sign him for that price. Bonkers to even think of it.

    We'd struggle to sell Pogba for that much, why would we buy somebody worse for more.
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    Niguez be too expensive.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Definitely nothing in this.
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    Red Pavan shittest username ever manutddabest791

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    He is still only 23 years old. 100m would be a reasonable shout due to the age and him being a goal scorer from midfield.
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    wolvored Full Member

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    :lol: I was thinking the same.