Saul Niguez

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by wolvored, Sep 14, 2018 at 06:55.

  1. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:49
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    JoaquinJoaquin Full Member

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    As a guy who watches pretty much every Atleti game, I can tell you he isn't worth £134m. He is a very good player but nowhere near that value. I'd say maybe £80m or £90m at a push.
  2. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:25
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Indeed.
    And I just don't see him as a game winner.
  3. Sep 14, 2018 at 11:27
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    RoyH1 Full Member

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    134 million would be crazy even with the current market.

    65-75 million is about right.
  4. Sep 14, 2018 at 12:05
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    A player’s happiness is always bargaining power. A unhappy player doesn’t perform. Give him a pay rise and up that clause.
  5. Sep 14, 2018 at 12:16
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    endless_wheelies feeling dizzy

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    To clarify, people are treating Ok Diario as credible ITT?
  6. Sep 14, 2018 at 12:42
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    JohnnyKills Full Member

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    Yeah
  7. Sep 14, 2018 at 12:56
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

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    He isn't interested in coming here.
  8. Sep 14, 2018 at 13:53
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    He said that?
  9. Sep 14, 2018 at 14:09
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

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    No, but that's what I think. Didn't he sign an 8 year contract or a lifetime contract?
  10. Sep 14, 2018 at 14:19
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    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    He’s a great player but he’s not leaving. He’s very loyal to Atletico.
  11. Sep 14, 2018 at 14:36
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    MuFc_1992 New Member

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    How much is he on at Athletico? If he's on a really small amount that it would make sense for us to pay the fee if he doesn't demand high wages. I thought we had a similar deal with Herrera because we had to overpay his fee so he accepted a lower salary
  12. Sep 14, 2018 at 15:35
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    LOL - Mata, damned auto-correct.
  13. Sep 14, 2018 at 15:55
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    This is the calibre of player we should be pursuing. People worried about the price and level of wages, don't we read every few months how United are top in revenue, top in value etc, price shouldn't be an issue, look at what the teams contending for the league and CL are spending.

    Probably doesn't make sense now given we just signed Fred and also have Pereira who is basically a new signing this season for the first team but I'd much rather spend top dollar to get players like this than spending less on unproven quality as we have done on a few occasions in recent times.
  14. Sep 14, 2018 at 16:29
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    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    feck off I just bought a house there.
  15. Sep 14, 2018 at 16:33
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    Gopher Brown Full Member

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    He scored 2 goals in La Liga last season...and 4 the year before.
  16. Sep 14, 2018 at 18:23
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    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    He's a very good player but not the type of CM we are lacking IMO, I mean we've bought Fred who has a similar all action, versatile style, not as good but we've made our bed.
  17. Sep 14, 2018 at 20:10
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    DannyCAFC Full Member

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    Wow, very harsh to summize Saul's game in that way thinking that's all he would add. Terrific player who made greatly improve United's midfield.
  18. Sep 14, 2018 at 20:14
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    I think he’s very good but it’s not harsh at all. He’s better than Matic or Fred but not a game winner that would immediately elevate us to a much higher level which is what you absolutely need for £134m.
  19. Sep 14, 2018 at 20:33
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    DannyCAFC Full Member

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    I agree too much money, but I don't think 'organizing you a bit better' is the limit to his talents or what he'd bring to the side.
  20. Sep 14, 2018 at 21:25
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    Is he better than what we already have? Yes
    Is he worth £134 million? No
    Would he leave Atleti to join United? No.
    End of discussion
  21. Sep 14, 2018 at 21:45
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    Saul for 134m is nut, but how about Koke for that price? Just trying to see how the caf assess the price for a midfielder
  22. Sep 15, 2018 at 01:27
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    Ander Herrera part 2.
  23. Sep 15, 2018 at 01:33
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    LennonNL nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    :lol: the whole of Malta’s probably coughing up £134m so it’d be a decent swap for Atleti.
  24. Sep 15, 2018 at 01:35
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    LennonNL nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    Nah, he’s much better. Infact they’re not really similar at all, what would make Saul the next Herrera here?
  25. Sep 15, 2018 at 04:04
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    He's a good young player and if we can get him we should, but yeah that price sounds crazy
  26. Sep 15, 2018 at 04:49
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    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    I wouldn't be sure about that. There's a property boom there and property houses are going up at a higher rate then Hong kong. I paid for a house the equivalent of a massive Villa with sea views and pool in Sicily.
  27. Sep 15, 2018 at 05:07
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    beingshe7don Full Member

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    I rather get Ndombele for 40m and have him play with Fred. Saul is at best worth 65m. Hasn't done much to warrant 134m
  28. Sep 15, 2018 at 05:22
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    The only CM worth £134 million is a Kroos, Modric level player IMO. While CM’s are very important, it’s usually attackers who are worth those sums of money, and for good reason.

    Now if it were a 27 year old Modric, I would say we should pay that for him.
  29. Sep 15, 2018 at 05:57
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    You didn't mention CB but I did. It's the area we need most improvement if we are to switch formations according to the opposition.

    Also Pogba is not the only player who provides service to Lukaku. I find the Sanchez to Lukaku chemistry far more intuitive and promising.

    I wholeheartedly agree we need a right winger but quality ones are not really available, whereas Saul would be a great place to start to improve on our quality in the middle of the park. As for full backs, Luke Shaw and possibly Dalot may well lessen our desperation for personelle in that area.
  30. Sep 15, 2018 at 06:10
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    We have Fred who is a similar level player, tell me why we'd do this? For that money too? It's that sort of reckless spending that has us where we are.
  31. Sep 15, 2018 at 06:40
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    Love him, but it's an awful lot of money and tactically can't see anything in this with Fred just arriving.
    He played absolutely every role possible for Atletico, on the wings or behind the striker, even filled for CB once or twice, but is best used as an energetic box to box. Has a tremendous engine (his running stats are insane). His passing is also very good, but ideally, you would want another player with an excellent passing ability alongside him or behind him. Meaning, if there were any truth in Pogba rumors we would still need to add one creative player imo.

    And on the side note, a man who is crazy enough to sign a 9-year contract is very likely not going anywhere.
  32. Sep 15, 2018 at 09:19
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Its says Pogba is one of the only players. Its not good to only have 2 and it wont be good to sell one of them
  33. Sep 15, 2018 at 09:20
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    But we don't only have 2.
  34. Sep 15, 2018 at 12:08
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    Based on what?

    Fred is extremely unproven. Saul has done more by 23 years old
  35. Sep 15, 2018 at 13:01
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    LennonNL nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    It was a joke, mate! Obviously the GDP of Malta isn’t £134m. And why don’t you move to Sicily instead? Dream area. Can sing that United song too.
  36. Sep 15, 2018 at 13:08
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    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    I know you're joking but i felt i could answer your question while at it.

    The reasons i won't move to sicily are

    a- there are no jobs there
    b- organised crime


    I don't want to pay extra 'council tax' if you know what i mean
  37. Sep 15, 2018 at 13:14
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    LennonNL nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    B answers the issue within A, become a gangster.
  38. Sep 15, 2018 at 13:24
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    Class player. Couldn't give a feck how much money he cost as we seem to always feck it up anyway, so we may as well get great player for once.
  39. Sep 15, 2018 at 13:26
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    You don't watch him play much do you?
  40. Sep 15, 2018 at 15:36
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    His performances in the CL.