Summer Transfers

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Raoul, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. May 3, 2012

    JB7 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    4,328
    Location:
    SM - Massives
    If we are talking "value" then would an enquiry for Nuri Sahin be worthwhile? Has hardly played at all for Madrid, and they're bound to strengthen further as Mourinho goes for Europe next season.

    Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see us sign Martinez, he'd be perfect for us, I just can't see it happening.
  2. May 12, 2012

    Raoul Administrator

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 1999
    Messages:
    48,039
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    What about now? :smirk:
  3. May 12, 2012

    Ringo 07 Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    4,405
    Location:
    Craggy Island
    My inner Muppet is heading wildly out of control now that it might be cock out season again. My muppet wank intuition is telling me that a good summer of signings would consist of
    .....Kagawa.....Baines....1 of - Barkley/Tiote/Strootman.....and possibly Clyne too

    I cant see us signing another attacking midfielder to add to that bunch as Carrick, sometimes Kagawa or Cleverley will probably fight it out for a position in midfield along with any defensivish midfield type player that we might sign. Cant see us splashing a fortune on a player like Modric and I think we wont sign any more than 3 or at most 4 new players!! Bye Bye Berbs, Park, Macheda
  4. May 12, 2012

    Baxter Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    6,274
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I don't rate Barkley all that highly. I reckon he's been a bit over hyped like Rodwell, and in the reserves earlier this year Pogba looked a class above. I don't think Tiote is good enough for a top club despite him being excellent for most of the season. I think he's just a bit limited to be a midfielder for us.

    For me a good summer would consist of:

    Kagawa, seeing as though it looks like it is very likely to happen and the fact that he'll be relatively inexpensive. Hazard would also do nicely, but I'm not that fussed.

    From the little I have seen of Strootman (3 games), he seems like a player who is a very good passer, who is also quite physical. I have always thought we need a player in that mould more than a tricky attacking midfielder, so a move for Strootman would suit me, despite my opinion that our top target should be Javi Martinez.

    A cover for left back who can push Evra should also be a target. Whether it be Baines, Cissokho, Alba or somebody less expensive and less well known I think Evra need competition. Preferably I would have just played Fabio more, but seeing as he looks as though he is going on loan I reckon we need another left-back.
  5. May 13, 2012

    Antisocial Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    6,387
    So how are things shaping-up then based on media speculation/ITKs/other random crap sources so far?

    Manchester United

    Likely in: Clyne
    Possibles in: Kawaga, Strootman, Asamoah, Baines
    Linked but unlikely: Hazard, Sahin, Lucas, Gaitan, Subotic, Dembele
    Possibles to leave permanently: Berbatov, Pogba, Owen, Scholes (hopefully not :()

    Manchester City

    Likely in: Hazard
    Possibles in: RvP, Bale
    Linked but unlikely: (Too many to mention)
    Possibles to leave permanently: Dzeko, De Jong, Adebayor, Tevez, Hargreaves (confirmed)

    Arsenal

    Confirmed: Podolski
    Likely in: M'Vila
    Possibles in: Vertonghen
    Linked but unlikely: Dempsey, Hazard
    Possibles to leave permanently: Chamakh, maybe RvP (though I think he'll stay)

    Chelsea

    Confirmed: Marin
    Linked but unlikely: Hazard
    Possibles to leave permanently: De Matteo obviously, Drogba

    Spurs

    Possibles in: Vertonghen
    Linked but unlikely: Hazard
    Possibles to leave permanently: Bale, maybe Modric

    Barcelona

    Likely in: Alba
    Possibles in: Thiago Silva, Bale, Martinez
    Possibles to leave permanently: Dani Alves, Keita

    Real Madrid

    Possibles to leave permanently: Higuain, Kaka


    Which important ones have I missed? Hazard must've been liked with some others :lol:
  6. May 13, 2012

    NoLogo Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,583
    Location:
    I can't remember why I joined this war.
    I think Milan will also do some shopping this summer. They have a lot of their old players leaving and will probably look to bring in fresh faces.
  7. May 13, 2012

    Edmeiste Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    7,106
    Location:
    In a land far far away....playing Fifa
    when was hargreaves confirmed to leave?
  8. May 13, 2012

    NoLogo Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,583
    Location:
    I can't remember why I joined this war.
    I think one or two weeks back Mancini stated his contract would not be renewed for next season.

    I really think Hargreaves should call it a day. His body is clearly not able to handle professional sport at the highest level anymore.
  9. May 13, 2012

    Antisocial Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    6,387
  10. May 13, 2012

    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    21,314
    Location:
    Montevideo
    So threy only signed him so he could have a go at our physios? Then all our players start falling down like flies.

    Mindgames, bloody hell
  11. May 13, 2012

    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    12,840
    Location:
    Polska
    Agent Hargreaves, mission accomplished. Return to base to present a spying report.
  12. May 13, 2012

    Denis' cuff Full Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,951
    Location:
    here
    :D


    on a similar note....and I'm wondering if this is feasible; Fergie going to watch, say Hazard for instance, knowing full well it would be leapt upon by the media and of course, ciddy, just like the Chav$ did. A short flight, an enquiry with the agent, whilst focusing on the real target? The real target could've even been on view that night or maybe just throw them off. All sorts of stunts have been pulled in the past to recruit players - maybe fergie threw them off the scent. I'm feeling a bit rawkish now :lol: but really.......he can't be so naive as to show his hand when he knows full well he is being watched.

    Just a thought.....probably a load of bollox though.
  13. May 13, 2012

    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Messages:
    31,594
    Location:
    Krakow
    I can't believe Hargreaves has spent the last four years (nearly, wasn't he injured in September 2008) doing nothing and picking up £70k or something on average each week.
  14. May 13, 2012

    Ekeke Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    32,677
    Location:
    Hope, We Lose
    I wouldnt say he did nothing. He moaned a lot and made some youtube videos, which was enough to build a fanbase.
  15. May 28, 2012

    Devil may care Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    8,946
    If the intention was to sign Hazard and Kagawa I wonder if we'll now go for a different attacking player in place of Hazard.
  16. May 28, 2012

    friendlytramp More full of crap than a curry house toilet

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    2,917
    Location:
    J Stand
    I'd expect gaitan
  17. May 28, 2012

    Art Art the artist

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    5,049
    Location:
    Is it Christmas ?
    Modric Kagawa and Powell. You heard it here first.
  18. May 29, 2012

    ::sonny:: Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,620
    Location:
    Milan
    They have no money for nothing.
  19. May 29, 2012

    Raoul Administrator

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 1999
    Messages:
    48,039
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    That's possible. So is Kagawa, Strootman, Powell, Baines

    Strootman is apparently in ours' and the Milan clubs sights and will decide after the Euros.
  20. May 29, 2012

    ::sonny:: Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    7,620
    Location:
    Milan
    We will sign only unknown players with potential ad usual.
  21. May 29, 2012

    Devil may care Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    8,946
    Hopefully not, the young lad from Porto (Rodriguez) looks promising though.
  22. May 29, 2012

    Drifter American

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,494
    Striker
    Left back
    Midfielder (DM)
  23. May 29, 2012

    Antisocial Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    6,387
    Boredom compels me to update this:

    Manchester United

    Likely in: Kawaga
    Possibles in: Powell, Strootman, Asamoah, Baines, Clyne
    Linked but unlikely: Modric, Sahin, Lucas, Gaitan, Subotic, Dembele, Lewandowski
    Possibles to leave permanently: Berbatov, Pogba, Kuszczak
    Gone: Owen, De Laet, James

    Manchester City

    Possibles in: RvP, Bale, Cavani, Thiago Silva
    Linked but unlikely: (Too many to mention)
    Possibles to leave permanently: Dzeko, De Jong, Adebayor, Tevez
    Gone: Hargreaves

    Arsenal

    Confirmed: Podolski
    Possibles in: Benayoun, Giroud, M'Vila, Vertonghen, Powell
    Linked but unlikely: Dempsey
    Possibles to leave permanently: Chamakh, RvP

    Chelsea

    Confirmed: Marin, Hazard
    Likely in: Hulk
    Linked but unlikely: Modric, Falcao
    Possibles to leave permanently: Di Matteo obviously, Benayoun
    Gone: Drogba, Bosingwa, Kalou

    Spurs

    Possibles in: Vertonghen
    Possibles to leave permanently: Bale, Modric

    Barcelona

    Likely in: Alba
    Possibles in: Thiago Silva, Bale, Martinez
    Possibles to leave permanently: Dani Alves, Keita

    Real Madrid

    Possibles to leave permanently: Higuain, Kaka


    And many, many more that I'm sure I've missed.
  24. May 29, 2012

    FreakyJim Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,501
    Location:
    SolarX
    Summer transfers, you can never predict them.
  25. May 29, 2012

    Baxter Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2010
    Messages:
    6,274
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Another possible in at Barca is Guiherme Siqueira.

    I hope we go for M'Vila.
  26. May 29, 2012

    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,210
    Location:
    NYC
    I would say Modric to Chelski is likely
  27. May 29, 2012

    Sir Matt Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    14,081
    Location:
    LUHG
  28. May 29, 2012

    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    17,119
    Location:
    Transfer Forum
    Its caughtoffside.com. Even you or me can do a better job than what they do.
  29. Jun 1, 2012

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,688
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    My take on that


    I would love that but I've read nothing recently to suggest there's been much movement on it...I think Siqueira will be the alternative to Alba if Los Che decide to hedge their bets on Alba starting for La Furia Roja at the Euros and bump his transfer fee higher...My guess is that if the transfer isn't completed ahead of the Euros for Alba, Siqueira will reappear on the club's radar
  30. Jun 1, 2012

    Theon Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Messages:
    9,973
    Why would Tello leave? Thought he was highly rated.
  31. Jun 1, 2012

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,688
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    He's not someone I'd want leaving but he's consistently rumoured to be packaged to bring fees down on other targets...I touched on this in the newb section a year or two ago but there are several youth players that are coming up around the same time and the club is going to have to decide how to use them and not get burned in transfers if they let them go for cheap...Tello was a surprise, his story is actually pretty interesting

    Tito apparently confirmed to the sporting director, Zubi, that he counts on Tello (As he should, IMHO) so the more likely scenario is a loan out rather than outright sale - perhaps like Bojan or Romeu...With Villa, Pedro, Cuenca, Alexis, Afellay & Tello there isn't likely to be a lot of minutes for everyone - provided injuries don't pile up like they did this season...I fear Afellay will be the odd one out despite being more versatile than the others (Can play anywhere in midfield or as a winger) since Tello has pace that is hard to replace

    A lot of variables that are hard to sort out with Tito now in charge and perhaps Zubi & Rosell a bit more in control of transfers with Pep gone

    The end game involves expensive targets like Silva & Neymar and so while there won't be a liquidation, there will be moves to bolster the transfer kitty
  32. Jun 1, 2012

    Theon Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Messages:
    9,973
    Ahh okay makes sense, cheers.
  33. Jun 1, 2012

    Antisocial Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    6,387
    Thanks for that, interesting stuff. I only really included the Spanish teams as they are generally amongst the big spenders; I obviously didn't put too much work into those sections :D

    Slightly depressing that Martinez is considered a back-up option to Barcelona given how much so many of us would kill to have him at United :(
  34. Jun 1, 2012

    Count Orduck Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    5,869
    Location:
    An Englishman lost on the Emerald Isle.
    Barcelona would play Martinez as a centre-back, though, whereas we'd use him as a centre-mid.
  35. Jun 1, 2012

    Pexbo Takes body parts and sells them on Amazon.

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    17,353
    Location:
    T'Internet
    He'd be played as that Sweeper hybrid Pique plays. In fact having both of them able to do that would be scary.
  36. Jun 1, 2012

    FCBarca Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    8,688
    Location:
    La Côte, Suisse
    No, you did a nice job I thought

    After Yaya & Busquets were experimented with at CB and then Mascherano cemented a move to CB, the thinking shifted from having to pay a premium for a world class CB and instead hunt down swift DMs

    Bielsa has obviously done the same with Javi at Athletic...He's been good there but I don't know how convinced I am of him being a permanent CB...He has a similar problem with the NT unless Del Bosque plays a double pivot, he's rarely going to see any playing time...Now that Puyol is out, wonder if Javi will see time there during the Euros

    If he doesn't stay with Athletic and hopefully Silva is bought, I would like to see Javi try the Premiership because I think he has the right attributes to do well as a ball playing DM...Would look good in a United shirt

    The thing is, it's hard to say what happens to these Basque players, there's no real precedent in recent times for how Athletic moves players...if at all...I imagine he would prefer to play DM and going to Barcelona would mean one thing, CB...So perhaps his intent on playing DM would help in eliminating Barcelona from the negotiating table...But at this point, it's all conjecture as I doubt there will be any player movements during the Euro from Spain
  37. Jun 2, 2012

    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,210
    Location:
    NYC
    I wondering if Berba is attracting much interest. I expect a very undervalued fee for him tbh
  38. Jun 2, 2012

    wr8_utd :'(

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    28,993
    [​IMG]
  39. Jun 2, 2012

    Antisocial Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    6,387
    What a time for the 'muppet suicide' images to be banned :(
  40. Jun 2, 2012

    Drifter American

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2004
    Messages:
    42,494
    No Value

Share This Page