Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Damien, May 28, 2017.
Christ, Perisic should be resigned to the old folks home. I'm 31, I had better start making arrangements for when I'm gone and hand in the retirement papers.
Careful, don't move too fast or you'll end up needing a hip replacement.
I should be dead by now given my age.
16 is the new peak for players obviously. Anyone 28 years of age that was considered the peak of their powers are now considered old and need to apply for a bus pass.
Is this Naby Keita going to be a superstar or something? Why so many reports, why the ridiculous price, and why are Liverpool seemingly so obsessed? And if he is so good, surely other big clubs would be after him.
Move too fast and he might end up on our right wing.
Blame FM for it unfortunately.
Myself, when I play the game, it's only really worth buying the real young players or regens as it's more fun. Signing anybody age 26+ just seems pointless on the game
People know about players playing in random countries as they've 'seen them play' many times.... Aka, looks good on FM
(My opinion of course)
He's got a fixed clause of around £48m (I think) next summer. Liverpool trying to buy him now for more as they know there'll be more competition next summer.
We offered the same , now they are desperate to offload.
That's actually not a bad price at all. He's obviously yet to prove he's worth it but we paid close to that for Anderson, and Jose rates Sanches. He can't be any worse than what we've already got in the middle of the park.
Exactly. I never buy anyone older then 21
At 28 he should be coming to his peak, not starting to decline.
He's very good, yes. The reason big clubs aren't willing to cough up huge money this season is that he could very well turn out to be a one season wonder. Pool know that his release clause kicks in next year and if he has anything close to the season he just had they'll be cast aside as bigger clubs want him.
When you take away Pogba and Herrera, we haven't got much depth. Carrick can't play once a week apparently so we need depth.
Is he saying this lad is better than Herrera and Pogba?
Disappointed, I really thought they would keep asking 90M but no, that was just for United...
Pogba, Herrera, Carrick and Fellaini are all far better then him.
If you say so. I wouldn't argue that Pogba and Herrera are but Fellani? Carrick can't play every game, he'll be lucky if he gets 25+ games this season. Fellani makes too many mistakes to be relied upon regularly. I'm not saying Sanches is the answer to all our prayers but he's having a bad time in Bravaria, there's a chance he could do better for us. We saw what he was capable of in the Euro's last summer.
Well Bayern already signed Tolisso who's imo far superior for less this summer, so it would be in comparison a bad deal.
Yeah he is so old he farts sawdust
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Okay, guess that's the end of the line for Sanches then. If Jose feels Pereira is ready for first team football, I'd much rather he was given a chance instead.
I like Pereira, so think he will get plenty of chances. Not sure exactly what position though. Ideally you would like him to be capable of doing Carrick's job. It could save us a fortune.
Why cant Conte just swallow his pride and keep Costa one more season?
He looks decent but I must admit that I've only ever seen him in games that there was little to no pressure. Get a feeling he'd get bullied out a game against the bottom teams in the league. Hope I'm wrong, he's great with the ball at his feet but I'm guessing his natural position is one of the forward midfield roles and not sitting deep.
That would be the biggest climb down in the history of football. He'd end up having a Mourinhoesque season if he did that.
Think there has been too much going on for that one, especially as it seems Costa has been trying to get away for some time before this kicked off.
Chelsea could just keep the brilliant striker they already have instead of just constantly signing new players for the sake of it.
Costa instigated it around December/January time, I believe. Acting the cnut and pushing for a China move or a move back to Spain. Conte is actually in the right, I feel.
Sorry....what? Is this a general Barcelona fans consensus or just your opinion...if so please elaborate?
Ok yes but tbh Id play Fellani and Pereira before him I don't rate him. I agree we need to sign a CM I'd just rather someone else.
As others have said, the concern seems to be that this has 'Bayern next summer for the release clause' written all over it unless Liverpool/whoever can intervene in the next few weeks.
We saw what Januzaj was capable of too, he's very very raw. He should have stayed in Portugal for at least 2-3 years. Or followed the same path someone like Tielemans is doing, go to a "smaller" club first.
Why is he in full kit? The wanker!
A player can ask to leave that is football. Costa still played his part and was a professional on the pitch.
Conte made an error because if he wanted to be a dick, he could have waited to sign a replacement before sending him that text which was utterly stupid.
I don't see how Conte is right.
You all miss the pretext of Costa wanting to leave Chelsea for Athletico for a while, also during the China saga, it was suggested he didn't actually want to go to China and it was Athletico he wanted to go but Chelsea wanted to flog him to China for the transfer fee.
Ridiculous. He's flopped at Bayern and giving them a profit isn't a bad price?
If it was as clear-cut as simply wanting a move away, I highly doubt the club and Conte would have gotten so public with it. To me, it seems more likely Costa is a bit of a cnut and has acted up behind the scenes. Maybe Chelsea fans more privy to the outings have more of a clue?
Wasn't the rumour Conte told him to feck off to China after a bust up (the Xmas issue), and Conte has now texted him no longer in my plans. I would say both have been at least as bad as each other. I am not saying Costa isn't a cnut, what I am saying is Conte is not without blame in this situation. Also Chelsea have known for at least 2 years Costa wanted to leave for Athletico
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