Adrien Rabiot / completing formalities at Juventus

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  1. May 28, 2019

    manunited1919 Full Member

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    He is the type of signing Bayern would make: smart low-cost proven high-quality. Maybe our board will wise up.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Nothing stopping Bayern from signing him if that is true.
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    iKnowNothing Full Member

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    I wonder what his mother demanded? Huge agent fees would have been offset by the fact that he was a free transfer.
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    nainaisson New Member

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    We should sign him for his great hair alone. He can offset the damage done to our squad's good hair to bad hair ratio by Chris Smalling and his "human pineapple" look.
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    SouthPredators4 Full Member

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    He is good with the ball at his feet and is capable of playing in tight spaces. His reputation is slightly unwarranted and is really a no brainer signing. It’s puzzling why no clubs have signed him yet, or perhaps all is settled and awaiting a suitable time to announce?
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    ThierryHenry14 New Member

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    Bayern already said back in Feb that Rabiot's salary demand was too expensive for them. Barca, Real Madrid, Bayern are NOT after Rabiot. Man City is not interested. Spurs and Arsenal are too small for him, so only Man Utd and Juventus left for him. Believe it or not Rabiot doesn't has too much choice now.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Yeah that was sort of what I was alluding to. If it was such a smart low cost move why has no club done it yet?
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    The Boogeyman New Member

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    He probably won't be as big of a headache as PSG have made him out to be, but the really top clubs aren't going to take that type of risk on a player who isn't a lock for the first 11, and who is asking for high wages.

    If he wants to be first choice, he needs to go somewhere like Arsenal, United, or Tottenham, and Arsenal and Tottenham aren't going to put him on huge wages.
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    future2future New Member

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    It is rumored he wants 10 mil in salary. If we can negotiate a slightly lower base salary with some bonus add-ons I think we should go for him.

    He is a technical midfielder, is relatively strong and has decent pace. We need midfielders and he clearly is good enough to make it to our starting 11
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    Kostov Full Member

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    We should try and do a deal. If he gets in line and does his bit quietly he would be a bargain.
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    Gandalf Full Member

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    Considering his on a free we could easily structure it so he gets a big signing bonus and then the week to week salary could be designed to fit into a structure where he won't be an issue like Sanchez.
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    Icemav Full Member

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    We have problem personalities in our squad and poor performances to match. I dont mind the idea of Rabiot but only as an addition to bringing in other players that will be mental pitbulls. Guys like De Light and Rice. Ole has a fecking massive undertaking to bring in quality both technically and mentally. And getting rid of our shite.... however without the former happening he is a bit stuffed on the latter. He will have to keep the deadwood. Good luck to him.
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    passing-wind Full Member

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    Would take him and Longstaff. Get Rice in to shift Matic to Europa league fixtures. You've got a Herrera replacement (sorry I meant upgrade), Carrick replacement and a more mobile defensive midfielder. All three for under 100 million, that's good business.
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    Icemav Full Member

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    Yeah him, Pogba and Martial will make a tremendous brat pack. I already have a horrible vision of those 3 walking round the field as we loose to relegation fodder.
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    should we sign him regardless of how much he wants? 20m to sign on and 350k a week?

    i haven't really watched him much to be honest, only in the big CL matches where he hasn't impressed me.
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    Kostov Full Member

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    We have much worse than those two starting week in week out.
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    Icemav Full Member

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    I like Pogba's numbers. But he needs quality warriors around him. Martial we need to get rid of.
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    Pogba needs to work on himself and the club needs to work on the team around him also. We need to get rid of useless waste of space like Lingard and even Mata before thinking of getting rid of Martial.
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    sherrinford Full Member

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    We do, but there is a relevant underlying point there with regards to their inclination to cover ground and play with some intensity. The lethargy in the side overall needs to be overcome. Martial and Pogba are the two most talented people in the squad, so they need to be surrounded with players who can provide the energy to balance the team. Rabiot is not in this mould.
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    Icemav Full Member

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    Yes those guys too. But Martial is toxic and does no running. Again I love what Martial brings when at his best but for the good of the club we need to get rid of players like him. We have just as much a problem with attitude as we do with performance. I am pretty sure that is what Ole was alluding to at the end of the season.

    For all the players with "attitude problems" Pogba is the one I would keep. He is a fantastic luxury if we get the rest of the team full of hungry players. The rest of our prima donnas can feck off.
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    PepsiCola Full Member

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    He'd be a fantastic signing
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    I agree, so which players would really help him? Real natural leaders who can motivate and elevate the squad? I see it in De Ligt, but who can be that person in midfield? I mean a De Rossi type guy?
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    Kostov Full Member

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    Yes I agree completely, attitude is fecking shambolic and the rot is everywhere. Ideally we should have gotten rid of those I mentioned this summer and give the likes of Martial next season as last chance saloon. If he fails to establish himself than kick him out as well. No matter how talented they are.
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    Icemav Full Member

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    Well we are in total agreement except that I felt that way about Martial at the end of the 17/18 season. The problem with a new manager is they want to reasess. For me I have seen enough and want rid.
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    Kostov Full Member

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    Martial and Pogba have to do what is required of them. Take a look at Pool or City, nobody told Guardiola Sterling needs to be surrounded by this or that. They should be told to run their socks off or feck off. We are in no position to choose too much imo. Rabiot would straigh away become our second best MF, we have no CL and need another midfielder on top of that. I think we should try and make a deal on our terms.
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    You wanted us to get rid of Martial last summer despite him collecting most POtM awards over the season and generally being our best attacker until Jose fecked up? I didn’t want that last summer. This summer i’m more tired and fecking fed up with the lot of them, that I wouldn’t be bothered as much. Then I look at what would be left and I’d be fecking depressed
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Is there anything linking us to him?
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    No I wanted to give him one more season (this season). When he was on song at the begginning of the 17/18 he was a big part of our success playing in tandem with Rashford. I know he got fecked around with the Sanchez signing but his attitude/performances towards the end had me seething. This season has cemented my dislike of him and frankly I dont want any new player being exposed to a personality like that and our tolerance of it. It sends the wrong messages.
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    I respect your opinion since I agree that the leadership must be more ruthless and change the mentality regarding tolerance of mediocrity. Not sure I would start with Martial even though I agree he can be frustrating. I don’t have much faith in the moron Woodward unfortunately and hardly anything will change. If he does indeed bring Rabiot it will probably be on 300k a week and the captain’s armband just to complete this fecking circus.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    Toxic seems to be the new word that the caf will obsessively use.:lol:
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    I’d happily sign Rabiot from PSG for £50m let alone on a free transfer.
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    Icemav Full Member

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    This place has become toxic, to me!
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    sherrinford Full Member

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    I’m not talking about effort - I’m referring to the intrinsic abilities and inclinations of these players. Rabiot is better than what we have, but success is about both balance and quality. We would certainly need the right holding midfielder if we were to bring him in.
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    To bring him in on a free transfer is the no brainer of the century, in my opinion, even if he wants a 10mill signing on fee, think of it as paying a £10mill transfer fee for a player of Rabiot's caliber, and he would comfortably be one of our best players, regardless of what you think of his ability (which is good) he's head and shoulders above like the majority of our squad
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Never seen him play, but I already prefer him to Matic. Get it done.
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    Synco Lucio's #1 Fan

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    Looks like football of the future will be entirely played by toxic bottlers.
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    Mark1361 New Member

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    Why on earth would anyone world class want to come to us at the moment we so far behind City that it turning into a Joke. The whole squad need an upgrade 100 percent sure ole will be gone by Christmas.

    They say we going to buy 6 new player.

    Matthijs de Ligt been confirmed that will not be coming to us by https://www.skysports.com/football/...e-out-move-for-ajax-defender-matthijs-de-ligt


    if we can not convince 19 year old to join what hope have we got with a world class player. The only player we going to get are Mickey Mouse player with inflated prices

    Manchester United is not the same team that I grow up watching since the Glazers brought the club we been slowly going down hill. The cracks where hidden when Sir Alex was in charge. But since he left they staring to show more and more. First with Moyes, Then Van Gal, Then Jose, Now Ole


    We thrown money at garbage like Pogba, Lukaku £180M would rather singed Neymar Or Mbappe for that Money. We spent about 750M since Sir Alex went and if anyone can tell me one player we singed that was World Class or even worthy to be in the world class bracket. Just want this nightmare to end and for the Glazers to go and take joke of Woodward with them.


    Until this happens nothing going to change.
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    Red4Life_#7 Full Member

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    I can see Real Madrid signing him.
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    I got the point which is valid mate, my point is that we have to be smart in building the squad, like Juve and Bayern have been so many times in the past. A player of Rabiot’s ability should not get overlooked in the state we are, even if he is not ideal, current player can adapt according to the needs of the team.

    Also I was more thinking of him playing as DMF, that’s why I wrote on our terms along with a reasonable wage.
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    We should definitely be considering him but didn't the problems start at PSG because he was being played out of position at DM?
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