Benjamin Sesko | Despite Raees best efforts he’s joining Liepzig. Damn you Raees

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Maybe Ronaldo can go to Salzburg, they're probably in the CL (qualifying rounds) aren't they?
 

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Didn't he have only 1 year left on his contract though ? How long does Sesko have left?
3 years, I believe. It was mentioned somewhere early in the media fuss that RB were wanting to sell him next season rather than this one because of that.
 

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When did we spend 37m on Amad? Half of his fee were always variables - and he couldn’t achieve them (yet).
This will never die. I kind of get why many expected Amad to be ready for our 1st team. Seems a huge group think 37m was spent on him.
 

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If we hadn’t heard that we met with his agent last week I wouldn’t believe this. I think it’s true and I’m happy to be in for him. He looks like someone who could easily have a darwin kind of season and be worth a hell of a lot more by the end of the season or else be picked up by a development club and have the same outcome at some point. I worry about a few things. Martial will most likely be worthless again with competition or put on the wing in rotation and the major Ronaldo elephant in the room. If we get rid of Ronaldo then this is the best thing we can do. Thank god we aren’t looking for old cheap options anymore.
Heaven know where this ‘Martial cannot cope with competition’ myth comes from, but it persists.
 

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€50m is hardly "insane", do you not remember how much we paid for Martial all those years ago when market was less inflated even? He was as much proved as a player as Šeško is now.
 

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There’s no other striker available who’d massively improve our squad so plumping for a potentially great striker makes sense to me.

Also if we are prioritising striker over a winger, Ronaldo off, Garnacho/Diallo to play backup roles?
 

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3 years, I believe. It was mentioned somewhere early in the media fuss that RB were wanting to sell him next season rather than this one because of that.
His wiki (not always accurate I know) says he signed a 3 year contract with RB in 18/19 season.
 

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Adeyemi who is more developed left the same club for 30m euros.
Well we're rich as feck and Dortmund aren't. And maybe we rate this guy as suiting the PL and what we want due to his frame? Adeyemi is a short fecker.
 

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If we get him, it's probably because Ronnie left us with so little time to react.
 

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I’d imagine the €50 million fee is around €20 million or more of variable add ons that may never be achieved or activated but as always with us the reports always say the maximum amount possible whereas weirdly with other clubs they only say the flat fee.
 

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Depends on the add ons. Fans are desperate for a new signing but we'd be overpaying massively if the 50m fee is easily achievable.
 

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Not really digging the '/' in the thread titles. Why did we change it from '|' ? That looked way more cleaner.
 

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Yeah Im not bothered about the price as we know it definitely has add-ons. He could be great or he could be a flop. We won't know unless we get him.

If another club got him and he turned into a star we would be trying to buy him for 100 million then.
 

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Yeah Im not bothered about the price as we know it definitely has add-ons. He could be great or he could be a flop. We won't know unless we get him.

If another club got him and he turned into a star we would be trying to buy him for 100 million then.
Feel like we've been saying this for every wunderkind we've signed in the past 10 years
 

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He's played 2 years of professional football.

Sounds like another amad to me.
 

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Who the feck cares about the fee. Never ever understood those people.
Who wouldn't care? Let's just sign one player a summer for 150m then, see how far that gets us.

If we only have 120m to spend then it matter to everyone the fees we pay.
 

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€50m is hardly "insane", do you not remember how much we paid for Martial all those years ago when market was less inflated even? He was as much proved as a player as Šeško is now.
Martial was more proven, he had more goals in a much stronger league and was one of Monaco's best players when they beat Arsenal in the CL.
 

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If we are targeting a striker then that surely means we won’t be going for Antony? Also does this mean ten Hag will be using garnacho/amad a lot more next season as rotation for the wingers.
 

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Who wouldn't care? Let's just sign one player a summer for 150m then, see how far that gets us.

If we only have 120m to spend then it matter to everyone the fees we pay.
Except you have no idea what the budget is, or financial considerations forthcoming which could affect it.
 

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He's played 2 years of professional football.

Sounds like another amad to me.
Amad played 3 first team games for Atalanta not even a full season, never mind 2.
 

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Martial was more proven, he had more goals in a much stronger league and was one of Monaco's best players when they beat Arsenal in the CL.
Think we just have to go of the players that have come from Salzburg have more or less been successes… mane/haaland for example.
 

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CAF - We need signings ASAP, we take to long to get deals done. Just pay the price

Also CAF - Wow, he’s so expensive I hope we move on. I’m sure we can find better deals elsewhere.
Yeah crazy, you would thought there is more than one person posting here
 

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I think there are a large chunk of posters who don't understand football economics.

The value of a player is defined by what another party are willing and able to pay.

Therefore, by definition, when teams like Leicester and Everton are the interested parties, it stands to reason that they negotiate lower fees.

Likewise, if United and Real Madrid are both interested in a player, clearly the fee is going to be much higher.

It's sort of like the value of art. It's only 'worth' what someone will pay.

Summary - it's pointless really comparing what we might spend on a player to what some other club bought Player X for....United tax is very real and makes logical economic sense
 

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Interesting seeing all the accountants coming out really worried about the amount of money coming out of the Glazers pockets.
 

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Martial had a bad season when Lukaku came, and another after Ronaldo came, so it seems kinda fair.
 

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I think there are a large chunk of posters who don't understand football economics.

The value of a player is defined by what another party are willing and able to pay.

Therefore, by definition, when teams like Leicester and Everton are the interested parties, it stands to reason that they negotiate lower fees.

Likewise, if United and Real Madrid are both interested in a player, clearly the fee is going to be much higher.

It's sort of like the value of art. It's only 'worth' what someone will pay.

Summary - it's pointless really comparing what we might spend on a player to what some other club bought Player X for....United tax is very real and makes logical economic sense
Exactly.

Wait until they find out Rooney only cost £30m. Their head will be all over the place.
 

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I think he looks really exciting and offers us something different. It’s not my money so I don’t care if we spend €50m on him - it’s not like we’ve spent much anyway!
 
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