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Reports in the Media say Abramovich is determine to get Haaland ‘at all costs’ which would worry Ole if he was serious about signing him. Mind you, he could have signed him a while back but wouldn’t pay the agents fee.
 

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Reports in the Media say Abramovich is determine to get Haaland ‘at all costs’ which would worry Ole if he was serious about signing him. Mind you, he could have signed him a while back but wouldn’t pay the agents fee.
We should be doing the same thing. Putting what ever amount of money Chelsea is putting. We should even offered them Martial so they can have a forward ready to. Martial will do good on their team
 

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Reports in the Media say Abramovich is determine to get Haaland ‘at all costs’ which would worry Ole if he was serious about signing him. Mind you, he could have signed him a while back but wouldn’t pay the agents fee.
If we didn't want to pay the agent fees a year ago when he was available for €20m plus agent fees, we're not going to pay them this summer when it will be €100m+. I just can't see us doing business with Raiola again for a while due to the way he flaps his gums over Pogba.
Would love to see Haaland here but I think it's not something our board will submit to in the current environment. You get the sense that our spending is going to be conservative this summer.
 

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I also think we wont get Haaland. We arent gonna deal with Riaola especially if he convinces Pogba not to sign an extension. Apparently Dortmund want £100mil this summer. Riaola will want his extortionate £10-£20mil for doing the deal. Rather we bought the CB we need and passed on Haaland this summer.

Never know he might not move this summer and when his release clause kicks in summer of 2022 we could go back in at release clause price.
 

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If we didn't want to pay the agent fees a year ago when he was available for €20m plus agent fees, we're not going to pay them this summer when it will be €100m+. I just can't see us doing business with Raiola again for a while due to the way he flaps his gums over Pogba.
Would love to see Haaland here but I think it's not something our board will submit to in the current environment. You get the sense that our spending is going to be conservative this summer.
It wasn't the agent fee, it was the release clause.

They wanted a guaranteed release clause of 60m or whatever it was, no way would United agree to that.

They wanted Haaland to go to a stepping stone club and play regularly, and you can't say they've done it wrong. He's now a fully fledged star and every time in the world wants him.

I'm sure he would have made a similar impact at United also, but we would never put a clause like that in.
 

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Listen to the podcast. Its what the Dortmund coaching and mgmt team think allegedly.
What's their tier? It doesn't make sense at all. Haaland has without a doubt elevated his game since joining Dortmund, and as long as he's fit he plays every minute of every game.
 

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We should be doing the same thing. Putting what ever amount of money Chelsea is putting. We should even offered them Martial so they can have a forward ready to. Martial will do good on their team
Never will happen. Dortmund isn't about swap deals or paying massive fees and/or wages (Martial). It's about buy young players to developp then sell them for profit or losing them on a free if they want go to Bayern and they don't want it.
 

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Haaland should rightfully be top of our priorities going into the summer.

Unfortunately, I can't see us being top of his.
 

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:lol: I like this, no clichéd bullshit and it's not that he's uncomfortable doing the interview, he just seems to see them as the waste of hot air that they are 95% of the time. He's the Dolph of Striker's.
"If they die, they die."

He just seems vaguely amused by it all. That arrogance of youth! But it's EARNED arrogance I suppose.
 

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It wasn't the agent fee, it was the release clause.

They wanted a guaranteed release clause of 60m or whatever it was, no way would United agree to that.

They wanted Haaland to go to a stepping stone club and play regularly, and you can't say they've done it wrong. He's now a fully fledged star and every time in the world wants him.

I'm sure he would have made a similar impact at United also, but we would never put a clause like that in.
Pretty sure he could also be considered a start at RB before he moved to Dortmund. He was scoring more than 1 goal per game at RB in both the league and the UCL.
 

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Pretty sure he could also be considered a start at RB before he moved to Dortmund. He was scoring more than 1 goal per game at RB in both the league and the UCL.
Scoring loads in Austria isn't really that amazing as plenty of others scored well at RBS also - but his CL record was impressive.

It's clear though that no matter who he plays for, he's just the type of striker who will be a threat to anybody. With his size, speed and shooting ability the only way you can stop him is starve him of service.
 

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Would be shocked to see him go to Chelsea tbh, I think if we wanted it enough we could probably be top of the tree with regards to the PL with only City as real competition.

However I see him going nowhere this summer and come this time next year who knows which club will be where with which manager, titles or trophies won etc, all these things will be taking into account for players such as these.
 

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Would be shocked to see him go to Chelsea tbh, I think if we wanted it enough we could probably be top of the tree with regards to the PL with only City as real competition.

However I see him going nowhere this summer and come this time next year who knows which club will be where with which manager, titles or trophies won etc, all these things will be taking into account for players such as these.
Under Lampard no, under Tuchel I'm concerned
 

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Am I the only one who thinks that the absolute priorities are CB and CDM/CM?
What's the point in the golden roof if the foundation is fragile...

Besides that Haaland is just overrated
 

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Am I the only one who thinks that the absolute priorities are CB and CDM/CM?
What's the point in the golden roof if the foundation is fragile...
No mate in fairness I've been banging the CDM drum for a longgggggg time.

That said the emergence of Haaland recently has me wanting to prioritise his signing at the expense of everything else (if need be.) He's a generational talent, in a position we look relatively weak in this season in particular. Look at the vidoes of our missed chances on YouTube and imagine Haaland in our team, this season we would win the league with him imo.

Also there is no alternative to Haaland that would really improve us substantially in that position, there is a shortage of available top level strikers. Which adds a certain extra priority to going all out for Haaland. But I totally agree CB and DM are major issues, the latter more so than a CB imo.

You put a top DM in that midfield and the CB's we have will improve through having added protection, so if we had the capability of improving only one other position after signing Haaland I would choose Haaland and a DM... or worst case Haaland and nobody else.
 

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No mate in fairness I've been banging the CDM drum for a longgggggg time.

That said the emergence of Haaland recently has me wanting to prioritise his signing at the expense of everything else (if need be.) He's a generational talent, in a position we look relatively weak in this season in particular. Look at the vidoes of our missed chances on YouTube and imagine Haaland in our team, this season we would win the league with him imo.

Also there is no alternative to Haaland that would really improve us substantially in that position, there is a shortage of available top level strikers. Which adds a certain extra priority to going all out for Haaland. But I totally agree CB and DM are major issues, the latter more so than a CB imo.

You put a top DM in that midfield and the CB's we have will improve through having added protection, so if we had the capability of improving only one other position after signing Haaland I would choose Haaland and a DM... or worst case Haaland and nobody else.
Haaland and Zakaria and id be happy
 

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So many clubs are going to be vying for his signature this summer, the ones that stand out will be those who are most audacious with their contractual terms.

Personally, I’ve never had such a strong want for a player. He has all the qualities of so many strikers before him coalesced within one player. Literally any price tag would be worth it. The idea of having Haaland, Foden, Ferran, Sterling, Jesus and Bernardo as attacking options for the next seven eight years is absolutely mouthwatering.

Get it done, Txiki.
 
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Haaland and Zakaria and id be happy
Yeah I would be very happy with that, over the moon in fact.

Perhaps Kounde instead of Zakaria as the former I believe could do a job at both CM and DM. But saying that, it's a DM specialist we need so Zakaria would be the better option.

We've needed a top level DM for a long while. Matic had spells of good form but he's clearly on the downward spiral and we got him when he was past his peak.
 

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So many clubs are going to be vying for his signature this summer, the ones that stand out will be those who are most audacious with their contractual terms.

Personally, I’ve never had such a strong want for a player. He has all the qualities of so many strikers before him coalesced within one player. Literally any price tag would be worth it. The idea of having Haaland, Foden, Ferran, Sterling and Bernardo as attacking options for the next seven eight years is absolutely mouthwatering.

Get it done, Txiki.
That'll be the league wrapped up for 5 years unless Pep leaves. Hoping Poch crashes and burns at PSG and Pep fecks off there next year after (finally) winning a CL at a club that's not named Barcelona.
 

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Nailed on for City or Madrid. Other clubs may bid, but hes going to one of those 2.

We nearly had him before he went to Dortmund according to our club journo Matt Law, most of the deal between the 2 clubs and player was sorted. His agent's fee at the time scuppered it. He said most of the media noise was linking him to Utd, but behind the scenes it was actually us who were closest to getting him before Dortmund
 

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Scoring loads in Austria isn't really that amazing as plenty of others scored well at RBS also - but his CL record was impressive.

It's clear though that no matter who he plays for, he's just the type of striker who will be a threat to anybody. With his size, speed and shooting ability the only way you can stop him is starve him of service.
Maybe he's not a good fit for us. :nervous:
 

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Virus interview:

On Haaland
"Haaland will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: 'How long can we still enjoy them?' So everyone is looking for the new generation.

"Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy [Haaland] and give the platform you would like after you've been in Dortmund… and four of those clubs are in [England].

"I don't think there's a sports director or trainer in the world who would say 'not interested'. It's like saying: 'Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?'

On Pogba
"I just expressed an opinion (talking about Pogba's time being over at United), I didn't want to cause any problem," Raiola said.

"I don't think that it destabilised anybody, because they had a fantastic run and they were even first, for a period, in the league.

"Whenever I tell my opinion, everyone in England goes berserk, and I am the worst agent, or the best agent…and the clubs get so stressed from the public and journalists that I have learned not to talk much about it."
 

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Virus interview:

On Haaland
"Haaland will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: 'How long can we still enjoy them?' So everyone is looking for the new generation.

"Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy [Haaland] and give the platform you would like after you've been in Dortmund… and four of those clubs are in [England].

"I don't think there's a sports director or trainer in the world who would say 'not interested'. It's like saying: 'Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?'

On Pogba
"I just expressed an opinion (talking about Pogba's time being over at United), I didn't want to cause any problem," Raiola said.

"I don't think that it destabilised anybody, because they had a fantastic run and they were even first, for a period, in the league.

"Whenever I tell my opinion, everyone in England goes berserk, and I am the worst agent, or the best agent…and the clubs get so stressed from the public and journalists that I have learned not to talk much about it."
Since when?:lol:
 

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Am I the only one who thinks that the absolute priorities are CB and CDM/CM?
What's the point in the golden roof if the foundation is fragile...

Besides that Haaland is just overrated
Yep CB definitely. We can score goals. Another season out of Cavani. Improvements hopefully in Rashford and Greenwood. Also Diallo will weight in with some goals and assists.

I think cdm/cm is only addressed if pogba goes otherwise they will leave it alone for another year.
 

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I think any club shouldn't think twice before paying even 150m for Haaland. Along with Mbappe he is the greatest footballer for the decade to come. If Ronaldo sold for 80m in 09. Haaland will go for at least 100m today and at that price it will be a steal.
 

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Nailed on for City or Madrid. Other clubs may bid, but hes going to one of those 2.

We nearly had him before he went to Dortmund according to our club journo Matt Law, most of the deal between the 2 clubs and player was sorted. His agent's fee at the time scuppered it. He said most of the media noise was linking him to Utd, but behind the scenes it was actually us who were closest to getting him before Dortmund
I don't believe that for a second
 

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We should just do whatever it takes to sign Haaland.

Whoever he goes to will dominate that league for years to come.
 

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I wonder if Dortmund would consider taking Martial as part ex. for Haaland or Sancho?

I generally think part ex. deals are very unrealistic as there are too many moving parts, however, I think the move might appeal to all parties.
 

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I am confident that he will join us rather than City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Liverpool would be our biggest rival if they had a better team for the future. They are in decline, no doubt about it.