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Wish we would do something similar with Jadon or Varane but never gonna happen
Sancho is the next signing for the scousers. Konate, Sancho and a young striker are the ones they hope to have in the bag before the transfer window opens.
 

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Because we’re not bothered about improving the team/signing the right players for the right prices
In what way a injury prone Player with limited body of work is the right player for right price when he is costing 35 m.
35 m release clause paid upfront in this financial Climate when Cash flows have been seriously impacted for a player who has hardly played in last 2 season and may not even be better than our Current CB's isn't prudent and you can't blame Club for not going for him.
It's a big gamble rather keep Bailly and Jones if we are so keen to keep our medical staff busy.
 

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In what way a injury prone Player with limited body of work is the right player for right price when he is costing 35 m.
35 m release clause paid upfront in this financial Climate when Cash flows have been seriously impacted for a player who has hardly played in last 2 season and may not even be better than our Current CB's isn't prudent and you can't blame Club for not going for him.
It's a big gamble rather keep Bailly and Jones if we are so keen to keep our medical staff busy.
He’s definitely better than most just his fitness is a huge question
 

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Why's everyone got their knickers in a twist over this transfer? Could you imagine if we spent £35m on a CB with an injury record worse than bailly's? There's no way we could ever gamble on this lad.
 

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Why's everyone got their knickers in a twist over this transfer? Could you imagine if we spent £35m on a CB with an injury record worse than bailly's? There's no way we could ever gamble on this lad.
It's closer to 30m I think, which for his potential is extremely modest. His injury record is a concern, but at that price, given his quality and age is quite a tasty deal.
 

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It's closer to 30m I think, which for his potential is extremely modest. His injury record is a concern, but at that price, given his quality and age is quite a tasty deal.
Sure, for someone who can take on that risk, but if we were waste another 30m on another CB who wont help us, it would be utterly criminal. No one could seriously say we should be taking such a risk.

I think a lot of people are viewing this transfer in the eyes that it all works out rosy, which is by no means a given.
 

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Sure, for someone who can take on that risk, but if we were waste another 30m on another CB who wont help us, it would be utterly criminal. No one could seriously say we should be taking such a risk.

I think a lot of people are viewing this transfer in the eyes that it all works out rosy, which is by no means a given.
I know what you're saying. I agree that we have to get it right. Outside of Varane, I don't really know what sure bet is left. Upamecano would have been the one, in my view. People rave about Pau Torres, but I haven't really seen enough. It's all academic with Konate anyway, he's heading to the scouse.
 

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Why's everyone got their knickers in a twist over this transfer? Could you imagine if we spent £35m on a CB with an injury record worse than bailly's? There's no way we could ever gamble on this lad.
There were meltdowns over Minamino, likewise Keita. Let's just see jow it works out.
 

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I know what you're saying. I agree that we have to get it right. Outside of Varane, I don't really know what sure bet is left. Upamecano would have been the one, in my view. People rave about Pau Torres, but I haven't really seen enough. It's all academic with Konate anyway, he's heading to the scouse.
Yeah, it's tough. Varane would definitely be the best option, but hence the pretty penny you have to pay for him.

I hope he fails miserably :D
 

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When I’ve seen him play he’s honestly not been particularly good. I know you are paying for potential and he’s only 21, but I haven’t been as impressed as most on here seemingly. His injury record is awful too. Lot of question marks over this transfer.
 

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May this signing be as successful as Keita’s.
Hopefully. It's incredible that they have 3 CBs out for the season and they take a punt on another who has virtually been out for the past two seasons. :eek:

As mentioned we could and should never have made the gamble since our CBs are just as fragile. Bailly, Tuanzebe and Jones don't need another treatment room bestie.
 

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Why are people pressed over this signing? 35 mill on Bailly the 2nd (we're selling the original). As far as I'm concerned Leipzig are discreetly rubbing their hands behind closed doors over a more than welcome trade-off.
 

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Hopefully. It's incredible that they have 3 CBs out for the season and they take a punt on another who has virtually been out for the past two seasons. :eek:

As mentioned we could and should never have made the gamble since our CBs are just as fragile. Bailly, Tuanzebe and Jones don't need another treatment room bestie.
Yep, we don’t have the luxury of taking another risk/punt when it comes to injury concerns.
 

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Anybody who knows if he was subbed off because of an injury or any other reason?
 

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Why's everyone got their knickers in a twist over this transfer? Could you imagine if we spent £35m on a CB with an injury record worse than bailly's? There's no way we could ever gamble on this lad.
Grass is always greener. He’s played 20 league matches in the past two seasons. It’s mental stuff on here
 

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Grass is always greener. He’s played 20 league matches in the past two seasons. It’s mental stuff on here
It's not even grass is greener, I feel like people can't even know much about him if they're willing to overlook his injury record.
 

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Konate is a good defender but too much of a gamble given his injuries he has sustained throughout his career. It's a risky decision given that Gomez is also injury prone. Bundesliga doesn't seem physically challenging either so with a heightened emphasis of this in English football it could back fire. Only time will tell.
 

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It’s unusual to sub off a cb unless he’s playing dogshit or you’re protecting an injury
Yes agree. He was subbed for Upamecano at half time which is a bit strange sub to make at 0-0. Maybe they just wanted to play both CBs.
 

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Bailey showed more before he joined us.
You think so? I thought he was a relative unknown, and had played quite a bit at right back too. I confess, I didn't know anything about Bailly before he was bought.