Inaki Williams

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  1. Aug 8, 2019

    Julian Denny Full Member

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    I cannot believe they are even considering this - assuming press reports are true of course. Williams might be a raw prospect but he's 25 for goodness sake and has scored 33 goals in 157 appearances for Bilbao - by no means a satisfactory rate for a striker. This smacks of a panic buy - of the "get anyone who might be available to replace Lukaku" variety. Cant be true can it? If United cant land a quality midfielder then we should stick with what we have and look at the whole thing as a two to three season re-build where the promising youngsters we have play an increasing role.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    If we're to sign a forward in the time remaining in the window, then I hope it's Inaki Williams over the likes of Mandzukic, Llorente, Ben Yedder, Dembele..
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    neilv93 New Member

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    Realistically I can't see it but price-aside, he fits the profile of what Ole has described wanting. Plus he's mainly been a RW throughout his career (until Aduriz couldn't play regularly and Inaki moved to ST). I'd love it if we sign him but too far-fetched IMO.
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    We aren't. He only moved to striker last season so looking at his goal tally for his whole career is pointless.
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    DamoK New Member

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    Sky sports confirmed earlier this wasn't happening a
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    Redfan94 New Member

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    What does willing to pay the release clause mean?

    You wouldn’t go into a shop and tell the person behind the till, “See this packet of crisps? I’m willing to pay what they cost”.

    You’d just pay it without announcing it.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    We arent paying 80m for a guy that's a pure speed merchant.

    This is a fantasy tale :lol:

    Why would we spend more money than we've received for a "world class" striker in Lukaku. Bonkers.
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    Hawks2008 Full Member

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    Ed should be made to do a shame walk if he pays this clause. Scattergun bullshit.
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    Betson Full Member

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    If true, reeks of desperation from a club that has no idea what it is doing and no real direction. So could well be true as that does sound like us.
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    DamoK New Member

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    Sky sports said it's not happening lads. Said we were interested this morning but looks like Mandzukic and that's it
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    Ikon Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Worringly accurate...:rolleyes:
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    Welbeckham Full Member

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    I don’t want him. I’m not convinced he’s better than Rashford and Martial. Not that it’s happening anyway.
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    ash_86 Full Member

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    Linked with United and ended up signing 9..yes NINE year contract. 135m release clause.
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    Jimmy_Bond New Member

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    Talk about the wrong mentality to succeed. Would have missed Bilbao within 20 minutes of landing.
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    Well with that release clause, they could give him 15 year contract doesnt matter, if he improves and reach that level, someone will pay the clause, specially with trend of current inflation.
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    pascell Full Member

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    Always felt the United link was for him to get a new contract, seems like it worked.
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    BlueHaze Full Member

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    135m clause? That's it then. He'll be stuck there for 9 years.
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    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    Thats a pretty lenghty contract to say the least.
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    izec Full Member

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    We also got linked with Neres and a day after he signed a new contract :lol:

    Good to see we are still getting used for contract renewals.
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    Crazy length of time, didn't Saul do the same thing there?
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    Santos J Full Member

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    Saul is at Atletico but yeah he signed a 9 year one in 2017.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    No, Atletico.
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    Athletico...duh!

    @Santos J thought as much, surely massively decreasing their leverage in future negotiations? Makes no sense, unless you wanted to pull a Bale.
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    Gandalf Full Member

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    Well damn, it is now going to cost us 135m to sign a player who wouldn't make the bench of our academy side, what are we to do?
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    starman Full Member

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    125m is not that much if he puts his game together. He certainly has the attributes to be a lethal attacker. If he doesnt he has job security at a decent level team for the rest of his career.

    But I honestly wont be surprised to see someone pay it. Hes strikes me as one of these players that everything will click for, for one season, and then he will drift off into obscurity after the move
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    You do realise that these players want to be stuck there, they love their club. There are a few if them have signed contracts to keep themselves there. They are Basque and it means something to them.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Is he a Basque?
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Yes he was born there in Bilbao. His parents are immigrants from Ghana.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Should have guessed from his first name. Basque as they come
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    Red Rash New Member

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    Isn't a 9 year contract bad for the player? At least if they sign a four or five year contract they are in a strong position to negotiate a higher salary after a couple of years.

    I would assume the sweet spot for contract length would be long enough for financial security but short enough to have negotiating power
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    decorativeed Full Member

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    Also, I would swap living in Manchester for living in Bilbao in a heartbeat, it's a fantastic city.
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    B20 HEY EVERYONE I IGNORE SOMEONE LOOK AT ME

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    Or, you know, the kind of admirable mentality that's in short supply in modern football. Loyalty.

    But yeah, let's crap on his mentality because he didn't want to join united.
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    El-Manos Full Member

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    Bilbao is a weird club.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    When did this happen?
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    We got linked with him right at the end of the window, but I think the new contract at Bilbao was already done and dusted anyway. They announced it yesterday, but contracts can take ages to be done, all the legal side etc. He will have agreed it ages ago. It was just papers linking us with anyone at the end to make last day more interesting. Inaki did not turn us down and we did not seriously go after him. Just paper talk.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Exactly. It was just paper talk.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    Still brilliant to see one around with homegrown ethos in the globalisation age of football.

    Bilbao were only a point away from making europa league last season so in pure football sense limited difference to Man. United at this moment in time.
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    stepic Full Member

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    he can renegotiate his salary
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    El-Manos Full Member

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    What? Says who? Who says we were even interested ?
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    He can end up being an 80m player and will not get a move to a bigger club. He has put himself in a bad contract. It's not like with Saul who did it with a team that makes strides to surpass the big 2.

    It's the same as Zaha last year. He got excited by a raise in salary and forgot that his greed might stand in the way of his ambitions. Now no one would dare pay what Palace want.