Kalidou Koulibaly - part deux

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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Nah. I'm so confident that he isn't moving this window that if he does, the caf can vote on a new tagline for me.

    Why would France Football know about a Senegalese footballer moving from an Italian club to an English one? Plus, it mentions a deal would come close to 100M - but the contract he signed in summer had a 100M clause which was removed when he signed another contract in December so if anything a deal would be more expensive than stick to around the same price.
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    Trizy New Member

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    €100m could buy Toby and De Ligt.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    He could be our Van Dijk, I have faith in that.

    The rest of our team is pretty strong, but CB is a clear weakness.

    Having a man mountain that's actually good at defending and very quick, what more can you ask? Oh yeah, he's left footed and plays on the left!

    I'd sell Rojo, Jones and get this guy in straight away. It's huge money but he's the standout candidate.
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    Infra-red Full Member

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    "Man mountain" isn't quite accurate - he's 1.87m (same height as Lindelof/Bailly). He's also right-footed (although does play as a LCB).
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Pogba will seal the deal, sooner or later.
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    sideshow_bob Full Member

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    Agree with everything except that Koulibaly isn't left footed. He does play lcb though.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Get this man, at all costs.
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    youmeletsfly Full Member

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    Newspapers are speculating around the racism story, that he's upset and so on. It's not a miracle that rumors intensified after the incident.

    He's a beast of a CB, but I just don't see us spending 80-100 mil on him with a temp manager in charge.

    We can also use the classic excuse : he's too good of an option for us to consider. :D
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Fair enough, he is right footed, but very 2 footed. He's taller than Lindelof and Bailly 100%
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    He didn't sign anything in December, but I agree overall. His last extension was in September.
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    Rolaholic Full Member

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    Real can feck off
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    There was an interview with Koulibaly to Sky Italia in late December where he said he signed a new one and wasn't going anywhere.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Did he definitely sign a new contract?
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Yes I know but what I was saying is that the extension was in September, even if the interview was in December.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    That was before the racism incidents?
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    Koulibaly was born in France and played for the French youth teams before opting to represent Senegal. He began his professional career at Metz too in 2010.

    I can see why FF would have information regarding Koulibaly to be fair...
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    Floyd Doesn't like his Tagline played with

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    From Wiki:

    "As Koulibaly was born in France to Senegalese parents, he was eligible to represent both nations at international level, and initially played for the France national under-20 football team. He later made his senior debut with Senegal in 2015. "
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    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    According to Transfermarkt he has a contract untill 30.06.2023. That's very long. He'll cost a fortune for sure. But we knew that already. He'll easily cost more than VVD did.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    Because he is french.
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    ErranMorad New Member

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    If Real are ready to offer that amount, why would Napoli accept less? How does that even come into picture?

    Some of these headlines/tweets are so ridiculous. :lol:
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    I said to myself i wouldn't - but this is the one transfer this January that i want to get all muppety about.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    Yes, in September.

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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    Kalidou it? No he can't.
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Would want to have him rather than couple of 30+ cb like er did before..
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    He reminds me a lot of Thuram in that he is very agile, ridiculously quick and powerful. I think he'd be the perfect foil for Lindelof.
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    Floyd Doesn't like his Tagline played with

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    Or de Ligt:drool:
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Where the feck have you been? :D
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    I'm sort of on the De Ligt train now.
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    I'd rather we get De Ligt. Just going to be an incredible player in my opinion.
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    Morpheus 7 Full Member

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    I don't doubt we are interested but there really is nothing concrete so far. Be a huge deal to bring him here money wise. Call me sceptical but I doubt them Glazer's will go that big. It will mean offloading someone, which should happen but that realistically happen?

    We couldn't give Darmian away to someone who wanted him in the Summer. Jose was a problem no doubt, we are in need of a CB though. The Glazers didn't invest in the summer properly, nothing as changed in the deeper problems at the club. Chelsea and arsenal are looking to invest this window, we are behind them in the league. Pay the money now and get this top 4 and it will save money in the long run. Koulibaly would make a huge difference.
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    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    Koulibaly will still be at Napoli at the end of this month, I am fairly sure.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    If there was any truth to this, Darmian would go the other way. We rejected an offer from Napoli in the summer, for whatever strange reason.
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    I had been thinking the same, but De Ligt will probably have his pick of clubs and the more I see of Alderweireld this season, the more I'm convinced he is physically compromised - he just doesn't look quite right.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    All those injuries take their toll in the end. He's a good player but we cannot afford to buy another expensive dud. I'd rather we stop skimping and go for Koulibaly/De Ligt.

    Pogba seems pretty friendly with Koulibaly, and i'm sure with the recent abuse he won't be sad to leave Italy.
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    Does De Ligt play on the left too?

    If so then it should be either him or koulibaly we go for.
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    are we camping out here? is this the muppet center for january and possibly summer ?:D
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    Sanche7 Full Member

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    Not to mention, buying both of them would require an outlay of 150 million plus.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Agreed, people keep throwing his name out because he's experienced and will have a £25M buyout clause in the summer, but he's looked Schweinsteigered this season to me, and the qualities he does have don't fit with Lindelof so Smalling would still be starting as one of the CB's has to be good in the air.

    He's one of the most comfortably 2 footed players around from what I've seen.
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    Yeah it doesn't make sense buying both if they both play on the left.