Kalidou Koulibaly - part deux

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  1. Jul 20, 2019

    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    I dare say the vast majority on the cafe haven't anyway.
    They just peddle how he'd be a top buy based on rumour and glamour.
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    Andersonson New Member

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    On par with Lindelof I'd say. Bailey i wouldnt know. Alot better than Bailly though
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    Patrick08 New Member

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    Yes, of course its soft with those 3, but I do hope Matic is benched for Longstaff.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    I don't believe there was a 90-95m offer that was rejected at any point. Has this been verified by anyone credible?

    I also don't believe that the only way they'd sell is if someone offered 120-150m for him. Do people honestly think Napoli would turn down 90m for a centre back?

    Still hoping we are in for him.
  5. Jul 20, 2019

    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    We will have something to talk about on Monday.
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    worldinmotion66 Full Member

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    He's not weak in the air, he's just not one of the best in the World. He is still competent, and we can always play Smalling if we need aerial power against a team such as Burnley, for example. The idea that you need someone good in the air at the expense of pace and defensive ability, in this day and age, is completely lost on me. Lindelof needs a more pacey partner than Maguire, especially if we press higher and consequently play higher up the pitch. Teams targeted Maguire in the World Cup for this very reason.

    Smalling, Lindelof and Koulibaly give us everything we need, and can all play and complement one another. Jones is likely to also stay because he is English, and Tuanzebe is a good prospect - he seems to have all the necessary attributes but is too inexperienced and raw to rely on consistently. I'd move Rojo and Bailly on if possible.
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    Rolaholic Full Member

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    Here we go...again?
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    Decomposing In Paris Full Member

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    The only player I can think of that might be available who could arguably be the equal of Van Dyke... and play left CB. If we're going to break a World Record for a defender (and I rate Maguire) I'd prefer it was on Koulibaly.
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    Sanche7 Full Member

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    Nah, they already rejected an 80 mill bid from us (allegedly) and now with the window closing in a few days, they will know we are desperate. It will take 100 mill plus minimum
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    romufc Full Member

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    If we are paying £90m for Maguire - It would be worth putting a £90 plus add on's to Napoli.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    I couldn’t agree more.
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    Alemar Full Member

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    Isn’t it a bit late to “schedule an appointment with the agent”? The deal itself needs to be negotiated with the club too, and paperwork prepared...
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    House Mkhitaryan New Member

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    If we are willing to pay £80M for Maguire, we should be willing to pay £100M for Koulibaly.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Koulibaly’s agent isn’t the one we need to be scheduling meetings with, Napoli are the problem!
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    stepic Full Member

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    most likely an attempt at putting pressure on Leicester.
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    yamo123x Full Member

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    yawn
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    Kalidou isn't all that good.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Neither are you (or your mum) :yawn:
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    Alemar Full Member

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    And who is better then? Regardless of the price and availability
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    Maybe if we sign Dybala for next to nothing (Lukaku plus small fee), the extra money that would have gone to Fernandes has been added to the defender pot... ie Maguire plus what Fernandes would have cost.

    #randomconspiracytheory
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    Bastian Full Member

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    I doubt you’ve watched him play.
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    Not sure what my dead mother has to do with all of this.
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    Harabo New Member

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    Koulibaly is a better player than Harry Maguire, indeed the only rival of VVD atm. The only question would be how he will adapt to EPL and if there will be any language barrier? The guy we need has to command our defence, hope he speaks English.
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    Regardless of availability, that's going to be a long list.

    Not sure why so many in here rate him so highly, his positioning and general awareness is dodgy but he makes up for it with his physical attributes. What we need is someone that can actually lead the rest of the numpties in the back 4, I'd rather see us overpay for a certain England defender rather than overpaying for Kalidou, which we'd instantly regret.

    Not to mention that it isn't without reason that Napoli have been faking interest and bids
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    lsd Full Member

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    You are joking right ? He is ten times the defender Maguire is
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    No.

    But his name is so much cooler.
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    romufc Full Member

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    The reason they are looking at another option is because a certail PL club is not willing to negotiate and keeps changing the goal post.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Clearly my post was not meant to offend, for which I apologise.

    I almost did the same thing with my nephew's fiancee the other day, although the deceased in this case was her kitten which has passed away, from some sort of virus, the week before. Fortunately my sister put me straight before I had the chance to put my foot in it.
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    UncleBob Full Member

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    It's not Kalidou.

    Napoli love talking about his value, like claiming they've turned down £91mill offers (from us as well) for him. They'd love it if someone actually made a bid even close to that, he'd be shifted so fast you wouldn't have time to google how to spell his last name.
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    romufc Full Member

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    It is getting to a point where it is getting pathetic to be honest. I hope we get Maguire but the way it is going I am not holding my breath.
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    Only way this happens is if Napoli and entered the race for Lukaku
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    Lash Full Member

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    Lukaku has become the key to everything, how ironic
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Trying to sign a prized Napoli player is like trying to pull you teeth. He will cost£100m+.
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    The Cat Doesn't know his own mobile number

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    Luky us.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Dodgy positioning? I’ve watched him and Maguire, and in those terms I’d say he’s the better player. Maybe his outstanding physique gives way to such false perceptions.
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Nothing but an attempt at pressuring Leicester to make a deal.
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    yardieUnited New Member

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    Spot on regarding his positioning and general awareness, then people compare him to VVD when they are different type of Centerbacks.

    Out of Koulibaly and Maguire, Maguire would be the closest to VVD.
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    Alemar Full Member

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    No Koulibaly, so it seems...
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    prateik Full Member

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    Napoli missed out on a pay day. Sucks to be them..