Kalidou Koulibaly - part deux

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by Sassy Colin, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Aug 2, 2019

    Fer Full Member

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    Why Koulibaly is not that good? Just because we are not signing him?

    IMO the big clubs like Real Madrid would prefer Koulibaly than Maguire. But I have to agree that both centerbacks are overpriced.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    beingshe7don Full Member

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    I watched the original interview and De Laurentiis was just being frivolous. Koulibaly is not 3 times better than Maguire. I would have loved to have gotten Koulibaly instead but it worked out best that we got Maguire based on his age and not requiring much time to get adjusted to the league. We definitely overpaid for Maguire. I thought last year's evaluation of 60m at the age of 24 was perfect. We did pay 20m extra. Also, Koulibaly is at best worth 100m.
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    Patrick08 New Member

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    prateik Full Member

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    And ~75m for Lukaku.


    Also, I like how its now 85m.. sure he meant euros.. but espn reported it as £85m. Quality journalism as always,
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    Cool, mate, keep the cnut then. Congratulations!

    You’ll continue to win feck all and he’ll be off for peanuts in a couple of years. Nobody will remember any of this.

    What is it with these wankstains that think pricing a player out of a move is such a great talent? You don’t want to sell, great don’t then. You’re my hero!
  7. Aug 16, 2019 at 09:34

    Redcy Full Member

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    Report is that we offered 82m for koulibaly to Napoli who flat rejected it. Before we moved on to maguire. As has been discussed they were looking for 125m+
  8. Aug 16, 2019 at 10:24

    Ikon Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Sounds like sour grapes from De Laurentiis.
    My take on his comments, he fully expected to be able to squeeze United, for in excess of £100m, but United switched to an alternative, and he has missed out on a massive cash windfall.
  9. Aug 16, 2019 at 10:44

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    It's a shame he seems very happy in Napoli and hasn't pushed for a move really.

    Although perhaps we could get him next year... Could you imagine a Maguire/Koulibaly partnership :drool:
  10. Aug 16, 2019 at 10:55

    Revan Assumptionman

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    We are not gonna spend 100m in defense next season after spending 130m this summer. Other areas (midfield and right-wing) will take priority.
  11. Aug 16, 2019 at 10:58

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    I know, I was just joking about.

    I'd rather spend the money on Sancho personally, but we can all dream :drool: (or play football manager)
  12. Aug 17, 2019 at 21:55

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    ADL (as we in Italy call him) is quite the character. He made his millions in the film industry, so he has quite the flair for the theatrics.

    I do believe Koulibaly is a superior CB to Maguire, but you still did the right thing. Less risk for you with the player not changing leagues, having to learn a new language, etc. Italians (and most Europeans) are struggling to grasp the new transfer fees we're seeing in England because our revenues are so far behind yours.

    To the person who commented on Higuain: he was 100% worth the 90 million Juventus paid for him. Only two players in the last 60 years have scored 30+ goals in Serie A. When you have the ability to sign one of those players from your primary title contender, it's a no brainier. ADL is a frugal owner. Juventus knew ADL would not adequately replace Higuain, and they were right. They spent 35 million on Milik and have needed a more physical striker ever since.