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Probably has a bit to do with the last seven years. Watching city and Liverpool romp to title wins. United not being involved in a single title race. Constant false dawns and the fact we’re still only 15 games into the season and only four points off ninth. The fact a lot of United fans simply just do not think Ole has it in his locker to lead a team to a title. If there’s any fanbase that will understandably have pessimism at this moments it’s most certainly ours. Especially as the likes of Chelsea and Spurs have been top this year gotten all giddy and the wheels have subsequently fallen off.
But is it necessary for people to loudly trumpet their insecurities and inability to live in the moment to the extent that it drowns out, y'know, football fans looking to celebrate a win?

Sorry all, off topic.

I like Aarons. Not absolutely guaranteed to step it up a gear if he moved to a big club, but certainly worth a punt at age 20/21. If Ole has decided he doesn't like Dalot, this is very much the same thing but with less continental glitter and more known quantity.
 

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Why would they take it ? They rejected 10-12 m for Lewis in Summer who is an inferior talent to Aarons. We are probably talking 30m +
Mates a Norwich fan and he would have strongly disagreed with you last year. Lewis was arguably better last season.
 

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I think it woul;d be closer to £40M hes proven in the PL, still young, you will have competition for this signature.
Nobody is paying 40m for Aarons in a covid market - there is no “competition” at that price. Lewis went for 15m and there is still no crowd money on the horizon. 20m was the mooted fee when Barcelona and Bayern wanted him.
 

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If we get Aarons and hes better than Bissaka (which apparently is why were buying him), would Bissaka then want a move? We only paid £50 mill last season and we wouldnt get our money back. Hes a one trick pony with his last ditch tackle. His positioning and attacking prowess are virtually non existant.
 

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If we get Aarons and hes better than Bissaka (which apparently is why were buying him), would Bissaka then want a move? We only paid £50 mill last season and we wouldnt get our money back. Hes a one trick pony with his last ditch tackle. His positioning and attacking prowess are virtually non existant.
Why would he? He'll still play, he has a very different skill set. We'd probably use him in the big games as he keeps people quiet all game. I also think he has a future as the right-sided defender in a back 3.
 

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Why would he? He'll still play, he has a very different skill set. We'd probably use him in the big games as he keeps people quiet all game. I also think he has a future as the right-sided defender in a back 3.
Maybe for this.
As for keeping people quiet, thats ok when he is close one on one, but its his positioning that has led to many goals from the oppos left due to him being out of position, sometimes after our attacks.
 

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How much is this rumoured to cost? I hindsight, we were taken to the cleaners by Palace for AWB.
 

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Pay 20 and send them Williams for 18 months. If he doesn’t improve under Fark then you’ll know his level.
 

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I know thy are trying to win the championship but if we could loan them Williams + 1 other (Lingard/Jones/Rojo/Mengi - whoever) then surely they would be in a much better position. I also dont see why any of them wouldn't go on loan for a few months. Get some football under their belt and possibly get a Championship medal.
 

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Nobody is paying 40m for Aarons in a covid market - there is no “competition” at that price. Lewis went for 15m and there is still no crowd money on the horizon. 20m was the mooted fee when Barcelona and Bayern wanted him.
Everton want him, he will go for between £30 - £40M. Lewis isn't English, and Newcastle aren't United.
 

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Nobody is mentioning the (probably quite high) possibility that Norwich are in a difficult financial position. I dont think we have really seen a noteworthy COVID bargain yet anywhere in the market, but i also don't think that during the summer clubs expected another full season with gate receipts.

£15m might not be the valuation that they put in this player, but it could be a number that they can't say no to at this moment in time.
 

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Nobody is mentioning the (probably quite high) possibility that Norwich are in a difficult financial position. I dont think we have really seen a noteworthy COVID bargain yet anywhere in the market, but i also don't think that during the summer clubs expected another full season with gate receipts.

£15m might not be the valuation that they put in this player, but it could be a number that they can't say no to at this moment in time.
They won’t sell right now. Give them Jones or TFM or Williams and they might
 

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Haven't seen Aarons this season but I just had a look at his numbers and I'm not impressed either defensively or offensively. Especially in the Championship I would expect very good stats and his aren't even good. Think we should be looking elsewhere based on that.
 

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Godfrey is English. Just as highly rated. Didn’t go for anything close to 40m.
When United is involved you can expect to pay more, Godfrey went for an initial £20M rising to £25M, Arron's to United will be over £30M. It is still a good price for a very good attacking full back.
 

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Haven't seen Aarons this season but I just had a look at his numbers and I'm not impressed either defensively or offensively. Especially in the Championship I would expect very good stats and his aren't even good. Think we should be looking elsewhere based on that.
So without even watching him this season and just looking at some numbers on a screen, you're ruling him out. Fair.
 

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Nobody is mentioning the (probably quite high) possibility that Norwich are in a difficult financial position. I dont think we have really seen a noteworthy COVID bargain yet anywhere in the market, but i also don't think that during the summer clubs expected another full season with gate receipts.

£15m might not be the valuation that they put in this player, but it could be a number that they can't say no to at this moment in time.
I fail to see how they are in a difficult financial position.

They spent very little last season, sold a few players over the past 2 seasons for big money and still have the PL money from last season along with the parachute payments.
 

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They won’t sell right now. Give them Jones or TFM or Williams and they might
They just wouldn't. The idea that lower clubs will accept our rejects works only in video games. I'm not even going to talk about the wages now.

Aarons is key to how they play and they need similar players who can come in and do the job. Its January and so , unless they receive a high offer they just aren't going to sell.
 

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If we get Aarons, I don't see a future for Brandon at the club.

Hopefully I'm wrong.
 

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How quick is he? Can't tell from the videos and can't remember from how shite Norwich were last year
 

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If we get Aarons, I don't see a future for Brandon at the club.

Hopefully I'm wrong.
I agree but Aarons is better than Brandon currently. The smart move would be to let him go on loan for a couple of years where he’ll get game time, especially because I don’t think any of us (and I have a hint including Ole) are that convinced by AWB. That gives us a chance to assess our options when all have had plenty of first team football
 

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I'd love us to sign Aarons, or someone of a similar ilk, and just have a go at playing AWB at RCB. I suspect he'll do better there, same as Shaw always looks better at LCB in a back five.

Obviously with a back four we need a right back who is more competent with the ball. Especially if we're not going to have a ready-made world class right winger ahead of them.
 

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They just wouldn't. The idea that lower clubs will accept our rejects works only in video games. I'm not even going to talk about the wages now.

Aarons is key to how they play and they need similar players who can come in and do the job. Its January and so , unless they receive a high offer they just aren't going to sell.
Williams is being targeted by Southampton & Leverkusen and both teams plays attacking full backs. If they need attacking full back who can come in and do the job, Williams suits for the replacement. If the transfer fee is the issue then that’s different discussion.
 

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They just wouldn't. The idea that lower clubs will accept our rejects works only in video games. I'm not even going to talk about the wages now.

Aarons is key to how they play and they need similar players who can come in and do the job. Its January and so , unless they receive a high offer they just aren't going to sell.
Our rejects would be the best players in the Championship
 

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If we get Aarons and hes better than Bissaka (which apparently is why were buying him), would Bissaka then want a move? We only paid £50 mill last season and we wouldnt get our money back. Hes a one trick pony with his last ditch tackle. His positioning and attacking prowess are virtually non existant.
I think we are probably looking for a Shaw /telles situation