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Brighton would be as good a choice you can make as a stepping stone if he’s trying to get to United down the line. He gets to “prove himself” in the same league, settle in the same country, play in a team that doesn’t park the bus, and for a club that most likely won’t price him out of a future big move (as opposed to clubs like West Ham/Leicester/Villa/Everton).

If all his quotes we read throughout this saga are true (that he wants to get to United but only when he’s ready) then I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that we were in for him but he wanted to take a smaller step first. If that is the case then fair play to the lad, he’s got some balls.
Spot on.
 

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Because the player and Brighton have a say in what happens to them? It’s not our god-given right just to do what we want with human beings.
I applaud you for giving a serious reply to that question.

Imagining Ole on the phone to Potter: ‘I’ve got an incredible deal for you...’
 

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He's not decent. If he reports something it's nearly as good as the clubs or agents speaking


It's the nature of the job. You can choose to question, them, or believe them, it doesn't really matter until a transfer is official/not happening. Their job is to get information from people informed of what is going on and report that. Nobody's ever going to know everything about every transfer and always be reliable on every single transfer. Hells, the nature of their job means at times their sources will deliberately lie to them


Because it is. At least to me. Why would people get so hung up about following transfer news...
Ok you’ve fallen hook line and sinker by the looks bud.

I’ll just ask you to consider how little old Romano in Italy knows the inside of a cats arseh@le when it comes to transfers of teenagers in Ecuador...

He doesn’t. They can’t even figure out who the kids actual agent is. But of course whoever is the agent just dropped Romano a txt so he can keep his followers happy.

He’s lying about that transfer and many others which makes everything he says questionable. There’s a difference between having a bit of inside info and it turning out to be wrong, that’s fine, but he claims to know about EVERY transfer which is laughable.
 
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Romano had a great run for a while but hes been wrong A LOT recently. Hes starting to become the teletext rumours page :lol:
 

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Romano can feck off there's a new ITK on the scene. All hail Vito Angele. And welcome to Manchester United, Soumare :devil:
 

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Ok you’ve fallen hook line and sinker by the looks bud.

I’ll just ask you to consider how little old Romano in Italy knows the inside of a cats arseh@le when it comes to transfers of teenagers in Ecuador...
i don't care. I know which transfers he's reliable for, everything else, i don't care about it. just wait and see, is that really that hard?
 

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It would make sense that he’s decent on Italian transfer news.

That would be fine. It’s when both of them claim to know about every single transfer story.

If they lie about one thing surely you have to question anything you read from them? So why is it weird?

We should question it rather than blindly follow them like sheep when they both have blatantly claimed to be itk on every single transfer.

This place is whipped into a frenzy whenever this blag artist tweets about a transfer.
Here's a better approach than yours

Instead of getting upset when Romano tweets, look at the tweet and see if there is information in it. If there is no info as with caicedo transfer , ignore it. If there is information in it, take it on board.
 

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i don't care. I know which transfers he's reliable for, everything else, i don't care about it. just wait and see, is that really that hard?
You ‘know which transfers he’s reliable for’?

Which implies you know he makes up a lot of his tweets, so you simply cannot know which tweets are reliable.

Unless the mere fact he’s Italian means he’s reliable in Italy. Like Custis is for the UK.
 

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Here's a better approach than yours

Instead of getting upset when Romano tweets, look at the tweet and see if there is information in it. If there is no info as with caicedo transfer , ignore it. If there is information in it, take it on board.
I don’t get upset with his tweets, what irks is the naive way posters take his word as gospel and litter the transfer pages off the back of his bullsh*t

People also allow themselves to get their hopes up massively off the back of his nonsense.

Your welcome to believe him, I place more factual reliability in the Harry Potter books.

Let’s leave it there.
 

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You ‘know which transfers he’s reliable for’?

Which implies you know he makes up a lot of his tweets, so you simply cannot know which tweets are reliable.

Unless the mere fact he’s Italian means he’s reliable in Italy. Like Custis is for the UK.
He's very reliable within italian football because his track record says so
 

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He's very reliable within italian football because his track record says so
I agree I’d lend more weight to his Italian related tweets, to an extent, but it’s not Italian football tweets that we’re dealing with here daily on the caf, it’s the rest of his nonsense.

It would be more believable if he only focussed on Italian moves but he doesn’t, far feckin from it.
 

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Samuel Luckhurst:"The MEN understands talks over a move for Caicedo, 19, were compromised by the involvement of various intermediaries and a source told the MEN the deal became 'too messy' for United to proceed."


"Another source revealed Caicedo was willing to work with whoever could engineer a transfer to United and described negotiations as a 'clusterf---'. United were wary of the number of intermediaries at an early stage of discussions".
 

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Samuel Luckhurst:"The MEN understands talks over a move for Caicedo, 19, were compromised by the involvement of various intermediaries and a source told the MEN the deal became 'too messy' for United to proceed."


"Another source revealed Caicedo was willing to work with whoever could engineer a transfer to United and described negotiations as a 'clusterf---'. United were wary of the number of intermediaries at an early stage of discussions".
Seems a sensible stance to me. There could have been major problems further down the line.
 

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Samuel Luckhurst:"The MEN understands talks over a move for Caicedo, 19, were compromised by the involvement of various intermediaries and a source told the MEN the deal became 'too messy' for United to proceed."


"Another source revealed Caicedo was willing to work with whoever could engineer a transfer to United and described negotiations as a 'clusterf---'. United were wary of the number of intermediaries at an early stage of discussions".
I always find reports like this weird. Think 90% of them are probably bull and just a way of the press back tracking a story to make it seem like they weren’t wrong or duped by agents. Just United changed their mind due to complications in negotiations.

If United wanted him and the fee requested isn’t insane then there aren’t going to be any complications.

Watch West Ham or someone now pull this off with relative ease.
 

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It's staggering that a 19 year old playing in Ecuador ends up getting into such a tangled web of representatives etc.
I think the culture around representation is a lot more informal in other parts of the world, especially South America, and it doesn't translate well into the systems and expected way of doing things that many European leagues have. I think owning percentages of players is a big thing there. And let's be honest, agents in Europe can operate in very dubious ways at the best of times.

I also wonder if the fact it was Utd interested meant it quickly got out of hand? I'm sure we tried to keep it quiet, but someone obviously leaked the interest with such a famous club being involved.

I know Real Madrid have made big signings form South America in recent years, but they've mostly dealt with Brazilian clubs. Bigger League, bigger deal, likely more professional to deal with.

I was always dubious about our interest, don't think he would have got much game time initially. If the deal then became drawn out and convoluted then I don't think it's entirely ridiculous to believe we distanced ourselves and moved on to other targets.
 

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Samuel Luckhurst:"The MEN understands talks over a move for Caicedo, 19, were compromised by the involvement of various intermediaries and a source told the MEN the deal became 'too messy' for United to proceed."


"Another source revealed Caicedo was willing to work with whoever could engineer a transfer to United and described negotiations as a 'clusterf---'. United were wary of the number of intermediaries at an early stage of discussions".
How hard is it to contact his club and try and get in touch with the player directly.. and talk to any one agent he mentions.

I never understand how these things work.

The player was willing to hire anyone who could engineer a move to United.. great.. send Fergie's son over .
 

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I always find reports like this weird. Think 90% of them are probably bull and just a way of the press back tracking a story to make it seem like they weren’t wrong or duped by agents. Just United changed their mind due to complications in negotiations.

If United wanted him and the fee requested isn’t insane then there aren’t going to be any complications.

Watch West Ham or someone now pull this off with relative ease.
If West Ham are serious you’d see something concrete by now. Same with Brighton.

If problems exist with intermediaries then what makes you think any English club is getting involved
 

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is part ownership still a thing? Maybe a number of agents have a stake in him and are trying to cash in.
 

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I’ll never understand how FIFA or UEFA allow players to have a percentage of them owned by one person and another percentage by another and so on, surely one player should only be allowed to be represented by one person or one company instead of 25% here and 15% there.

Goes back to Tevez and Maschaerano and I think Denilson too with them being part owned by other people and companies, I know it’s mainly a South American thing but it’s madness and should be outlawed immediately by the football governing bodies.
 

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I always find reports like this weird. Think 90% of them are probably bull and just a way of the press back tracking a story to make it seem like they weren’t wrong or duped by agents. Just United changed their mind due to complications in negotiations.

If United wanted him and the fee requested isn’t insane then there aren’t going to be any complications.

Watch West Ham or someone now pull this off with relative ease.
No, it's true. I've known of the various reps line for a few weeks now (the first time was a few days after the initial reports were coming out of Ecuador) so this report isn't something that is being made up after the fact as an excuse.
 

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If West Ham are serious you’d see something concrete by now. Same with Brighton.

If problems exist with intermediaries then what makes you think any English club is getting involved
Because there probably isn’t any problems. Pretty much every South American kid has multiple owners As such. Smaller clubs let them move but keep a part ownership. Guys who help them get to clubs keep part ownerships. Sponsers keep part ownerships.

Its just a case of paying them off. That’s how it works. So like I said, if United want him and they deem the fee it’s going to take as affordable then no issue.

Personally I’ve always felt like if we even really showed intrest it was probably as a back up option to someone like Soumare or even a crack at Camavinga.
 
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is part ownership still a thing? Maybe a number of agents have a stake in him and are trying to cash in.
You’d think.
He’s a kid and there’s a queue of parasites wanting to feed off him. Shame he doesn’t have a single agent to advise him well enough.
 

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Most probably these intermediar
Because there probably isn’t any problems. Pretty much every South American kid has multiple owners As such. Smaller clubs let them move but keep a part ownership. Guys who help them get to clubs keep part ownerships. Sponsers keep part ownerships.

Its just a case of paying them off. That’s how it works.
So the transfer fees end up to be much higher than the 5 million being mentioned.

And I m sure that as long as us being perceived as interested, astronomical fees are being requested.
 

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Because there probably isn’t any problems. Pretty much every South American kid has multiple owners As such. Smaller clubs let them move but keep a part ownership. Guys who help them get to clubs keep part ownerships. Sponsers keep part ownerships.

Its just a case of paying them off. That’s how it works. So like I said, if United want him and they deem the fee it’s going to take as affordable then no issue.
You sound as though you’re well versed in all things SA footballers.

All I’ve heard is ‘probably’, ‘I think’’ weird ‘

Nothing concrete just conjecture
 

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Because there probably isn’t any problems. Pretty much every South American kid has multiple owners As such. Smaller clubs let them move but keep a part ownership. Guys who help them get to clubs keep part ownerships. Sponsers keep part ownerships.

Its just a case of paying them off. That’s how it works. So like I said, if United want him and they deem the fee it’s going to take as affordable then no issue.

Personally I’ve always felt like if we even really showed interest it was probably as a back up option to someone like Soumare or even a crack at Camavinga.
Part ownership is a huge problem. You're not allowed to have 3rd party ownership in the Prem and no one in their right mind, would just ask for a fee for this kid yet as we have no idea what he could be. They'd want a percentage of next sale or something more complicated.

It's a reason someone like Dybala didn't move in the summer and he's an extremely talented player who's played at the highest level. I think you're over simplifying transfers.
 

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Going to a belgium 2nd division team?

Clearly not as big of a talent as people are making out then.

If even Brighton don't think he's good enough for them i'm not sure why we should be so upset.
 

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Going to a belgium 2nd division team?

Clearly not as big of a talent as people are making out then.

If even Brighton don't think he's good enough for them i'm not sure why we should be so upset.
When I read that I had the same reaction. Didn’t they just recall Tau from there? If he’s anywhere near the ‘real deal’ dropping down to a league that’s the equivalent of our LD2 doesn’t make sense. Why would he want to as well?
 

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He is the new Senna. mark my words!
It just seems odd. He looks like a talent in the videos and obviously did well in the international match against Uruguay, but perhaps the pace is so much slower in those matches it's more about getting up to speed and living in Europe.

Surely he's better than the 2nd belgium league though if all these premier league clubs are chasing him
 

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Samuel Luckhurst:"The MEN understands talks over a move for Caicedo, 19, were compromised by the involvement of various intermediaries and a source told the MEN the deal became 'too messy' for United to proceed."


"Another source revealed Caicedo was willing to work with whoever could engineer a transfer to United and described negotiations as a 'clusterf---'. United were wary of the number of intermediaries at an early stage of discussions".
Sounds like PR spin... If it is so complex that United can't deal with it, then why does it seem like Brighton is about to complete the deal?

Too bad though, Caicedo looked like the right type of player - even though it is hard to know if he would realise his potential or not.
 

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Sounds like PR spin... If it is so complex that United can't deal with it, then why does it seem like Brighton is about to complete the deal?

Too bad though, Caicedo looked like the right type of player - even though it is hard to know if he would realise his potential or not.
Doesn't sound like PR spin at all, we've been saying this since pretty much the first time we were linked with him.
 

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Sounds like PR spin... If it is so complex that United can't deal with it, then why does it seem like Brighton is about to complete the deal?
Totally reasonable to me. Brighton might want to bend over backwards and sign some sort of continuing part ownership deal ala Tevez / WHU or pay out large amounts to all the different parties who seem to have an interest in him. We're big enough to not put up with agent BS and simply walk away instead.
 

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Said it a while back , never convinced the Utd & Chelsea rumours were genuine. This whole mess of reps, agents and whatever, just seems like a spin by journos because they have been prven wrong.

Brighton didnt seem to have any issues with dealing with his reps and what not.....
 

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It just seems odd. He looks like a talent in the videos and obviously did well in the international match against Uruguay, but perhaps the pace is so much slower in those matches it's more about getting up to speed and living in Europe.

Surely he's better than the 2nd belgium league though if all these premier league clubs are chasing him
Fred was playing through balls and going past players in his highlights from Ukraine