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It's only an option to buy, and considering he's already been dropped by Sevilla, it's not an option they are likely to be taking up unless he turns things around very quickly.

Perhaps you are the one that needs to check the actual club news?

Also who is paying £40m for Greenwood?
You said he had 12 months he has 18 months plus 1.

Because you’re now the DOF at Sevilla so you know they won’t take the option how ?

Pipe down and arguing for arguing sake is everything that wrong with our fanbase, the club needs every penny it can get due to abject mismanagement during the last decade, fans expecting the same sort of gross mismanagement of our assets only manifest the same negative energy that currently exists within the club.

I happen to believe that whilst not everything INEOS touches will turn to gold at United, the days of the club selling Zidane Iqbal for £850,000 are long gone, get on board and stop peddling a depressing agenda, like I said we don’t have to like Mason Greenwod as a human being to agree that getting £40-50m for him is good business and with two years left on his contract this summer that’s the bare minimum.
 

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Also their maximum transfer ever was around £30m for Kounde, don't see them paying £40m for Hannibal and was largely the reason we inserted it I would guess.
I only ever said £17m for Hanibal which is agreed if he behaves himself there is an option to buy at £17m.
 

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You said he had 12 months he has 18 months plus 1.

Because you’re now the DOF at Sevilla so you know they won’t take the option how ?

Pipe down and arguing for arguing sake is everything that wrong with our fanbase, the club needs every penny it can get due to abject mismanagement during the last decade, fans expecting the same sort of gross mismanagement of our assets only manifest the same negative energy that currently exists within the club.

I happen to believe that whilst not everything INEOS touches will turn to gold at United, the days of the club selling Zidane Iqbal for £850,000 are long gone, get on board and stop peddling a depressing agenda, like I said we don’t have to like Mason Greenwod as a human being to agree that getting £40-50m for him is good business and with two years left on his contract this summer that’s the bare minimum.
He's already been dropped!
Why would they pay for a player that they've dropped?

You've not answered the question though?

Who will pay £40+ million for Greenwood?
No English club will go near him. Only the Madrid clubs have that sort of money available in Spain.

Everybody knows that United are desperate to sell him too, which doesn't help.

It's not being negative, it's being realistic. Why do you think a tiny club like Getafe were the only club to take him on loan?
 

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You’re on the right track with spending 80% let’s assume £520m is 80% of £650m as it’s from January 1st 2024 to December 31st 2024 is the new revenue measurement stick. Wages will not be £380m as huge wages like De Gea’s wages will not be included as well as others who are being forced to leave or have left.

The mistake you make however is current financial transfer debt must be included yearly as well which is currently £364m or about £85m per year. So let’s assume United get their act together and Reduce last years financial year wage cost of £380m to this years calendar year of about £315m (Now you understand why INEOS want to reduce the staff by 40%, restructure and get high earners like Casemiro and Varane off the books.

If you swapped Tobido for Varane and Casemiro for K Thurham, you’d save £25m per year in wages alone. So assume the threshold is £520m then deduct amortise Transfer owed of £85m plus wages of £315m plus any upfront Agent fees now with a FiFA maximum limit of 10%.

If the club spent £300m on transfers then the agent fees could be no more than £30m which have to paid up front to the Agents.

The total would now be £430m - £520m equals 90m which could be amortised over the length of the contracts. The average length of contracts might be 3.5 years rather than 5 years so the club would possibly have a summer budget of about £275-325m, providing Sir Jim’s investment is shown before June 1st.

This budget could be further increased for winter 25 January window by selling academy products like M Greenwood, S Mctominay, A Fernandez for £70m which would all be 100% net profit and in theory allow the club to spend another £250m (3.5 * £70m) in January providing they have the cash to do so.

Realistically two huge transfer windows like this whilst theoretically possible if the right players and decisions are made will never actually happen because of the following;
1 The club does not have the cash
2. They are reaching a limit of actually owed amortised fees of £364m
3. Sir Jim will not invest £400-500m of his own cash for rebuilding a squad unless he has full control
4. Even if they manage to sell £200m of player assets from the squad, incoming revenues for these players would be paid yearly and not in a one off payment.


There is a reason why Spurs are currently spending money this January, because Daniel Levy Frugal policies of the last decade are now paying off.

There revenue has grown 20% in the last 12 months to £530m and they have a wage bill of about £140m maximum. They still owe £252m in amortised transfer fees only second to us but that’s probably £60m per year add this to their wages and you’re still only operating at 40/45% of revenue. That’s why they are so aggressive right now, they are one of a very clubs that have high room to move within the current FSP rules.



Here’s the New FSP rules
https://www.skysports.com/amp/footb...gulations-to-replace-ffp-all-you-need-to-know
Good detailed summary of our current situation.

I think we're largely in agreement on roughly how much we have to spend. I did include transfer fee amortisation owed, but I valued it at £123M instead of £83M per annum, and substracted it from the final budget. I wasn't aware there was a limit of total owed amortised fees, that one was new to me - but it shouldn't be a major obstacle for rebuilding the squad. I think the conclusion we can draw here is that FFP, FSP and PSR in itself isn't a substantial limit in what we can do in the transfer market this summer or going forward.

Personally I would prefer it if we spent the money in a way that set us up for a sustainable turnover of players, rather than signing superstars, and I think we can do that without going "all out". We shouldn't be bloating our squad anyway, so we need to get rid of players before we recruit new ones regardless of how much money we have to spend. Since the allowance changes from 80% of revenue to 70% of revenue in 2025, this is the summer to implement a sustainable recruitment strategy with values and wages that make sense for a performance based player turnover system. I'm quite excited to see what we do to be honest.
 

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He's already been dropped!
Why would they pay for a player that they've dropped?

You've not answered the question though?

Who will pay £40+ million for Greenwood?
No English club will go near him. Only the Madrid clubs have that sort of money available in Spain.

Everybody knows that United are desperate to sell him too, which doesn't help.

It's not being negative, it's being realistic. Why do you think a tiny club like Getafe were the only club to take him on loan?
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People forget Ronaldo and Benzema in particular were hero worshipped at Real regardless of what happened off field , if he continues with his current form and gets 12-15 goals and 10 -12 assists playing for Getafe, we will be looking for more like £50m not £40m!

I do agree that no English club apart from the shameless Arsenal would touch him
 

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Also their maximum transfer ever was around £30m for Kounde, don't see them paying £40m for Hannibal and was largely the reason we inserted it I would guess.
What does this mean don’t see them paying £40m for Hanibal???

Only £17m was ever mentioned. !
 

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Yea, I got confused - That's why I didn't respond to your earlier comment but you are in fact correct, think somebody else mentioned £40m so I mixed it up.
Ok it’s easily done but as a club we really should now starting being able to get £20m for players like Pellistri or Hanibal, there both young on really low wages and are full internationals, in world where City get £65m for James Trafford and Cole Palmer and Chelsea get £35m for Lewis Hall when none of these players at the time had represented their country something is very, very wrong with how United sell players, and now the penny is about to drop very shortly with a lot of the responsible employees of the club that sanctioned and oversaw weak transfer like Zidane Iqbal being sold for less than £1m about to get their P45’s and rightfully so!
 

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Ok it’s easily done but as a club we really should now starting being able to get £20m for players like Pellistri or Hanibal, there both young on really low wages and are full internationals, in world where City get £65m for James Trafford and Cole Palmer and Chelsea get £35m for Lewis Hall when none of these players at the time had represented their country something is very, very wrong with how United sell players, and now the penny is about to drop very shortly with a lot of the responsible employees of the club that sanctioned and oversaw weak transfer like Zidane Iqbal being sold for less than £1m about to get their P45’s and rightfully so!
Fully agree and it's a two prong problem as half the reason they are undesirable are poor loans, high wages etc If we can sort that, selling them for a decent price will definitely be easier.
 

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After the game today it feels as though our transfer need is far less than it felt 6 weeks ago, CB and CM feel important, with Martinez missing there's definitely a lack of depth, and cant help but feel we need more by way of cover and/or competition for Casemiro/Mainoo. I cant see us going for a wide player, as much as i think we would benefit from it.

Will that be our summer business or do you (realistically) see or expect it any other way?
 

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Sorting out the midfield is priority for me this summer. . Then a striker and Centre back. If greedy an upgrade on right back. But I think we need to go big on a quality midfielder this summer.
 

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We need a dominant midfielder I think. I think Casemiro should be here another year, but we need a long term succession plan there. Tchouameni would be a dream target, and potentially Bruno Guimaires as I believe there is a release clause there. One of them alongside Mainoo would be great.
 

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Think we should start from the back and work our way up front. 2 CBs, an ambi full back, and a top #6 midfielder.
 

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So much depends on who leaves this summer. In the absence of knowing who will leave, I'll assume nobody leaves and say that we have 5 clear needs.

I would put them in this specific order:

1. CB - Top quality and ready to start on day 1, Varane is still very good but can't play every game
2. CDM - to learn from, play under, and ideally compete with Casemiro
3. Forward - A lower-cost but more experienced forward to compete with Hojlund, because Martial is not competitive
4. LW - if Garnacho continues to make the right wing his own, with Antony/Pellistri/Amad behind him, then it's Rashford/LW that needs competition & depth
5. RB - Bottom of the list for me because Dalot has improved. More than anything, this is only worth doing if we bring in an unquestionable improvement. Those are hard to find and it's a moving target given Dalot's improvement
 

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So much depends on who leaves this summer. In the absence of knowing who will leave, I'll assume nobody leaves and say that we have 5 clear needs.

I would put them in this specific order:

1. CB - Top quality and ready to start on day 1, Varane is still very good but can't play every game
2. CDM - to learn from, play under, and ideally compete with Casemiro
3. Forward - A lower-cost but more experienced forward to compete with Hojlund, because Martial is not competitive
4. LW - if Garnacho continues to make the right wing his own, with Antony/Pellistri/Amad behind him, then it's Rashford/LW that needs competition & depth
5. RB - Bottom of the list for me because Dalot has improved. More than anything, this is only worth doing if we bring in an unquestionable improvement. Those are hard to find and it's a moving target given Dalot's improvement
I think the ones who have high chance to leave are:
Martial (out of contract)
Varane (out of contract)
Bissaka & Lindelof (contract expired in 2025 means we need to sell)

For the CB, I believe we need a proactive CB who has similar ability on the ball as Martinez but has the physical strength and good one v one to win the ball back because we set up in 433 formation that tends to be vulnerable against counter.

For the CDM, I think we need a physical and proactive ball winner who is composed on the ball when being pressed so we this CDM doesn't give the ball away when we are trying to play from the back and capable to protect the defense.

I agree with the forward here. I hope we can find max 25m forward.

I think for the winger, we should aiming a winger who can play both flanks.

As for RB, we need a player who can play in the inverted RB to cover Dalot. This allows us to maintain the same set up for our back four even when there are injuries and I believe back four is the area we shouldn't try to change the set up.
 

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I think the ones who have high chance to leave are:
Martial (out of contract)
Varane (out of contract)
Bissaka & Lindelof (contract expired in 2025 means we need to sell)

For the CB, I believe we need a proactive CB who has similar ability on the ball as Martinez but has the physical strength and good one v one to win the ball back because we set up in 433 formation that tends to be vulnerable against counter.

For the CDM, I think we need a physical and proactive ball winner who is composed on the ball when being pressed so we this CDM doesn't give the ball away when we are trying to play from the back and capable to protect the defense.
If you’re right and Varane really leaves we’re going to have to spend big on the CB replacement because CBs who are fast, good 1v1, strong in the air (need this alongside Martinez), and good playing out from the back are extremely sparse.

That plus a top young CDM is already probably 140 million or more.

Definitely doesn’t leave much for the depth additions at forward and on the wing.
 

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So much depends on who leaves this summer. In the absence of knowing who will leave, I'll assume nobody leaves and say that we have 5 clear needs.

I would put them in this specific order:

1. CB - Top quality and ready to start on day 1, Varane is still very good but can't play every game
2. CDM - to learn from, play under, and ideally compete with Casemiro
3. Forward - A lower-cost but more experienced forward to compete with Hojlund, because Martial is not competitive
4. LW - if Garnacho continues to make the right wing his own, with Antony/Pellistri/Amad behind him, then it's Rashford/LW that needs competition & depth
5. RB - Bottom of the list for me because Dalot has improved. More than anything, this is only worth doing if we bring in an unquestionable improvement. Those are hard to find and it's a moving target given Dalot's improvement
Solid post however if we have no European Football then we can go with a streamline squad of 23/24 players. Chelsea could win League cup they would automatically qualify for European Conference, then if England gains its 5th CL space, 6th place would be Europa. United could easily end 7th-10th with their level of consistency, to guarantee European Football they would have to win FA Cup.

Squad without European Football under a new manager might look like this ;

GK(3) A Onana, A Bayinder, T Heaton
Defenders(9) D Dalot, W Kmbala, H Maguire, J Evans, L Martinez, L Shaw, AWB
New CB, New RB/LB

Sell or Release - R Varane(let go), V Lindelof (15m), T Malacia(10m), A Fernandez(7m)

Midfield(6) - Casemiro, K Mainoo, M Mount, Bruno, S McTominay, New CM 6/8 hybrid

Sell or Release - S Amrabat(Released), C Eriksen Sold (10m), Hanibal (17m), DVB(9m

Strikers(6) - Garnaucho, Hojlund, Rashford, Amad or O Forson, CF, RW
Sell or Release - J Sancho(40m), M Greenwood (35m), A Martial(released), F Pellistri (15m)

No European Football and the club could release or sell up to 12-13 Players and start the new process with 5 new incoming players.

I mean I still can’t see the club generating £100-150m, I’ll be shocked if we make £70-80m. If we qualify for Europe, maybe only 10 players will be let go or sold and one extra player bought. In other words a squad of 26-27 if United qualify for Europa league.
 

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If you’re right and Varane really leaves we’re going to have to spend big on the CB replacement because CBs who are fast, good 1v1, strong in the air (need this alongside Martinez), and good playing out from the back are extremely sparse.

That plus a top young CDM is already probably 140 million or more.

Definitely doesn’t leave much for the depth additions at forward and on the wing.
I think we need to find a market where we only need to spend max £110m total for both CB and CDM (means average of £55m). Todibo and Onana may be?

If we use Olise £60m release clause as reference or may be £50m plus Bissaka (assume £10m value) swap deal then we need to find a winger that cost £50m- £60m in the market.

Apparently, Dovbyk release clause is around £25m, while Guirassy release clause is £15m. That means there is a lower cost striker available out there cost around £25m to £30m.

That will cost us estimated to be max £200m to get 4 of CB, CDM, Winger, Forward.
Selling Bissaka and Lindelof would probably be around £25m in total. Hopefully we can find a RB that cost £15m- £20m. I expect Dalot to be the first choice but we need someone cheap just as backup and provide competition like how Malacia did to Shaw last season and Malacia only cost us less than £15m.

Is this realistic under new regime?
 

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So much depends on who leaves this summer. In the absence of knowing who will leave, I'll assume nobody leaves and say that we have 5 clear needs.

I would put them in this specific order:

1. CB - Top quality and ready to start on day 1, Varane is still very good but can't play every game
2. CDM - to learn from, play under, and ideally compete with Casemiro
3. Forward - A lower-cost but more experienced forward to compete with Hojlund, because Martial is not competitive
4. LW - if Garnacho continues to make the right wing his own, with Antony/Pellistri/Amad behind him, then it's Rashford/LW that needs competition & depth
5. RB - Bottom of the list for me because Dalot has improved. More than anything, this is only worth doing if we bring in an unquestionable improvement. Those are hard to find and it's a moving target given Dalot's improvement
LB needs a replacement as much, if not more, than RB. Shaw is as unreliable as Varane fitness wise, and both should be squad players if not sold.
 

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What would be people's priority positions?
Hard to say without knowing the outgoings but I think the current ‘gaps’ are 1) a ball playing CB, and 2) another ST option.

Those are the positions I expect us to invest in without even thinking about outgoings. Then following outgoings we can start to look at other areas like a RW/LW, CM/DM, CB and a RB maybe, all depends on who we are able to sell.
 

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Hard to say without knowing the outgoings but I think the current ‘gaps’ are 1) a ball playing CB, and 2) another ST option.

Those are the positions I expect us to invest in without even thinking about outgoings. Then following outgoings we can start to look at other areas like a RW/LW, CM/DM, CB and a RB maybe, all depends on who we are able to sell.
CDM should be in the list without knowing the outgoing. We only have Casemiro in the role, if he's injured we don't have a CDM, and there is no guaranteed whether he still has the leg next season.
 

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What would be people's priority positions?
RCB and CDM are the problem positions for me with an ageing Casemiro and Varane who are both on high wages. Lisandro got injured a lot this season which is concerning, but I'm hoping this is just a fluke year for him and he comes back strong next year + we do have Shaw who can cover for him if he becomes injury prone again next season. Other than that, I think we just need good options off the bench that can see a game out without dropping off (As we saw against West Ham for example), that can also start and get us the 3 points against the bottom half teams. It's a lot of ins and outs but as a fan I can only hope the transfers team are working on these since the start of the current season:

1. RCB in lieu of Varane - I do like Todibo here.
2. A younger starting CDM - Varela from Porto or Billy Gilmour from Brighton.

Squad options -

3. 28-29 y/o backup CDM (on reasonable wages) to replace Casemiro if he gets sold - Norgaard from Brentford perhaps.
4. Back up RCB for the (hopefully) departing Maguire.
5. A backup CM on a free - Someone like Piotr Zielinski from Napoli (Looks like he's headed to Inter though).
6. Backup CF - Solanke, or Cunha from Wolves maybe?
7. Backup LW/RW - Almiron maybe from Newcastle.

Out: Sancho, Maguire, Mctominay, Greenwood, AWB, Varane, Casemiro, Antony

Dalot can remain as a starter for next season, and we can assess Licha as well and see if he stays injury free (I hope he will) - We can get replacements for both in 2025. We could look at selling Rashford as well in 2025 along with Lindelof.
 

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So what do people think would be a realistic number of signings for INEOS first window
 

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What would be people's priority positions?
If we assume Antony, Varane, Maguire and Casemiro have one more year here, I'd say this is the bare minimum:

Hojlund, Striker
Rashford, Garnacho, Amad, Antony
Bruno, Mount
Mainoo, McTominay
Casemiro, DM
Shaw, Malacia
RB, Dalot,
Lisandro, LCB
Varane, Maguire
Onana, Bayindir

Forson, Gore, Lindelof, a FB on a free or an academy player, Kambwalla and a 3rd keeper round out the squad.

Wan-Bissaka only has one year left so we have to sell him and get some money back there. Martial. Amrabat don't buy.

Ideally we'd make some of the 2025 changes like replacements for Antony, Maguire/Varane replacements, McTominay and Lindelof, but again that feels more like 2025 summer.

So 4 buys this season (2 big ones at backup #9 since those are still expensive and the DM should be literally the best under 26 player we can find even if it's 100M).

Then after the summer of 2025, look like this for the main 22, possible changes at keeper but don't have a real feel for that yet:

Hojlund, Striker
Rashford, Garnacho, Amad, Winger
Bruno, Mount
Mainoo, Gore (?)
DM, DM
Shaw, Malacia
RB, Dalot
Lisandro, LCB
RCB,
Varane/Maguire
Onana, Bayindir
 

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CDM should be in the list without knowing the outgoing. We only have Casemiro in the role, if he's injured we don't have a CDM, and there is no guaranteed whether he still has the leg next season.
Yeah fair enough, I forget about Amrabat sometimes and it looks like we’re pretty much definitely not guna sign him on next year so you’re right, can add a DM in there.
 

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If we assume Antony, Varane, Maguire and Casemiro have one more year here, I'd say this is the bare minimum:

Hojlund, Striker
Rashford, Garnacho, Amad, Antony
Bruno, Mount
Mainoo, McTominay
Casemiro, DM
Shaw, Malacia
RB, Dalot,
Lisandro, LCB
Varane, Maguire
Onana, Bayindir

Forson, Gore, Lindelof, a FB on a free or an academy player, Kambwalla and a 3rd keeper round out the squad.

Wan-Bissaka only has one year left so we have to sell him and get some money back there. Martial. Amrabat don't buy.

Ideally we'd make some of the 2025 changes like replacements for Antony, Maguire/Varane replacements, McTominay and Lindelof, but again that feels more like 2025 summer.

So 4 buys this season (2 big ones at backup #9 since those are still expensive and the DM should be literally the best under 26 player we can find even if it's 100M).

Then after the summer of 2025, look like this for the main 22, possible changes at keeper but don't have a real feel for that yet:

Hojlund, Striker
Rashford, Garnacho, Amad, Winger
Bruno, Mount
Mainoo, Gore (?)
DM, DM
Shaw, Malacia
RB, Dalot
Lisandro, LCB
RCB,
Varane/Maguire
Onana, Bayindir
I think / hope that with Berrada’s philosophy of players having two years to show their worth that Antony won’t be kicking around next year. My guess is that we won’t find a buyer (apart from maybe Saudi) that will offer us what we want need to balance FFP so we loan him out for a season to Italy, Spain or Turkey then sell him in 2025 summer.
 

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Who hasn't?
I wish we had waited for Maignan/Costa,however having said that I feel there are more pressing issues this summer. My priority would be

CB (ideally could play both sides)
DM
Winger
Backup ST
RB
 

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My list is:

Striker: Vedat Muriqi
Centre mid: Onana
Centre back: Todibo
Right back: Frimpong

I think we could get these 4 for 130m.

Muriqi is a physical striker which could be a good option off as backup striker. 29 years old but his attributes should see him age well. He currently plays for Mallorca in Spain.

Onana is a good option for our midfield, we need a physical specimen in the middle to allow us to sustain a high press. Having the option to play with a single pivot can also allow Mainoo to show his playmaking talents slightly higher up the pitch.

Todibo is actually my second choice centre back, I’m a huge fan of Antonio Silva from Benfica, but I think he will be too expensive. Todibo offers us a lot of quality from the back and would instantly be our second best defender.

Frimpong will be arguably our most important signing if he can replicate his form in the Bundesliga for us. Having a fullback who provides a huge attacking threat can be a game changer. I also believe it will allow us to give Bruno, Mount and Amad more minutes on the right wing as they can play as inside forwards whilst Frimpong holds the width.

If we do have more funds available to us, then I’d bring in a second centre back and also another winger.
 

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I think / hope that with Berrada’s philosophy of players having two years to show their worth that Antony won’t be kicking around next year. My guess is that we won’t find a buyer (apart from maybe Saudi) that will offer us what we want need to balance FFP so we loan him out for a season to Italy, Spain or Turkey then sell him in 2025 summer.
Antony has been healthy enough generally, so loaning him out instead of selling him makes sense only if you think he'll do well enough to raise his value.
 

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Antony has been healthy enough generally, so loaning him out instead of selling him makes sense only if you think he'll do well enough to raise his value.
His performances have been non-existent and therefore value is pretty low right now. Teams may only want to loan him because of this. But yeah the hope is he goes out to a Turkey and performs much better than he has here to make someone comfortable spending £30m+ on him - I genuinely think that’s the best we can hope for.
 

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Reference Greenwood ;

Ac Milan, Juventus, Inter, Atletico Madrid , Real Madrid, Barcelona


People forget Ronaldo and Benzema in particular were hero worshipped at Real regardless of what happened off field , if he continues with his current form and gets 12-15 goals and 10 -12 assists playing for Getafe, we will be looking for more like £50m not £40m!
I think that if we got an offer of 25m the club would take that and run.

The club tried to test the waters with a Greenwood return and it was met with resounding backlash. That door is closed. So it doesn't matter how good his form is in Spain when the entire footballing world can see that we can never bring him back. We have no bargaining position whatsoever and everyone knows it.

If you're expecting a big fee then I think you're just setting yourself up for disappointment.
 

daba

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I think that if we got an offer of 25m the club would take that and run.

The club tried to test the waters with a Greenwood return and it was met with resounding backlash. That door is closed. So it doesn't matter how good his form is in Spain when the entire footballing world can see that we can never bring him back. We have no bargaining position whatsoever and everyone knows it.

If you're expecting a big fee then I think you're just setting yourself up for disappointment.
I agree, however it sounds like there is a good amount of interest from some big clubs which could spark a bidding war. Realistically he’s an £80m talent (probably more given his potential), so if there is more than one club that thinks he’s worth spending up to £40m or £50m for an £80m+ talent, then I don’t think it’s impossible to reach those figures.

Sancho on the other hand is different as he’s been playing the past two years, just seriously underperforming, so his general market value / perception has weakened. He’s also got super high wages unlike Greenwood so I think he’s more likely to go for about £25m even if he performs well at Dortmund.
 

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Think we will make 3/4 signings so I’d target:

RCB
CDM
RW (If Garnacho isn’t there full time now)
Back up ST
RB (if we have funds)

Try and sell:

Lindelof or Maguire
Antony
Sancho
Hannibal
McSauce (For ffp purposes)

Maybe try and include AWB in a Olise deal if we are targeting him.
 

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Looking at our current team we would need to upgrae on following players with strong young profiles that would directly fight to start:
- RB instead of Wan Bisakka who can be sold with a year left on his contract...
- CB instead of Lindelof who can be sold with a year left on his contract...
- CM instead of Eriksen who can be sold with a year left on his contract...
- Forward instead of Martial who should not have his contract extended so we'd save lots of cash form his wages..


In general I am against that we try to buy backups. Instead we should focus and spend our resoures on acquiring strong players that would move current starters to be backups... Also, if we really need backup players then we should start looking more into the free agent market..