Who is the best performing, most buyable player of the tournament?

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by shabadu84, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Jul 9, 2018
    #1

    shabadu84 Mint? Berry?

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    4,535
    Location:
    Muppet Treasure Island
    Seems to me there's no clear "James Rodriguez" of the tournament so far so I'm wondering what others think. The best performers so far are likely not going anywhere and most of the top players have already made big moves.

    So who has done the most to enhance their reputation AND is reasonably attainable? Harry Maguire? Kieran Trippier?
  2. Jul 9, 2018
    #2

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    20,068
    Pavard
  3. Jul 9, 2018
    #3

    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    15,904
    Location:
    My wit's end
    Pickford and Maguire are probably buyable. Would be overpriced, though.
  4. Jul 9, 2018
    #4

    noodlehair "It's like..."

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    11,877
    Location:
    Flagg
    I'm not sure either of those would be much good at a better club than they're already at.

    I reckon someone will pay a load of money for Maguire at some point though, only for a string of defensive blunders to follow. Hopefully Liverpool
  5. Jul 9, 2018
    #5

    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014
    Messages:
    14,096
    Location:
    København
    Supports:
    Time Travel
    Douglas Costa if Ronaldo goes to Juventus.
  6. Jul 9, 2018
    #6

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    35,003
    Location:
    This Space Is For Sale
    Hirving Lazano maybe
  7. Jul 9, 2018
    #7

    simplyared Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Messages:
    2,217
    Location:
    somewhere ouside the UK
    Nobody comes instantly till mind, therefore I'll go to the England team and say Trippier. He must have substantially increased his market value.
  8. Jul 9, 2018
    #8

    JohnJohn New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2018
    Messages:
    31
    Hazard and Courtois.
  9. Jul 9, 2018
    #9

    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    7,612
    Location:
    Norway
    Why would Ronaldo push Costa out? Or are you thinking in terms of Juve needing money?
  10. Jul 9, 2018
    #10

    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2016
    Messages:
    5,129
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA (from UK)
    Plus there's the Levy tax too.
  11. Jul 9, 2018
    #11

    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2015
    Messages:
    4,340
    Pickford, Lingard, Maguire, Trippier
    Giroud, Kante (Considering the horror show at Chelsea)
    Hazard, Courtois, Toby (See above)

    Assume we're talking about the final 4(?). I know little about Croatia and their players transfer statuses.
  12. Jul 9, 2018
    #12

    shabadu84 Mint? Berry?

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    4,535
    Location:
    Muppet Treasure Island
    I thought they just activated the option to buy from Bayern? Can you be sold after that?
  13. Jul 9, 2018
    #13

    shabadu84 Mint? Berry?

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    4,535
    Location:
    Muppet Treasure Island
    Good shout, PSV won't be able to hold onto him for long now
  14. Jul 9, 2018
    #14

    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    15,904
    Location:
    My wit's end
    The problem with several of those players is that they're not at selling clubs.
  15. Jul 9, 2018
    #15

    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Messages:
    2,607
    Pickford is actually the third most expensive GK of all time! I can’t see him going anywhere.

    I can definitely see Maguire going to one of the top 6 teams in the PL.
  16. Jul 9, 2018
    #16

    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014
    Messages:
    14,096
    Location:
    København
    Supports:
    Time Travel
    Yeah lack of playing time and needing to cover the balance sheet.
  17. Jul 9, 2018
    #17

    simplyared Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2017
    Messages:
    2,217
    Location:
    somewhere ouside the UK
    Yes taking that into consideration certainly wouldn't be a bargain. So he wouldn't fit the bill for that "bargain" player which is what the OP is about.
  18. Jul 9, 2018
    #18

    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2015
    Messages:
    4,340
    Probably a fair point on Pickford. He'll never move overseas and I can't see anyone above Everton buying him.

    Though with the disaster going on at Chelsea they'll probably sell Courtois for a record goalkeeper fee then top that with a deadline day purchase of the Englishman.
  19. Jul 9, 2018
    #19

    adexkola Arsenal supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    35,437
    Location:
    The CL is a glorified FA Cup set to music
    Supports:
    orderly disembarking on planes
    I feel the Levy tax only applies to PL clubs.
  20. Jul 9, 2018
    #20

    Trophy Room Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Messages:
    2,063
    Location:
    Manchester
    Harry Maguire has had the type of impact that I thought Phil Jones will have. He embodies the so called English Spirit which I think we could use at United.
  21. Jul 9, 2018
    #21

    Infra-red Full Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Messages:
    7,680
    Location:
    left wing
    Ronaldo played alright. Available for €100m.
  22. Jul 9, 2018
    #22

    RedTiger Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    14,063
    Location:
    Beside the sea-side, Beside the sea.
    I'd be OK with that bloke called Rakitic.
  23. Jul 9, 2018
    #23

    izec Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2013
    Messages:
    19,381
    Location:
    Lucilinburhuc
    The big names wont move and the ones who could wouldnt because of the WC. Courtois and Hazard havent signed an extension yet, they were linked with Real previously

    Not big names, but Golovin was a decent performer and would cost 25m. Rebic from Frankfurt wouldnt be too expensive either.
    Maguire and Lozano are other names who performed and could be on the move. Pavard will move to Bayern after next season apparently.
  24. Jul 9, 2018
    #24

    Devil81 Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2014
    Messages:
    4,425
    Not convinced Rebic has any end product.

    Golovin looks a decent player though.
  25. Jul 9, 2018
    #25

    HTG Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2,255
    Location:
    Marienbad
    Supports:
    Bayern
    He appears to be nailed on for Bayern. German media keep saying he has already agreed a transfer for next season, maybe even the current one.
  26. Jul 10, 2018
    #26

    matherto ask me about our 50% off sale!

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    14,194
    Location:
    St. Helens
    Neither are good enough and certainly not consistent either, especially so with Costa.
  27. Jul 10, 2018
    #27

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    35,003
    Location:
    This Space Is For Sale
    That may be so... But he did perform very well and is definitely buyable... So fits the bill to a T.
  28. Jul 10, 2018
    #28

    Vilev New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    2,310
    Would not say that. Leicester and Everton most likely would not sell, they both just got where they are, both had first season, so their clubs in a very strong position and no need of money. Mahrez transfer tells a story, the guy wanted to leave for two seasons now and still at Leicester though probably will be gone this window.
  29. Jul 10, 2018
    #29

    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    6,918
    Location:
    The GTA
    Pogba. We got a bargain bitches. Best passer in the world.
  30. Jul 10, 2018
    #30

    Vilev New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    2,310
    Well i have no idea what other team need or want. So i can only speak about MU. Given that we just bough a young Portuguese RB i simply don't see any potential deals for United. Maybe that Uruguayan LB, Laxat-something. But that's a stretch.

    I have not seen any decent LB, winger options for us. None at all. Which is good even. You buy on EC, you are bound to be disappointing. Even Fergie could not buy shit after WC. We all remember Kleberson who was terrific at WC. Or who else? I feel like MU made another purchase based on WC showing and got hurt, but can'r remember the name.
  31. Jul 10, 2018
    #31

    Ravelation Krump at me Bro

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,127
    Location:
    South London
    I second this
  32. Jul 10, 2018
    #32

    fallengt Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Messages:
    3,182
    Pavard is a CB and he's joining Bayern.
    They're replacing Boateng
  33. Jul 10, 2018
    #33

    matherto ask me about our 50% off sale!

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    14,194
    Location:
    St. Helens
    Costa didn't perform well. Lozano did to a point.
  34. Jul 10, 2018
    #34

    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2015
    Messages:
    4,340
    Such a sh1thouse league. That relentless purchasing of the best players in the league annoys me so much.

    It's so far gone that they need to adopt an NFL-esque draft system to fix it at this point. Or give Bayern a 5 year transfer ban.
  35. Jul 10, 2018
    #35

    Class of 63 Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Messages:
    4,883
    Location:
    Back of Beyond
    Mentioned him in another thread about young players to look out for at the World Cup though he's probably not buyable at the moment because he only signed for Stoke City(for £6.35m)from Feirense in June but Oghenekaro Etebo from Nigeria will have the scouts flocking to the Britannia Stadium ready to pounce if it looks as though Stoke City won't be going straight back up again.

    The kid is just perpetual motion in midfield. A big star of the future.
  36. Jul 10, 2018
    #36

    Fridge chutney Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2016
    Messages:
    4,950
    Torreira, but Arsenal have already nabbed him.

    Mina if Barcelona decide on other priorities.

    Maguire is emerging with a lot of credibility.
  37. Jul 10, 2018
    #37

    99withaflake Full Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,657
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Leicester will soon be receiving 40 mil bids for Maguire....unless he has a nightmare against Croatia and we get stuffed!
  38. Jul 10, 2018
    #38

    OutlawGER Full Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    3,372
    Location:
    Cologne
    Supports:
    Bayern München, 1. FC Köln
    Pavard, Lozano.
  39. Jul 10, 2018
    #39

    maniwin New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2018
    Messages:
    303
    Fellaini was free few weeks ago. Bet they all regret now for not getting him.
  40. Jul 10, 2018
    #40

    Jonno Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    6,351
    Location:
    Preston, Lancashire
    They'd laugh at 40m bids after the tournament he's had.

    I'd love to see him at United.