Leaving Shaq in the kitchen is a bad idea. The fat ******* will finish off all the pies.Here's me dreaming. I don't know enough of that Demirbay fella, so I am not going to comment much about his ability. The one thing I would go with is Klopp's interest in him and that's mighty good enough for me. You then have Rabiot whom we now apparently making that "Godfather" like offer that he can't refuse. Then there's Iker Muniain and Aaron Ramsey. All of which only Demirbay is going to cost us £24m. If all comes through the Shankly gate, I can tell you one thing - We will have a midfield that can conquer the whole of Europe in a fraction of a price.
Just imagine 2 midfield of Rabiot and Fabinho. Iker Muniain on the right, Firmino down the middle and Mane on the left side and Salah leading the attack. On the bench we have Demirbay, Ramsey and Wijnaldum backing up those 5 supporting the striker, Sturridge for Salah. I mean, come on! If we don't conquer Europe until 2023, I don't know what will. Don't need that big money Pulisic or Sancho. Don't think we have to spend anymore in 2 more windows if those list of players come in.
How? We are having enough problems getting Allan a work permit after three years with us so it is highly unlikely we will be signing any young South American talent any time soon imo.I don't know where to post this, so I'm doing it here. Sorry if it's the wrong place.
Maybe if he were a LFC scout 6 months earlier we could have had Paquetá or Lautaro Martinez.
Big signings (a lot of money) are way easier getting a work permit. Allan cost was something like £500k? I doubt a £30m+ buy wouldn't be enough. Jesus got it.How? We are having enough problems getting Allan a work permit after three years with us so it is highly unlikely we will be signing any young South American talent any time soon imo.
South American scouting isn't necessarily about signing players directly from their South American club, but about establishing long track records and familiarity with players who the club later become targets in Europe. After all, how does one know that a South American player excelling at his first club in Europe isn't just a flash-in-the-pan, without having scouted the player previously before he came to Europe?...How? We are having enough problems getting Allan a work permit after three years with us so it is highly unlikely we will be signing any young South American talent any time soon imo.
I'm not so sure that an AM really is the prime need right now. If you think long-term, the team has Ox, Keita, and Shaqiri in that role, with Wijnaldum (and possibly Milner/Lallana depending on how long they stay) as cover.The Dembele story came from The S*n so you can guarantee its 100% bullshit. If we're going to spend 85 million on anybody it would need to be for an AM. I'm not even sure if that kind of money even gets you someone like Isco or Asensio.
Good idea in theory, but:Give them matip and we get sessegnon +cash
I know its a no go i was just being flippant but in the summer i reckon we will bid for De Ligt and get rid of himGood idea in theory, but:
1. Why would Matip want to join a club looking likely to be in the Championship next season?
2. Going with only 3 CB's (i.e. Van Dijk, Gomez, Lovren) for the second half of the season would be incredibly risky.
3. Fulham won't sell their best attacking player midseason. Though it's likely that they'd be willing to sell him at the end of the season (especially if they are relegated).
Should Matip be allowed to leave it'll be tough to sign another CB who is better than him (or even equal in quality) given that few CB's would realistically expect to get more playing time than Matip has. That's due to the form of Gomez and Van Dijk as the clear first choice partnership, and the presence of Lovren who for all his flaws has still lead his teams to CL and World Cup finals recently.I know its a no go i was just being flippant but in the summer i reckon we will bid for De Ligt and get rid of him
That's brilliant. Similar to a clause that I understand exists between us and another PL club, although not at the same premium. I wonder where he got the idea from? :think:
Of course but I only had the phrasing of the tweet to go by.I doubt "try" is actually part of the clause.
Are you not overthinking this? Regardless of the language used in the tweet to paraphrase, isn't it reasonable to assume that it referencing a premium that will that will be applied to any sale price.Of course but I only had the phrasing of the tweet to go by.
Whether "attempt" is what is meant in the sense that it needs to be paid simply for the right to contact/negotiate with the player or whether it's only payable as a premium in the event of actual transfer would be interesting to know.
Well we don't know how it applies but if all of it does simply get added to any agreed transfer fee it's inevitable that part of any transfer fee otherwise payable will be partly absorbed by the premium. As a premium just for the right to contact our players it certainly sounds very high although at least it wouldn't suffer the same erosion. Maybe it's a bit of both?Are you not overthinking this? Regardless of the language used in the tweet to paraphrase, isn't it reasonable to assume that it referencing a premium that will that will be applied to any sale price.