News: General 2016-17 Ligue 1 Discussion

Discussion in 'France' started by SportBoy333, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    Good to know that Claudio Ranieri among a candidates for the Nantes job, I actually quite like him. ^^

    In other news, Mathieu Valbuena has left Lyon and is joining Turkish side Fenerbahçe.
     
  2. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
  3. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Known he would be sold this summer as JMA announced to towards the end of the season. What kills me is that it's quite clear there isn't a plan to replace him. Grenier! FFS he can't stay healthy for more than a month. Go after a bigger name with that money.
     
  4. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    I doubt Bayren Munich fans are excited about this. A lot probably havent heard of him.
     
  5. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    The market must be inflated if he's worth that much.
     
  6. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    With both of Corentin Tolisso and Mathieu Valbuena leaving Lyon, and Alexandre Lacazette should be follow suit in their footsteps, Lyon would need some major firepower reinforcement this summer !

    :devilish:
     
  7. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    #332 Wai93, Jun 15, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2017
    I honestly think that he was the second best performer/player for Lyon last term just after Lacazette.
     
  8. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Tolisso absolutely was and I'd argue has more value to Laca. I'm actually on the side that I think his fee was too low.
     
  9. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Dont forget Gonalons could be on his way out although he has kind of regressed.
     
  10. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    You're right, Maxime Gonalons is close to leaving Lyon and will be joining Roma soon, the France international's agent has announced.
     
  11. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Marseille and Lyon different transfer strategies. Lyon focusing on younger players who potentially have big resale value and Marseille focusing on veterans and to win now. (Germain, Rami, Luis Gustavo, Bacca, Mandanda.)
     
  12. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
  13. RMCFkevin

    RMCFkevin Member+

    Nov 20, 2008
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Pretty excited for this season in Ligue 1! Obviously always disappointed to see the big names leave but to be expected. Excited about the new signings. Would love to see a big name like Neymar come to PSG. Marseille have splashed some cash they could be fun to see. I like the additions of Tielemens/Saint-Maximin for Monaco. Plus Angers could challenge for Europe with this roster. Lyon have been depeleted out many big names but this youth group they may be fun to watch
     
  14. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    I assume OL isn't spending a lot of money because they are still paying off their stadium for years to come.
     
  15. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    Lillie making a lot of moves that seem to come from Bielsa.. He's going to finish third no doubt.
     
  16. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Think there is something to this.
     
  17. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    Crazy money for Ligue 1, ouch on the selling spree this summer transfer. I guess Lyon and Monaco must have money and no excuses not to at least buy in some players this season now.

    Benjamin Mendy - £52 million (To Man City)
    Bernardo Silva - £43 million (To Man City)
    Tiemoue Bakayoko - £40 million (To Chelsea)

    Alexandre Lacazette - £52 million (To Arsenal)
    Corentin Tolisso - £35 million (To FC Bayern)
     
  18. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Think Nice were the big winners so far. They may be able to capitalize on Monaco and O'L losing key players. PSG have the money and will out spend everyone.
     
  19. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC F*ck Cancer

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    Had no idea that Bastia were in so much trouble, but after they finished dead last they were sent down to Championnat National because of financial issues. They had some investors who were interested in putting money into the club, but were only going to do it if they would be allowed to be added back into Ligue 2, but it appears that they won't be allowed. Not sure what will happen to them next, but I can't remember the last time a French team went from the top flight immediately down to the third tier like that.
     
  20. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Evian-Thonon-Gaillard.

    They were in 4th division this season and will play in the 7th next year.
     
  21. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    I sorta disagree. I thought the new owners would inject lots of money into the club and the prez already said what their budget will be this season and its not that much different from last year.
     
  22. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    I think maybe over 10 years ago Toulouse went down from top flight to National. Before Sadran got there.
     
  23. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    From the transfer market perspective, you're absolutely right. Nice haven't done much of anything. But the core of their squad is mostly intact and with Monaco and O'L being pillaged they look to be sitting in a good spot.
     

Share This Page