Out With The Old & In With 7he New - Transfers, Rumors, & Lies Thread

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  1. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's the undisputed face of the National team. He's got figures like Lebron James wearing his jersey on instagram pics.

    Huge marketing potential
     
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  2. S1na

    S1na Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jun 1, 2014
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    I haven't followed him closely but i feel i used to hear his name much more two seasons ago or so. Weigel too. Very quiet since then.
     
  3. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
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    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    That's because Dortmund is kind of meh lately overall, even institutionally.
     
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  4. -Reivax-

    -Reivax- Member+

    Aug 10, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I think we're pretty set at midfield for the future. I'd be more interested in Matthijs De Ligt if we're looking to sign an Ajax youngster.
     
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  5. temesgen

    temesgen Member+

    Jun 27, 2004
    Every time I see him play I'm impressed but I'm consciously avoiding hyping him to try and mitigate any future disappointment.
     
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  6. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

    May 28, 2010
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    Real Madrid
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  7. HZinho

    HZinho Member+

    Apr 2, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I'm normally very cautious with Ajax prospects (as they seem to have a 'world beater' every season and then they are gone through the back door, i.e. Fischer, Andersen, Boilesen, Bazoer, Tete, Cerny etc. etc.), but Frenkie is really, really exciting. He's had relatively minimal time in the first team of Ajax, but the quality and class is very easy to see. I'd like him to stay one more season at Ajax and play regularly as a CM (not as a CB..), before having him make the jump to a bigger club. However, if you have to believe the reports, all of Europe seems after him..

    Strengths in my opinion are: forward passing (he always looks vertical, insane), vision, driving runs from the back (a bit like Mateo, but Mateo has more acceleration) and his combination play. He's really a fun player to watch, but probably needs more time.
     
  8. -Reivax-

    -Reivax- Member+

    Aug 10, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    What are your thoughts on De Ligt?
     
  9. HZinho

    HZinho Member+

    Apr 2, 2013
    Club:
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    I was not too high on him before as I thought he was a bit slow and made too many costly mistakes (I believe I have even said that here), but he's completely won me over. I take a 'loss' with that one, as he really is a huge prospect who will probably make an immediate jump to the highest tier of clubs.

    He's strong, reads the game exceptionally well, is a very good header of the ball (defensively, so no Ramos), goes for the pass rather than row Z and is already captain of Ajax at the age of 19. He's the next big thing from the Netherlands as far as CB's go (and together with I guess Frenkie, the only positives to probably come out of the NL in the next few years...).

    Maybe @Oscar can jump in as well, as I believe he follows Ajax more closely than I do (if I remember correctly).
     
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  10. -Reivax-

    -Reivax- Member+

    Aug 10, 2010
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    He should be our main target at CB if Vallejo doesn't pan out due to injuries (although I still have faith in Jesus, let's hope he gets to stay healthy this season).
     
  11. Halycon

    Halycon Member+

    Aug 24, 2010
    Club:
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    Tbh, the players you named don't come even near the talent De Jong has. The kid is down to earth too, Bazoer left way too early and thought he was Modric already, Fisher, Anderssen and the rest were nothing special.

    De Jong and De Ligt are the first players since Suarez who I see getting to the level of world class. Neres is one of Ajax I should keep an eye on too. They are not only talented, but are humble too.
     
  12. Oscar

    Oscar Member+

    Nov 30, 2001
    Holland
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    I still like De Ligt, on VI they classified him as the best defender in his age class. And even though they are obviously biased, as a Dutch show, I can't really name any other ones I would put above him around that age. He would be perfect for us age wise with Ramos leaving in a couple of years, but we're not connected to him whatsoever

    De Jong, I don't know. Everybody is hyping him up to the max.....but I don't know yet.
     
  13. Shay Z

    Shay Z Moderator
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    Jan 3, 2007
    De ligt is legit. I’m certainly on that bandwagon. The time is now to get him as well. Sergio has a couple of more years in him. We shouldn’t wait to buy him from a EPL side and pay double the money.
     
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  14. AllWhites

    AllWhites Member

    Aug 11, 2015
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    Real Madrid
    With modric aging and isco breaking...and Mourinho's emotional state..Pogba should come running into our arms...heeheeehehee
     
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  15. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
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    Nov 26, 2006
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    According to Kicker James has already agreed on terms for his contract with Bayern next season.
     
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  16. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    ******** him then
     
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  17. HZinho

    HZinho Member+

    Apr 2, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I was initially the same with De Jong to be honest. He is already 21 and didn’t really make the jump to the first team until (very) late, especially considering other talents at Ajax who made that jump much earlier. But man, I reaaally like watching him play. A true football player, with the right kind of arrogance. I don’t understand why they waited this long with him to be honest, but I guess they had Bazoer, VD Beek and (even) Schone.
     
  18. HZinho

    HZinho Member+

    Apr 2, 2013
    Club:
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    That’s all in hindsight though, Bazoer was regarded as one of the gems of the Netherlands. Fisher made his debut at 17 I believe and was sensational at times (just too injury-prone). Andersen was being called ‘the next Laudrup’ and everyone at Ajax was incredibly enthusiastic about him. I don’t think they were considered ‘lesser’ talents at all, on the contrary even. Especially Bazoer and Fisher.

    Re Neres: not high on him at all. I don’t think he’s going to be something big. Everytime I see him play, he always seems awkward with the ball at his feet. He’s going to get exposed.

    Only player we need to keep an eye on there is De Ligt (as he has the talent to make the immediate jump to an elite club). De Jong has to be considered as well, but he probably will need a step in between the top of Europe.
     
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  19. Wolfdude

    Wolfdude Member

    Real Madrid
    Aug 27, 2017
    Doesn't matter, he can play, and if he was to come to Real Madrid, interest would follow.

    Before last year hardly anyone knew about Mohammed Salah, except for Egyptians and Roma fans. After his performance he was all over the place on TV in the Middle East.
     
  20. Wolfdude

    Wolfdude Member

    Real Madrid
    Aug 27, 2017
    After Modric, I just don't think we should ever have a team without a class holding midfielder, I just can't imagine it anymore. Much of our success is thanks to him.
     
  21. ElCapitánSR4

    ElCapitánSR4 Member

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Sep 14, 2017
    Are you serious? Every football fan knew Salah or people just don't follow the game enough. He was amazing at Basel, even in the CL.
     
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  22. Prit Javier

    Prit Javier Member+

    Real Madrid
    England
    May 9, 2018
    Salah in 2016 against us with Roma, he did nothing.
     
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  23. AriGold

    AriGold Member+

    Jul 13, 2007
    Göteborg, Sweden
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    More than he did last year :laugh:
     
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  24. Prit Javier

    Prit Javier Member+

    Real Madrid
    England
    May 9, 2018
    Liverpoool LOOOOOOOL
     
  25. S1na

    S1na Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jun 1, 2014
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    He just didn't score. Tbh our defence was badly exposed by his speed. He missed chance after chance.
     
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