Tim at Celtic by Weah of PSG

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. largegarlic

    largegarlic Member+

    Jul 2, 2007
    I don't know much about the French league outside of PSG. What level of club is Lille generally? I looked at the standings for the past several years, and they finished 2nd, 17th, and 11th in the past 3 seasons, so they seem to be all over the place.
     
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  2. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Probably historically mid-table or so.
     
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  3. TheFalseNine

    TheFalseNine Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Jul 15, 2014
    Norman, Okla.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn, that one's good too!
     
  4. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Doing the Lille Things Right: Weah at LOSC

    Making Weahves at a Lille Club
     
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  5. ChambersWI

    ChambersWI Member

    Nov 10, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Lille is a good place for a young player to develop. They are very much a feeder club
     
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  6. Higher Learning

    Jul 1, 2009
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    my vote goes to this one
     
  7. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    Tha Timmo III: Lille Weah at LOSC
     
  8. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Speak for yourself :p
     
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  9. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    IIRC the rule of thumb is divide the transfer fee by the length of the deal for the annual wages, so about 2 million Euros per year.
     
  10. frankburgers

    frankburgers Member

    May 31, 2016
    no one would beat this..
     
  11. Hobo

    Hobo Member+

    Apr 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    License to Lille: Weah at LOSC
     
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  12. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is Liverpool in the Prem, 2018-2019.
    But this is Man City.
     
  13. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    Just wait for Lille to make the champions league in the 20/21 season and eliminate Liverpool and Man City
     
  14. Sylvius

    Sylvius Member

    Jul 18, 2013
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apt! But, like 'Pool, we're not going down without a fight!
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  15. taylor

    taylor Member+

    Jun 9, 2000
    Fav team: FC CARL ZEISS JENA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Selfish but do hope for bundesliga instead. Now post what everyone stated for a transfer fee 30 pages back!
     
  16. eliwood

    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    To provide some context for this move

    Alexander Isak, who's roughly 5 months older than Weah, is being bought by Real Sociedad for around 10 million €

    And that's after a pretty good showing with Willem II in the Eredivisie (13/7 in 16 appearances).

    Says a lot about the value for Weah to go for a similar price, without having as strong of a club showcase
     
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  17. largegarlic

    largegarlic Member+

    Jul 2, 2007
    And I know we're kinda used to insane transfer fees now, but 10 millions Euros for an American is still a big deal. How many guys have we had who were sold for that much? Pulisic, obviously, Brooks, Altidore...anyone else?
     
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  18. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It's like with movies: every year the tickets record is broken, but it doesn't mean more tickets are bought.
     
  19. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Altidore held the record for 10 years and Brooks had it maybe 6 months before Pulisic. Pulisic will have it for another decade at least.

    It's a great sign of course.
     
  20. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Lille is particularly known for their youth development. I think Hazard went there first when he left Belgium (it's also relatively close to home, which didn't hurt) But in general Lille has had a good rep for it's youth system, Dunno if that's still true as I haven't looked at it in a while.
     
  21. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I think this is probably unbeatable... but of course, I'll still throw a few thousand alts.
     
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  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    St. Timmy's "Lille Weah"
    Walking in Love's land a Lille Weah. (this is particularly apropos, all you English major trivia nuts.)
    Five Lille years on the Weah to the Top.
    A Lille Weah closer to England.
     
  23. SpencerNY

    SpencerNY Member+

    Dec 1, 2001
    Up in the skyway
    Oh Drat, beIN Sports is the only US carrier of League 1 right?
     
  24. Insecticide

    Insecticide Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, Weah would be the second Yank to play for Lille after Maki Tall, right?
     

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