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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by Arteta's Girl, Feb 19, 2010.
I just want to say. I love each and everyone of you guys.
I echo this statement. Big love from Liverpool
What did City pay for Lescott again? You guys have some money, whether you choose to spend it, and whether you choose to spend it on Donovan is the question.
£23m. We bought Bilyaletdinov with £9m of that. Off the top of my head I can't remember who else.
Pinneart rumored to going to Bayern in the summer, and making a run in Europe will help the books. If they can't get it done now, I'd expect it to happen in July.
Distin - £5mil
They're the boys. I was on holiday when they signed so never really found out much about them. I remembered Jonny, but for some reason thought we got Distin for free.
Nah, we ended up paying £5million but still getting them to for half the price of Lescott...another cracking bit of business by Moyes, I reckon. As good as Lescott was, we mugged City off there a bit.
Considering the fact that we had Distin not that long ago. And eventually replaced him with an arguably equally talented player that cost us a sh*t ton of money more... I would say you guys did a good bit of business.
Intersting. So in your opinion and knowing this:
Distin - £5mil
Would the rumored 7M pound bid Everton made for LD bother you? How much more would you want Everton to bid if MLS rejects that before you think it would be a bad signing?
Nope, I'd be happy. I would say it's around the right sort of valuation. He's probably worth £8-10million if he continues up the form. A similar valuation to Pienaar I'd say - though Pienaar only has 1 year to run on his contract.
Doesn't Everton carry a bit of debt on the books?
Yeah, but it is at a better level than a fair few other clubs. We spend within our means though, put it this way, Moyes has promised he wouldn't spend money if it meant us going into serious trouble. I can see a few players leaving this summer - Yobo/Yakubu/Vaughan. We generally spend money on either the incoming TV money, or on player sales. We also structure deals carefully and do stuff like pay the transfer fee over the length of the contract, etc.
Moyes won't pay over what he thinks a player is worth though.
£10m is the most I'd like to pay.
Maybe Everton can pick up the shortfall then.
Would you say Pienaar and Donovan are about on par in terms of quality? Or is it too early to tell?
It's the least I can do!
That sounds about right. Thanks.
Where was this rumored?
Just rumors but here you go...
I'd say they are pretty similar. Donovan obviously has to prove himself over a longer period in this league (I'm not saying he hasn't proven talent at international level already, etc.) and needs to exert himself more on some games v "lesser" teams, which he has struggled more against. Pienaar has proven very consistent over 2 and a half seasons now and played at a particularly high level in the back end of last season and the early part of this season.
From the evidence so far, I'd say they were players of similar calibre.
I would put Landon on a somewhat higher level because of his insanely high work-rate and his willingness to track back to defend. But Pienaar is still a fair comparison.
To be fair to Pienaar, he does work incredibly hard too but it goes pretty unnoticed at times. He covered more kilometres last season than any of our players if I remember rightly. He is probably going to win our player of the season award, maybe only Saha pushes him - I think Fellaini would have had he stayed fit.