How Much Better Can We Get? - The Transfers, Rumors & Lies Thread

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  1. Dr. MvN

    Dr. MvN Member

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    Oct 22, 2018
    Estados Unidos
    €25-30M for Davies is a punt. There's still reason to think there's a big talent in there, at that price I would say take a shot and see what you might be able to recover. No problem with that.

    But unless Bayern flat out is done with him and knows he's not gonna re-sign, it's not worth it to them to sell him at that price. Might as well see if they can recover him themselves and, at worst, get one good season out of him before he walks. Don't want to set precedent for selling at a cut rate in the last year of a contract...Musiala's still unsigned beyond 2025-'26 so unless that changes in the next 12 months he'll be in the shoes Davies is in now, albeit I don't expect Musiala to have a miserable season next year. (In this case, I'm mentioning Musiala just in general, nothing to do with us.)
     
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  2. YOUNGSTARS87

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    Dec 21, 2005
    Lol I got roasted on this forum for saying €50M was outrageous just months ago

    I'm glad everyone has finally caught up
     
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  3. Nathanial Essex

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    Mar 19, 2017
    Anyone here rate Fran at all? He comes across a bit timid but I see something there.
     
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  4. AppleBob86

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    Jan 11, 2018
    Good bench player, about it really.
     
  5. Dr. MvN

    Dr. MvN Member

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    And surplus to needs if we did get Davies eventually. You'd want a defensive-minded LB alternative to Davies, and Fran's defensive ability is...not great.

    He had a chance to make a name for himself at the beginning of the season when Mendy was out, and didn't pass the test at all. No surprise Carlo basically binned him after that.
     
  6. AppleBob86

    AppleBob86 Member+

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    Jan 11, 2018
    IF we get Davies yeah he’s pretty much gone. We’ll have a LB who can attack and a LB who is better defensively in Mendy.

    However, if a good offer comes in for Mendy, I think the club will seriously look at it with his contract up in 2025.
     
  7. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

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  8. Vieri#9

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    Oct 22, 2023
    Calafiori all day.

    He can play CB, LB, and anywhere in the midfield if needed. Super versatile and is going to be a truly special defender.

    Stronger but slower options are Scalvini and Buongiorno.
     
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  9. Saeta Rubia

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    Is Calafiori fast? I think RM has stayed away from slow defenders ever since Walter Samuel experience. One of the best defenders of his generation, but really struggled due to lack of pace in RM's high line.
     
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  10. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

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    Highly rated Italian players rarely go abroad as well. Our last two Italian defenders were Panucci in 96 and Cannavaro in 2006. Both signed by Capello. Carlo convinced Verratti to sign for PSG when he was their coach. I don't think we have signed any Italian players under Carlo.
     
  11. Saeta Rubia

    Saeta Rubia Member+

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    Lol. Pedro Lima ends up at Wolves instead of Chelsea. Officially announced by his club. Wolves gave him 6 year deal with final one being an option.



     
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  12. Excape Goat

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    I simply don't want him on the team. I would wait if he renews with Bayern or not. If he doesn't, I am okay if he is a free transfer. Alaba and Rudiger were free, btw.
     
  13. boeder

    boeder Member+

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    Feb 27, 2013
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    Apparently Rafa Marin is closing in on a move to Napoli. Let's get rid of Vallejo permanently and get a CB.
     
  14. Vieri#9

    Vieri#9 Member

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    Oct 22, 2023
    Yes, Calafiori is quick, he would fit right in.
     
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  15. REALFOREVER

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    Dec 22, 2003
    Walter Samuel was a nightmare.
    I hope whoever made that decision got fired.

    How could they not know that a defender with the speed of a turtle would be a disaster at Madrid?
     
  16. Dr. MvN

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    Oct 22, 2018
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    Just not enough room for all of them. I like Calafiori, I also like Scalvini (I know he's long-term injured), I'd welcome either of them, but unless David Alaba somehow goes missing this summer, our CB quartet is set if we get Yoro. And there's still the playing time issue regardless...it's hard to keep four CBs all happy with their playing time if you're one of those Italians and you know you can get more playing time elsewhere, and it would suck for the game in general too to have those guys eating bench time and not playing as much as they can and showing their ability.

    The only regrettable thing for me about Calafiori is that he seems Juventus-bound. He's too good to stay at Bologna forever, just wish he wasn't joining that club. But I'm biased.

    On a different note (although building off the first paragraph), the thing about being a Madrid fan is that it's like looking at the menu in a restaurant when you look at the world's best players. Just pick and choose and talk about which ones you like the best and all that stuff since, if Madrid wanted any of them, they could probably find a way to get them. It's a pretty terrible thing for fans to be able to do. More players we like than spots for them to play in...some guys are simply best admired from a distance.
     
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  17. Saeta Rubia

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  18. MiamiNative0722

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    Curious to see Conte interested in him. You would expect that Napoli investing in such a high profile manager, they're going to revamp the squad and get back in the Champions League soon enough
     
  19. 4x4s

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    Napoli feels like a machine that runs by itself.
     
  20. Saeta Rubia

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  21. .halamadrid2.

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  22. Saeta Rubia

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    Lille was leaking 60 M a month ago via French media and now it has come down to 50 M with variables included. I think we will get it done for 40 M plus variables.

     
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  23. REALFOREVER

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  24. Saeta Rubia

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  25. Shay Z

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    How can i resist posting one of the most satisfying goals i've ever seen.

     

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