Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Balerion, Jun 30, 2014.
No wonder their fans miss the Russians.
It also just sux for the players if they wanted the loan. It's not like anyone is pulling a fast one, it just sounds like front office ineptitude... fine Chelsea or something, but why screw the players.
"BBC Sport understand the player contacted Chelsea owner Todd Boehly directly in an effort to resolve the matter, but his pleas were ultimately unsuccessful."
Twitter is full of rumors of a Pulisic loan to Galatasaray.
If he was going to go out on loan this window, couldn't he have found a higher level team than Galatasaray? That seems like a weird choice.
I guess the Turkish window is still open? Seems unlikely to me. No reason to risk an unsuccessful loan spell in Turkey.
Hell no to that.
Lol no way
I come old friend from hell tonight...
Yeah, that would be one bad move for Pulisic, unless he was dying to eat the finest breakfast in the world every morning for 11 months of the year... otherwise - no. Can't imagine that happening.
So you don't think "he'll" go there then?
Heavy rumors of Pulisic and Roma's Zaniolo joining PSG's Icardi in Istanbul,
According to the Turkish media, it's due to Pulisic's pressure to leave Chelsea.
I wouldn't buy it.
Funny, that's the exact reaction of the Gala fans in their forum.
Nothing against Puli (I hope), it's that they really need a LB.
I'd like to see that happen just because it would be so unexpected.
Chelsea would never allow it. Were he to flop in Turkey his value in the summer would take a heavy hit, and you bet they still expect to be able to recoup at least half of what they paid. Which is already unlikely to happen.
Some of these takes on Pulisic's value both in wages and transfers are OTT. If they sell him this summer, I am pretty sure they can get at least a fifth of what they paid and they used the other four fifths so it isn't like they took a loss. If they could sign him for another five and sell, his value might be close to what they paid per annum. I also doubt he agrees to a transfer that is a significant wage cut.
There are a lot of moving pieces here, but going to Turkey is ridiculous, even more bizarre than MLS. His injuries have been particularly untimely, and complicate the matter even more. How much will a team pay for a super sub that could be starting material if he can get over the injury hump?
I don't think we can know anything until we see how long he is out, and whether he can make an impact on the pitch when he returns. I believe all parties have adopted a wait and see approach, and what happens next will depend on how much time he gets and what impact he has.
This is not American style transfers, the player has to agree to any terms before a transfer can be finalized, and with no pending WC, there are no incentives for team Puli to take any significant wage cuts. Probably not many offers that appeal to either side at this time. He is still on a CL roster, and he is capable of making a difference on his day.....
2 likely scenarios for CP, regarding contracts and transfers:
1 - Chelsea extend this contract, and pay him the wages he's currently on or increase it slightly
2 - Pulisic runs down his contract and become a free agent. I am sure there are least a few EPL teams out there that would be happy to pick him up for free and pay his current wage or even offer him a 20-25% increase.
3 - Chelsea sells him off this summer. Again, it's probably a little difficult for a team to pay the $30-40M that Chelsea is supposedly asking for, while picking up CP's current wage. This automatically priced out a lot of mid table teams in the EPL, and majority of teams in the other top leagues. So who's going to pick him up this summer, who really want him? I can't really see anyone except for a team or two.
With one year left on his contract after this season, #2 seems to be the most likely scenario.
Pulisic runs down his contract and LAFC picks him up on a free and offers him 25 mill a year for 4 years with added incentives and lots of endorsement opportunities.
I'd be really disappointed if Pulisic goes to MLS any time soon. It would feel like he gave up on his career way too early.
Or that he viewed his career differently $$$
Leeds is reportedly paying up to 70 for Wes if reports I saw were true. So that 40 50 m price doesn't seem terribly out of line, ymmv.
Where are you seeing 70m for Wes?? I’ve seen I’m to 36M with add ons but more in 30M range.
Pretty sure it was his YA thread here.
I heard it was 30-35M buy option for Wes
US media report £35m ($43m USD), but Continental media report €28m ($30.8m USD).
Daily Mail in the UK says it's $37m USD, but it's the Daily Mail.
I suspect the US media is using the number that circulated early, $35m, but they changed the $ into a £.