Sebastian Soto at Hannover

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by ShaftBrewer, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I wish he had gone for Belgium or the Netherlands but that Premier League money is so seductive.
     
  2. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Norwich will be in the Championship next season
     
  3. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Perhaps he got a nice PL sized bonus by signing now rather than later
     
  4. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    He's scored goals in Germany. He scored 4 in the U20 WC. We are allowed to get excited about him.
     
  5. Thundering165

    Thundering165 Member+

    North Carolina FC
    United States
    May 1, 2017
    Raleigh
    I’ll be excited when he gets on a match day squad for Norwich. Until then it’s hard to see the way forward.
     
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  6. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well he can't get a work permit so he won't be suiting up for Norwich next year regardless. Hope he gets a good landing spot in Europe...you'd think with all the financial issues post-COVID, there might be a thriving loan market this transfer window since most clubs can't afford to buy.
     
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  7. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Could we crowd-source his loan to a suitable club? Count me in for Twente, at least!
     
  8. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    With EPL parachute payments to cushion the financial blow, and give them a massive leg-up on 3/4 of the division.
     
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  9. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will be interesting to see what happens to their young guys and Pukki but honestly wouldn’t be surprised if they went right back up. When they went to the EPL they didn’t go buy a new team. Kept the same. They crushed the championship. If they keep them together I wouldn’t be shocked to see them jump back up.
     
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  10. HockeytownHeel

    Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 23, 2018
    A lot of teams sell off a ton of parts to sustain the drop in revenue from the PL and then they find themselves middle of the pack (Hannoever 96 actually did this last year upon dropping). If you want to sustain the bigger league you must find a way to manage the books after a drop to go right back and remain a competitive team.

    I mean for gods sake Brighton and Burnley have done it... which is surprising if you think about it.
     
  11. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Teams usually do that that have been on EPL wages for a while or are like Villa who went out and bought a new team.

    Norwhich is mostly unchanged from the Championship to EPL and will likely remain the same when they drop down tho I know their younger guys have been linked to top teams. They wouldn’t need to shed wages the same way Villa will.
     
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  12. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    Drop takes Villa to the wage-shed?
     
  13. HockeytownHeel

    Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 23, 2018
    Not something I completely thought of but makes sense. But Pukki is on a lot of teams radar is he not?
     
  14. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They bought 13 new players ranging from 3 to 22 mill. All but 2 are over 7 mill. They also signed a FA. Wages will be an issue. They’ll likely loan out a couple and try and sell a couple but it will be tough.

    https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/aston-villa/transfers/verein/405
     
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  15. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He was linked to a few but he’s also 30 and his blistering pace to start the season slowed down. He likely wouldn’t be much more than a back up plan for most teams. Norwich won’t get the value they’d like for him so it would likely make more sense to hold him and try and jump right back up.
     
  16. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    Is there any chance he's close to getting a Euro passport and then could actually play for Norwich? Or that he already has a deal to get loaned to PSV/Ajax. Otherwise, I'm left scratching my head on this move.
     
  17. HockeytownHeel

    Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 23, 2018
    The kid needs playing time. Anywhere in the Dutch or Austria would be my first choice if I had it at that age. You score in the CL and teams take notice as its the biggest stage
     
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  18. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    On top of which he's never been that prolific, except at Norwich. He was a flop in Spain and in Germany and never broke double figures in Scotland playing for a without-real-competition Celtic side. He's under contract until 2022 and there's an option for another year on top of that, so Norwich will be in no hurry to sell unless the price is right for them and they have replacements lined up. He won't be cheap so buying him would be a big risk for a club, especially in this climate, and leaving would be a risk for him: the Norwich system suits him, they have an excellent chance of bouncing back, the club is very well-run and it's a beautiful part of the world.
     
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  19. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Zero chance of a Euro passport, though his Chilean parentage means a Spanish WP would be a whole lot easier than a British one. In any case, Britain is leaving the the EU so I doubt getting an EU passport would help much after December,

    Norwich would only have signed him if they were confident of getting a loan berth for him come August, most likely in Holland, Belgium or BL2
     
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  20. SloterHaus

    SloterHaus Member

    Dec 14, 2018
  21. charlie kennan

    Chelsea
    United States
    Feb 23, 2020
  22. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    What a sendoff!

    Where to next?
     
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  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
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    eliwood Member

    Jul 25, 2016
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  25. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    At least they didn't play The Imperial March.
     
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