Rumor: Tottenham ready to make £5million bid for Julian Green?

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by terps, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. NatsTeamFan

    NatsTeamFan Member

    May 9, 2011
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Sell with a buy-back clause. 5 million euros is a lot of money for someone who's never played a professional game.
     
  2. eric_appleby

    eric_appleby Member+

    Jun 11, 1999
    Down East
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spurs are stupid enough to do something like this. No doubt Klinsi is giving him a good reference.
     
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  3. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was a lame attempt to riff on the memes that Dempsey was and Julian currently is a reserve player.

    But yeah, it would be pretty amazing.
     
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  4. Cubanlix63

    Cubanlix63 Member

    AFC Ajax
    Feb 19, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    They did that with Emere Can just last summer another player who was highly rated by them. Obviously since Liverpool just signed him they did not activate it though.
     
  5. nnelli

    nnelli Member

    May 10, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    I think this is a bad move for all parties. Doubt Green would see any playing time, and Spurs would end up selling him off before he's useful to them. Would love to see Green move, but this doesn't seem like the right fit. Jumping from Bayern's reserves to the EPL seems like too much of a leap. I think he would do well with a year in a less physical league where he can continue to develop a bit more.
     
  6. Editor In Chimp

    Editor In Chimp Member+

    Sep 7, 2008
    If Bayern sell him to Spurs without playing a single league game for them, then he isn't the shooting star prospect that he's been talked up to be. The EPL is also probably the single worst western European league for an 18 year old lacking in physical strength to go play in.

    That said, this sounds like a garbage rumor, as if someone connected the dots between Green, JK and Spurs.
     
  7. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to the article it's 5 million pounds which by my calculation would make him this the 3rd most expensive US national team transfer ever.

    It isn't massive money, but it is a lot for a player with basically no first team experience.

    For the record haven't seen the rumor anywhere else. Even sky sports isn't reporting it (went on sky sports eeew I need a shower)
     
  8. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't see him playing for Spurs. He'a too small. I say that he should join Johannsson at Az on loan.
     
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  9. iad_22201

    iad_22201 Member+

    Jan 2, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just off the top of my head I can think of 5 transactions involving US players that exceeded the 5 million pound mark. Dempsey to Spurs and Seattle. Altidore to Villarreal and Sunderland. Bradley to Toronto.
     
  10. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I fully expect BM to reject this deal, if a bid it tabled. What will lend credence to it however is if other clubs start jumping in as well.

    I don't expect a sale though, I expect a loan to a low-mid table Bund club next year.
     
  11. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I recall Reyna to Sunderland being in the $6 million range back then too.
     
  12. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe they plan to loan him out to Millwall. If he has problems with the Fire of physicality, then engulf him in the flames and see what toughness he possesses........ or he just has his legs broken and ends up with the NER reserves.
     
  13. notredamefan83

    Nov 13, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't see any truth to this rumor. it makes no sense on all fronts. No sense for Julian, no sense for Spurs, no sense for Bayern if they think he's he prospect they've led us to believe he is
     
  14. owian

    owian Member+

    Liverpool FC, San Diego Loyal
    May 17, 2002
    San Diego
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yeh but that's dollars not pounds, meaning it would be about 3.6 million pounds (at $1.60= 1 pound)

    Forgot about Jozy's original transfer to Villareal.

    I intentionally left off the Dempsey and Bradley's transfer back to MLS because I think part of that value was based on what they could offer off the field in marketing. But they are far from the only transfer which had other factors driving up the price (pretty much any English International has a 20% premium added on there price for instance) I'll count them.

    So I will correct it if this went through he would be the 4th most expensive US player ever?
     
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  15. Fernandont Scorres

    Jun 26, 2011
    USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would rather see this not happen, bigger chance of this move hurting his career than helping it. If he continues on the path he's on a move like this will still be there in a couple of years. Pochettino is a good manager for a young player to be under, but it's still a big risk.
     
  16. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    In my efforts to research the exchange rate between the pound and the dollar in 2002 I looked at Claudio's Wikipedia page and it says £2.85 million.
     
  17. koolvid

    koolvid Member+

    Jun 11, 2011
    USA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We all saw this coming.

    jk I've lost my mind.
     
  18. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Jozy was someone that Pellegrini had HUGE faith in. I am surprised he hasn't tried to drag him along after everything.

    I wonder how his relationship is with Jozy? He was the guy who scouted him adn personally picked him out and was his 'mentor'. His time at Villarreal was destroyed shortly after he arrived when Real Madrid took Pellegrini away from Villarreal...which was the beginning of the end for them after Riquelme left.

    Edit: Not that surprised--but maybe in the future we can see the two of them come together again?
     
  19. dcole

    dcole Member+

    May 27, 2005
    How much did Klinsmann pay to start this rumor in a feeble attempt to justify Green's selection?
     
  20. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, and did he pay in dollars or deutschemarks?
     
  21. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    From a man "In the Know" from noshortcorners

    FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    Flag goes up!

    You can almost hear it ripple briskly through the air. Perhaps you have seen or heard tell of this report linking Tottenham with a big money move for Julian Green. I have it on great authority that this is just another UK tabloid daydream recklessly spilled into print. Gosh, it must be nice to get paid London bucks to make shit up as if these are not real humans.

    An MLSS report is on the way, please resume all normal soccer activities.




    - Greg Seltzer
     
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  22. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've got it, I've got it. This rumor was cooked up to make other countries' teams think that Julien Green isn't that good and to trick our opponents. They will brush off his threat and be unprepared to deal with the specialness that he will project from the US bench. Brilliant!
     

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