News: Woody’s Roundup - The Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

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  1. MizzouMUFC

    MizzouMUFC Member+

    Apr 10, 2010
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    James is a traditional 10 at a time where the position is being killed off. That's why he's struggled to find a home. You can throw him on the wing but I for one have had enough of 10s as makeshift wingers .
     
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  2. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    James isnt the kind of character we need anyway. Too vanilla
     
  3. giggs88

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    May 11, 2003
    Virginia
    If we get Bale, I'm quitting football again like last time for 10 years.
     
  4. MizzouMUFC

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    The only way we should go for Bale is if Madrid take Sanchez in a straight swap.

    Nah, not even then.
     
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  5. FijiUnited

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    Feb 21, 2007
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    Why does this club need Ed Woodward again? I forgot.
     
  6. MizzouMUFC

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    Who else is going to get us an official deodorant sponsor? Those deals don't just make themselves.
     
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  7. FijiUnited

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    He’d find a deodorant that makes you smell worse.
     
  8. Sofabloke

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    Dec 24, 2003
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    To secure extensions for Jones, Smalling and Rojo before they are snapped up by Europes elite :)
     
  9. JC7rox

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    Jun 11, 2004
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    You forgot Lord of the Wings, Ashley Young. Captain, my captain.
     
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  10. Rooney20

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    Italian Press reporting that Sanchez’s agent has been in talks with Inter regarding his transfer there. Let the cleansing begin!
     
  11. MizzouMUFC

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    I’d be surprised if that happens with how much he would have to drop his salary. Or maybe were interested in a loan to buy where we eat some salary.
     
  12. jeff070

    jeff070 Member+

    Dec 31, 2004
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    De Ligt is a must for us. Pair him with Lindelof.

    I am okay Phelan as DoF if he brings in Rene as an assistant to Ole.
     
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  13. Ruud v.Nistelrooy 10

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    Jun 4, 2006
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    Inter and Serie A in general don't have that kind of money. unless Sánchez has resigned himself to a move regardless of the salary drop
     
  14. Chaz Striker

    Chaz Striker Member+

    Jul 26, 2005
    Denver
    We’d probably work our a remainder of his salary in the deal.
     
  15. Ruud v.Nistelrooy 10

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    Jun 4, 2006
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    we can only hope
     
  16. Ashur

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    Another time, another place
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  17. MizzouMUFC

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    If you look on Twitter, a lot of the ITK guys surrounding City have all at once backtracked and said City actually isnt interested in him. Some have been pretty open about it and are saying that insiders at Sporting have been leaking bullshit to try and get bigger teams interested in him. I guess the other option could be that another club beat them out and they are trying to save face.

    I dug a little deeper on Fernandes and even though hes being talked up as flavor of the month right now, a lot of people ITK on Portguese football seem to think he isn't good enough for Europe's top clubs (not that we are that at all).
     
  18. Naboomagnoli

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    May 31, 2007
    Have you got any links to those ITKs? I can understand if they think he's not better than De Bruyne & David Silva, for example, and I've not been able to watch a full match to see an entire performance from him. But not good enough for Europe's top clubs? Especially given that a lot of the top clubs have needs at 10/8 and he has 48 G+A in 50?
     
  19. Ashur

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    #794 Ashur, May 9, 2019
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    If Sporting are willing to take between 50-60mil for him, I'd go for him. Obviously don't get to watch Portuguese football at all and my exposure to him is in the way of highlights, but what I like about him is his dynamism and creativity, 2 traits we desperately need in attack.
    He's definitely not the solution to our RW problem though: he's either a potential candidate to replace Pogba if he goes or to take Lingard's place when we play in a setup where our forwards need support (such a 4-4-2 with diamond mid or even a 3-5-2).
    His stature and the fact that he starred in the Portuguese league is by no means a guarantee he'd make it in England, but for the right fee, then why not.[/quote]
     
  20. Naboomagnoli

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  21. MizzouMUFC

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    I'll try to find it when I get back to my office. I kind of went down a Twitter rabbit hole.
     
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  22. Ashur

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    May 31, 2015
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    Another plus in Fernandes's favor and I've touched on this before, is just his output and numbers. 31 goals, paired with 17 assists in 50 appearances is just impressive.
    And while I understand that the likelihood he would match those numbers in the Premiership, given how hapless how attack has looked as of late, it's hard to see that type of goal contribution and not think it's something we could most definitely use.
    Like any player brought in from "weaker" leagues and 5'8 to boot, there is a measure of risk. But at the same time, he appears to be quality (with a winning mentality also according to reports) and that is what we need to add to our team, as much as we can going forward.
     
  23. Naboomagnoli

    Naboomagnoli Member+

    May 31, 2007
    He's 5'10", Ashur. 5'10".
     
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  24. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

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    May 31, 2015
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    Did you stand next to him and measure him yourself?
    By most accounts, he's between 5'7 and 5'8 and under 140lbs. And even if he were 5'10, the bottom line is that "small in stature" clearly means that he's simply does not look overly strong. Height has nothing to do with it: guys like Sanchez or Aguero just to name those 2 are short guys, but they can handle the physicality of the Prem because they're stocky and are clearly strong individuals.
    My concern with Fernandes and that looking to be on the smaller side, he could be end up being pushed around and that could be an issue (not enough to make me turn him away completely though) ...

    http://www.espnfc.com/player/124091/bruno-fernandes
    https://www.bing.com/search?q=bruno fernandes height&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&pq=bruno fernandes height&sc=2-22&sk=&cvid=C6207CCE4780422AB94EAF91D4D85301
     
  25. Naboomagnoli

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    May 31, 2007
    #800 Naboomagnoli, May 9, 2019
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
    From the official Sporting CP website:
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    And I could do the same for the word stature, and how it literally means height, if you like?
     

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