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Post by Twoism on Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:07 pm

@urbaNRoots wrote:No signings yet. Raul Sanllehi is useless, worse than Gazidis.


Lets not go there, bald fraud got us into this mess. All of his star players are now deadweight and impossible to shift out. Raul, Unai and maybe Edu hands are all tied. We have less money than Everton, Westham and probably few more mid table clubs and money talks.

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Post by Eman on Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 pm

I think in this game, it's not always as simple as wanting to replace half the squad. Often times, one or two key signings can allow you to shift other players around and change responsibilities such that the whole team is elevated.

There are a lot of positions where we probably don't 'need' to sign someone. I would be comfortable for example not signing a RB, as we have Niles & Chambers to backup Bellerin. Monreal and Niles are both decent LB support for Kolasinac, so I don't think LB is a disaster either, hell Tierney may just warm the bench half the time. Sometimes we act like Ozil and Mkhi are awful but they really are very accomplished AM options and we probably wouldn't do better if we tried to replace them on our current budget, plus we're playing them out of position most of the time. At CM we have Willock and Chambers joining the first team to replace Ramsey who was class but didn't always play anyway, so maybe it will be okay. This isn't to say that these positions won't need replacements in the next couple of years, but we aren't in crisis quite yet.

We need a CB and a winger though. A CB to help us stop conceding and a winger to allow us to play a more comfortable formation/style that better fits us. It's not too much to ask for 2 signings to improve a team that once again finished outside of the top 4. The club really needs to sort it out.

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Post by Sina on Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:37 pm




Not funny how this thread was more active when transfer window wasn't even officially open compared to now
none of us expect anything anymore :brickwall:

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Post by Sina on Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:24 pm




No more fat baklava eating Left Back cheers

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Post by Jay29 on Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:52 am



My guess is that Arsenal's business has been slow because they're offering small fees up front in an effort to make their small budget stretch as far as possible. The Saliba deal took ages to reach an advanced stage because the up-front fee wasn't high enough for them. Seems the Tierney deal has gone the same way.
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Post by Sina on Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:25 pm




eventually it will come down to player's decision hmm

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Post by Sina on Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:31 pm


:coffee: :brickwall:

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Post by El Gunner on Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:33 pm

Not sure that someone wants Ozil though tbh.
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Post by Jay29 on Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:13 pm

Some rumours:

Arsenal have raised their offers for Saliba, who wants to join despite Spurs' interest. St. Etienne, though, are trying to incite a bidding war to raise the fee as much as possible. This according to Mohamed Bouhafi.

Celtic have rejected the latest bid for Tierney as they're unhappy with how the deal is structured. Napoli are still said to be interested.

AS, Marca and Kike Marin believe Dani Ceballos will join on loan from Real Madrid.

Reports in Brazil claim a fee has been agreed for Gremio's Everton Soares, but I'm not sure about the reliability of this one.

Finally, there have been some funny stories linking Arsenal with Dani Alves.

Have to say, it'd a good window if they pull off these five deals.

dat feeling when you've hated on Ceballos for years for being a dick but he might join your club.
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Post by Sina on Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:22 pm



cheers :fishing:

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:33 pm

Good news.

Now a CB and Malcom and another CB and you're SET.

@Jay29 wrote:

Have to say, it'd a good window if they pull off these five deals.

dat feeling when you've hated on Ceballos for years for being a dick but he might join your club.


Ceballos is a MASSIVE dick, isn't he? Laughing

Great player though

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Post by Jay29 on Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:14 pm

The Seville derby is full of shithousing at the best of times, but Ceballos revelled in it. That's how I was introduced to him.

Definitely has a lot of ability, though. He reminds me of Cazorla a bit.
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Post by urbaNRoots on Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:32 pm

Have to say, things are looking up a bit after months of links to Carrasco, Praet, Brahimi etc...

Saliba, Tierney, Everton, Ceballos, another CB and we are set for the next season.
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Post by Hapless_Hans on Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:38 pm

Saliba doesn't even start to be an option until 20/21 though so you would actually probably need 2 CBs if Koscielny leaves

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Post by RealGunner on Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:29 pm

Ceballos would be good but i hope there is an option to buy even if it's at 30m or something.

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Post by Sina on Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:49 pm

Torreira-Guendouzi
-----Ceballos-----
in 4231 is as best midfield imo
Ceballos also option for CM role in back 3 variations

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Post by Firenze on Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:01 pm

the F? not having a dig at you guys but since when were you a developmental club? not a great look
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Post by Sina on Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:04 pm

Beggars cant be choosers
even when we sign a young player its short term plan Laughing
probably saving money for Zaha!

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Post by Firenze on Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:06 pm

yeah I guess it's fine if you can get Zaha in, silly money being quoted for him though IMO but I guess that's the market we're in.
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Post by mani88 on Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:04 pm

May be I am missing something but why would we want Zaha when we can have Nicolas Pepe for the same or even lower sum of Money and also significantly lower wages??

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Post by Thimmy on Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:35 pm

@mani88 wrote:May be I am missing something but why would we want Zaha when we can have Nicolas Pepe for the same or even lower sum of Money and also significantly lower wages??


I watched a few of Lille's matches last season, and Nicolas Pepe looked like a genuinely exciting talent, based on those 4-5 matches. There must be some reason why he hasn't been linked to all of the top clubs, because he looks like a top, top talent from what I can tell. I can't imagine there are many reaonable players with his level of talent out there. I suppose the reported transfer fees and wage demands can never be fully trusted, though.

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Post by Sina on Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:39 pm

I along with others have been mentioning Pepe quite a lot in this thread but that was when we thought would have CL football to offer
still probably club is waiting for Pepe's decision(even if we have very little chance) before seriously pushing for Zaha
dangerous game to play going for Zaha late in the window

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Post by Kick on Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:59 am

Pepe is a top talent but isn't the finished product yet. On the other hand, Zaha is.

I don't think many teams want to pay 70m for a player who still has some polishing to do.

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Post by Jay29 on Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:17 am



I like this move. It's not a long-term fix, but I'd rather they invest in a quality midfielder when they have more money than shop around for C/D-level targets. The money they have now needs to go on that defence.
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Post by mani88 on Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:36 pm

@Kick wrote:Pepe is a top talent but isn't the finished product yet. On the other hand, Zaha is.

I don't think many teams want to pay 70m for a player who still has some polishing to do.


Zaha (Finished product) has 19 goals and 15 assist is last 2 seasons
Pepe has 36 goals and 17 assist in last 2 seasons (albiet in a different league than EPL)
Considering both will flop and do an Alexis sanchez, two years later its much easier to offload a winger "looking for revival" who is 26 versus who is 29. (Hence a much better resale value).
I am unable to digest the thought process that goes into signing an 80-100 million pounds Zaha and letting go of an oppurtunity to sign Nicolas pepe for around 70-90 million who will also agree on a significantly lower wages than Zaha (currently earns about half of what Zaha earns). I always considered Zaha the smoke screen for Pepe but as the transfer window is going by Zaha news seems to intensify, while Pepe news dying.

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Post by El Gunner on Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:46 pm

Tell em mani, lol Zaha is such a fraud. Especially at that price that Palace is asking
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