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Summer Transfer Window 2021/2022

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by Mark1989, 24 Apr 2021.

  1. Andybtsn

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    Yeah I mean the season before he was in the PL he had similar stats in the Championship and ultimately failed in the PL, although so did the whole of the Norwich team :p
     
  2. McBain

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    8 in 38 that season
    15 in 39 last season

    I think he will be a very solid signing for Villa. Question is does this mean Grealish is on his way out?
     
  3. Andybtsn

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    1 in 39 in the PL :D

    We will see, 30m just seems a bit mental but maybe he warrant the price.
     
  4. McBain

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    As I say can’t be easy when you’re in the team getting mullered every week.

    Watkins and Benrahma were about the same IIRC so seems to be the going rate for top Championship talent.
     
  5. BaZ87

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    The statto's loved Buendia even during Norwich's relegation season. He wasn't the goal threat as he is now but his underlying numbers in terms of key passes, successful dribbles etc were really impressive for a side at the bottom of the table.
     
  6. Converge

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    Reported that Sancho would be on 350k a week for five years… that’s ridiculous. He’s not that good!
     
  7. GIBURROWS

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    Just think of all that tax his agent will help him avoid!
     
  8. fez

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    It would also lead to paying various other players more. £250k week should be plenty. Doubt he is on half that at Dortmund
     
  9. IronSpider

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    He's reported to be on somewhere between 190 and 210k per week at Dortmund! Still £250k should be enough. But it's United, so pants always get pulled down.
     
  10. BaZ87

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    It's not just because it's Utd. He'll be joining as a £80m signing and joining a squad that has players already earning £300-350k per week - his agent would be mad not to demand that sort of wage for him.

    In other news there's a few reports coming out of Germany linking Liverpool with Neuhaus from Monchengladbach. I won't pretend to know anything about him but he appears to be very highly rated and the stattos are drawing a few comparisons to Wijnaldum.
     
  11. Converge

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    Indeed that’s what I’m worried about. What’s next? James on £200k+ :rolleyes::(
     
  12. BaZ87

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    You're paying De Gea £350k+ per week, I wouldn't worry about what you're paying Sancho.
     
  13. Robbo

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    I don’t know why people get so hung up on the money, if he’s important and the manager wants him, just sign him. Be nice if we could get some business done smoothly for once.

    That said, I think it’ll happen. And I hope more follow.
     
  14. Converge

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    I guess to me it matters because it then means they have to try and offload dead weight to make some degree of financial sense which can then hold up getting new players in? Unless my thinking is wrong. I’m sure someone will correct me!

    Well true, but at the time he’d been key to us being anywhere near the top half of the league. Just a shame he’s so variable now.

    I think I’m more miffed about Martial’s wage than his! At least DDG did good stuff for sustained periods at some point!
     
  15. Robbo

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    Once the wage bill is in the state ours is, there’s no easy way back, unless you’re happy to sign ‘lesser/unknown’ players and hope they turn out amazingly.

    Not possible if you want to be at the highest level, just needs to be sorted gradually.
     
  16. fez

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    So you want it sorted gradually but you aren’t bothered about paying well over the odds in wages when we bring in new players?

    Wage structure is massively important to every part of a club. It dictates who you can sign, the hierarchy of players, what youth players will get paid. It’s quite amazing the difference clubs pay their top players simply due to wage structures. We won’t be able to sell DDG or Pogba easily partially due to their wages.
     
  17. Shamikebab

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    We'll always pay more because we make more. It's the same reason Barca and Madrid wages are much higher than Sevilla/Valencia.
     
  18. manic111

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    Surely it's because they sign players who are perceived to be better?
     
  19. explicit4u

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    Ornstein reporting that we're preparing a bid for Brighton's Ben White. Can't pretend to have paid much attention to him, is he any good?

    Looks like a versatile player who can cover for a bunch of positions that we need, but the rumoured price is £40-50mil. He's primarily a CB and at 23yo I'm not sure where that leaves the likes of Saliba or Holding. Makes even less sense if our transfer kitty isn't substantial, we need midfielders!

     
  20. The_One

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    holding isnt good enough and saliba wont ever play for arsenal i dont think