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  1. Alisson Becker

    Truth to be told. We needed Alisson more than they did. They wanted a good goalie. We needed one that can play out from the back. It would have made more sense for them to go for a Courtois/Donnarumma type of GK. I think the shortage of quality GKs available this summer can't be helped. Basically, all of Us, Liverpool, RM, PSG wanted to sign one, and the only standout player was Alisson. That said, I'm not particularly fussed over losing him especially for that fee. 75M for a goalie is insane even in these crazy times. You pay that much for a GK, teams are gonna ask the world when you come looking for one of their players. It would have been nice to have him but we're certainly not going to collapse because we didn't. One more thing that made it difficult to make this deal happen IMO is the overload of transfers the club is looking to make. Club has to deal with Conte, Sarri, Jorginho, Golovin, Rugani, Higuain, Alisson. Not to mention the possible departures of Courtois, Hazard, Drinkwater, Bakayoko etc.. and of course the loanees. All of that on a reduced schedule(WC, Earlier deadline). We were bound to miss on at least one target.
  2. 10. Eden Hazard

    He says the deal could be reached quickly for 160m. I think they're offering 160 for both. It never says we reached a deal. Anyway.... I think Fabrizio Romano should be our go to guy from now on.
  3. Alisson Becker

    I must say I really wouldn't mind missing out on him for the fees mentionned. I mean seriously, how worse would we be if we just spent 15-20 on Keylor Navas and used the money elsewhere?
  4. Alisson Becker

    Normally I would agree. but this is the second time in 3 years we're not in CL. Besides, Liverpool have just reached a final. Roma is coming from a semi. The last time we made an honorable run was back in 2014. I think it matters for some players. It definitely did when we won the competition and Hazard signed. Sure, we will probably get most of our targets despite no CL. but I just think this will be the only exception.
  5. Alisson Becker

    I wouldn't get my hopes up. Even if the club matches their offer, lack of champions league football will probably be the deciding factor. Obviously wages as well, but if Liverpool is willing to pay so much money to bring him in surely they can afford to pay him whatever we offer.
  6. Alisson Becker

    I wouldn't mind Keylor Navas at this point. Really underrated keeper. Plays for 1-2 years until we can sort ourselves.
  7. Gonzalo Higuain

    60 million if the figure mentioned around is right would be a really bad value IMO. I'd rather we get Martial even if it means sending Willian the other way. I don't mind if we overpay for talent and youth, but paying high fees for the likes of Higuain and Giroud is a bad investment.
  8. Jean Seri

    Fulham or West Ham would be such a disapointing move for a player of his caliber.
  9. Daniele Rugani

    All I know about the player is mostly from reputation but it's probably fair to say this is the main reason Sarri wants him
  10. Aleksandr Golovin

    Golo N' Golo in midfield, sounds like a good partnership.
  11. Nabil Fekir

    What a shame. I was thinking he would be a decent Eden replacement if he were to leave. Can't afford to lose him now. We need to sort the manager situation as soon as possible.
  12. The Conte Thread

    First match where I felt he had no ambition to win a game. Team was conceding too many chances and creating nothing. Took 1 goal and he still refused to make changes. Ironically, in his last PC he was talking about how he had too much personal ambition while the club did not fully support him.
  13. Man City 1-0 Chelsea

    I was really positive about this game until I saw the line-up. It's almost impossible to win without Kante.
  14. Michy Batshuayi

    His value can only incrase, smart loan.
  15. Olivier Giroud

    We are in a position of strength here. Might as well try and drive the price down. People here will be moaning in a few months that we paid 20m for Giroud but in the current moment they want transfers done at all costs.