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Everything posted by AK-3001

  1. I love how the coach gets blamed for an injury to a player that wasn't a fitness issue. Oh btw, it's the same coach that was being blamed for not playing the same player earlier in the season himself. The coach just can't get a break, can he? I don't want Sarri to go, mostly because I know and have seen his Napoli side and know what he's capable of doing. Also, the present Napoli side under Ancelotti is nowhere close to Sarri's Napoli side of 3 years back with mostly the same players bar Jorginho. I also struggle to understand, what more do you want from manager with t
  2. Every player playing in La Liga has a Release clause..
  3. If he has a good season here, they'll just raise the asking price in the summer. Else he has a release clause of 300 million euros. We've got a great player, but let's not ignore the fact that there is no permanent option in this deal. And yes, it does matter a lot.
  4. Everyone's just casually forgetting about Victor Moses
  5. Clutching at straws? Why would anyone like a post if it is about their future and it's from a player close to that him as well? Would only add more fuel to fire unnecessarily if it was untrue.
  6. Difficult to buy that. Even if he didn't realize it then, he'd have unliked it by now.
  7. I don't think I can simplify it more than that. Have a sound sleep and we'll get back to this tomorrow
  8. 1/4th is a bit too optimistic. More like half. Also, it'll be important as to what we do with the money saved. Buying an absolutely average 35 million player would be a no go.
  9. It's in Euros. So say about 71 million pounds The value being quoted is too much for a GK, I agree.
  10. They haven't. It seems they want 65 + 15 million in bonuses while Liverpool have offered 70. If Chelsea want him really, they have to act and now.
  11. We don't have any leverage with Roma. Napoli had Sarri and we paid more than what City were offering. Liverpool are bidding for what Roma have asked. Not happening.
  12. Good point actually. Emerson too. But I think we'd have acted by now? At this moment, I think he has an 85% chance of joining Liverpool
  13. Don't think it'll happen now sadly. In most cases, the first one with the official bid wins. Liverpool and Roma also have a good business relationship.
  14. Don't think there's much we can do about this. Courtois recently said he has many options (to sing a contract or to honor his contract and not sign but play another year OR Join Madrid) He's just being a douche. Board hasn't had a talk with him and Eden yet on their decisions. Not much they can do really.
  15. Personally for me, if Courtois goes for around 50 million pounds and we sign Alisson for 60 million pounds, I see it is paying 10 million extra for an equally good goalkeeper, if not better and more importantly, tying that position down under a contract of 5 years from now, rather than 12 months. I'm not too bothered if it's Courtois we have or Alisson tbh.
  16. Bailey for 40? I'd buy you a pint if he moved for 40 million.. Value doesn't equate to quality for sure and I agree to it. But we can't be playing value game and buy Shaqiri and a 40 million winger (PS. Not gonna be Bailey) to replace Willian. We will not have an upgrade at all, rather, just 2 more players, one of whom is Shaqiri and he doesn't deserve to start for a top 6 club here. The other 40 million winger will have to be really good, but I can't see any realistic 40 million quality wingers at this point of time. Anyway, a lot of this is hypothetical.
  17. And who would that 40 million player be? And are we forgetting about Pedro? I'd rather have a Martial or a Bailey over a winger around 40 million (someone like Felipe Anderson cause he's worth 40 in today's market) and Shaqiri. Quality over Quantity always.
  18. Why go for value when we're looking to strengthen the first team? They needed a backup for Salah and for them, it's fair. But when our RIght Winger isn't a very good goalscorer, I wouldn't be punting on another Right Winger who isn't a great goalscorer himself. May as well sell Willian for 55 and invest a little more to get a much better goalscorer.
  19. Got it wrong. Sarri likes a 4-3-3 where the front 3 are narrow, Jorginho is the Deep Lying Playmaker, Allan is the Box to Box midfielder on the right (can see Kante in that role) and Hamsik being the most attacking midfielder of the 3 on the left. For me, with our present squad and potential signings, I can see it being... Courtois Azpi - Rugani/AC - Rudiger - Emerson/Alonso Kante - Jorginho - Cesc/Golovin/RLC/Barkley WIllian - Morata - Hazard That 3rd midfielder is the last piece of the puzzle imo. We need someone who can score goals there
  20. Shaqiri is very overrated. Would rather keep Willian over him.
  21. They are mostly just pissed about the fact that De Laurentiis said Jorginho has chosen Chelsea over Manchester City, which would not paint a very good image of the club in the footballing world. They are just trying to save face, but are being kneejerky and digging a deeper hole for themselves (Journalists close to City mind you. Not the club itself).
  22. I think you're being pedantic here. City have been playing for their lives last season. They lost to Liverpool cause Klopp knows how to beat Guardiola in a head to head. City won many matches at the death in the league as well. I wouldn't get a player only cause he's a Chelsea fan. Jorginho would fit into Sari's system better than any DLP in the world cause he is the one who made Jorginho into the player he is today. He was their most important player for the system they used there, being the DLP and having a good passing ability helped them massively in transitioning Defence into
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