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Disappointed that he's going to Barca. Would've been worth the £55m quoted. Glad we didn't mess up the wage structure though if he is getting upwards of £200k.

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Disappointed that he's going to Barca. Would've been worth the £55m quoted. Glad we didn't mess up the wage structure though if he is getting upwards of £200k.

That is what everyone say when they lose out on a top player or can't afford him. If we had this mentality before we definitely wouldn't have got Hazard. Sometime a player is special he is worth it, if you try to go by rigid 'structure' all the time you will end up like Arsenal with a socialist like wages and bad players earn nearly as much as the good ones.

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That is what everyone say when they lose out on a top player or can't afford him. If we had this mentality before we definitely wouldn't have got Hazard. Sometime a player is special he is worth it, if you try to go by rigid 'structure' all the time you will end up like Arsenal with a socialist like wages and bad players earn nearly as much as the good ones.

Partly true but I don't think Hazard was made our best paid player when he first signed which is what Pogba inevitably would be. Hazard would then get a wage rise if Pogba came, then Costa, Fabregas...

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Partly true but I don't think Hazard was made our best paid player when he first signed which is what Pogba inevitably would be. Hazard would then get a wage rise if Pogba came, then Costa, Fabregas...

Actually no one will get a wages rise because they are all men and not babies. Fabregas and Costa especially already on £150k per week each and just signed last summer, Hazard recently signed a new £200k a week contract up from £170k before where he became one of our highest earner when he signed. Doubt any of them care even if Pogba will earn £300k a week here.

Pogba would be but only because every big club in Europe want him...City, PSG, Madrid, Barca. Simple supply and demand really. I am not saying it is worth it but I would prefer we at least come out and admit we can't afford him instead of playing the self-comforting game of talking about 'policies' and all that. That is what bitter smaller clubs usually do when they can't get a top player.

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Actually no one will get a wages rise because they are all men and not babies. Fabregas and Costa especially already on £150k per week each and just signed last summer, Hazard recently signed a new £200k a week contract up from £170k before where he became one of our highest earner when he signed. Doubt any of them care even if Pogba will earn £300k a week here.

Pogba would be but only because every big club in Europe want him...City, PSG, Madrid, Barca. Simple supply and demand really. I am not saying it is worth it but I would prefer we at least come out and admit we can't afford him instead of playing the self-comforting game of talking about 'policies' and all that. That is what bitter smaller clubs usually do when they can't get a top player.

Didn't realise he was on £170k when he came. Say we signed Pogba on £300k a week, Hazard is our player of the year again this coming season. You honestly think that he wouldn't expect to have a wage similar to Pogba? I respectfully disagree.

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He wants 220k and Juve want 90mil. How exactly would transfer be an easy one for the club. I know Pogba is amazing and he'd take us to the top, but 140 million? Rather get Bale.

Rather get Bale??? Bale is a winger and Pogba is a CM, no comparison there

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Well if he goes to Barca we should try and buy Rakitic, simple as that. Just a pointless buy from Barca really. Rakitic-Busquets-Iniesta is a world class midfield and has the right balance more than anything.

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Well if he goes to Barca we should try and buy Rakitic, simple as that. Just a pointless buy from Barca really. Rakitic-Busquets-Iniesta is a world class midfield and has the right balance more than anything.

Iniesta will leave or be a bench player like Xavi in a year or 2.

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Iniesta will leave or be a bench player like Xavi in a year or 2.

Iniesta is still one of the best midfield players in the world, behave would you? Dropping Iniesta for Pogba is like getting rid of a Ferrari for a Fiat. Pogba is a good player but the difference between him and Iniesta is night and day. Dropping Rakitic for Pogba too would be insane considering how adept Rakitic is defensively as well as offensively, he gives that team so much balance.

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Iniesta is still one of the best midfield players in the world, behave would you? Dropping Iniesta for Pogba is like getting rid of a Ferrari for a Fiat. Pogba is a good player but the difference between him and Iniesta is night and day. Dropping Rakitic for Pogba too would be insane considering how adept Rakitic is defensively as well as offensively, he gives that team so much balance.

You didn't watch la liga last season. Iniesta was terrible. (Maybe old age or Enrique's tactics).

Yea, he had some good games, but overall, his play dropped quite a bit. Difference is that Pogba is a better player than Iniesta is right now and significantly younger.

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Well if he goes to Barca we should try and buy Rakitic, simple as that. Just a pointless buy from Barca really. Rakitic-Busquets-Iniesta is a world class midfield and has the right balance more than anything.

Yeah he could join all the other lads we have signed this year crazy2_zpsljrmpt1z.gif

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Rather get Bale??? Bale is a winger and Pogba is a CM, no comparison there

Never compared the two in position, what are you on about? My idea is that that money can be spunk on Bale and would be a better addition as we need a RM more than a CM? Do you even try to think outside a box or just quote anything you don't like?

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You didn't watch la liga last season. Iniesta was terrible. (Maybe old age or Enrique's tactics).

Yea, he had some good games, but overall, his play dropped quite a bit. Difference is that Pogba is a better player than Iniesta is right now and significantly younger.

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Sure Iniesta was terrible last season... maybe it was old age or Enriques tactics (doubt it his tactics won the treble)...

Iniesta was not terrible last season, he plays a bit deeper and hes still able to go forward, hes still world class, Barca's best MF player and easily better than Pogba.

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Sure Iniesta was terrible last season... maybe it was old age or Enriques tactics (doubt it his tactics won the treble)...

Iniesta was not terrible last season, he plays a bit deeper and hes still able to go forward, hes still world class, Barca's best MF player and easily better than Pogba.

Tbh, Pogba would replace Iniesta long term.
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Tbh, Pogba would replace Iniesta long term.

Iniesta can still play in that team for a few more years yet though. I don't think hes past it and hes starting to play a bit more like Xavi, doesn't make as many dribbles as he once did and touches the ball a lot more.

If Pogba goes there he might replace Rakitic more than anybody but his defensive side would need to improve so much because you see what Rakitic has given Barca this year in terms of tackles and interceptions as well as interchanging with Busquets, holding his position at times as he used to also play as a 6 at Basel and in Germany.

Still think the only team where he should go is probably PSG or here if we do go to a 3 man midfield but I don't think going to Real, Barca, City or United makes any sense now.

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Iniesta can still play in that team for a few more years yet though. I don't think hes past it and hes starting to play a bit more like Xavi, doesn't make as many dribbles as he once did and touches the ball a lot more.

If Pogba goes there he might replace Rakitic more than anybody but his defensive side would need to improve so much because you see what Rakitic has given Barca this year in terms of tackles and interceptions as well as interchanging with Busquets, holding his position at times as he used to also play as a 6 at Basel and in Germany.

Still think the only team where he should go is probably PSG or here if we do go to a 3 man midfield but I don't think going to Real, Barca, City or United makes any sense now.

I just can't see Pogba replacing Rakitic because they're entirely different as players. They want to phase Iniesta out, and Pogba is a very nice replacement for him if he fulfills his huge potential.

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I just can't see Pogba replacing Rakitic because they're entirely different as players. They want to phase Iniesta out, and Pogba is a very nice replacement for him if he fulfills his huge potential.

Pogba and Iniesta for me, are even more different.

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I just can't see Pogba replacing Rakitic because they're entirely different as players. They want to phase Iniesta out, and Pogba is a very nice replacement for him if he fulfills his huge potential.

They are basically both box to box players in their teams though. So it would only make sense for Pogba to take his place. For Pogba to take Iniesta's role, where he has more of an influence regarding control of the game and tempo would make no sense.

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